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Corn Mar '18 (ZCH18)

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cmdty Insider - Corn Market Commentary

Mon Sep 24, 4:53PM CDT
Corn futures saw 2 to 3 1/4 cent gains in most front months on Monday. This morning’s Export Inspections report from the USDA showed 1.263 MMT in corn shipments during the week of September 20. That was up 21.95% from the week prior and 61.97% larger than the same time last year. NASS indicated that 72% of the US corn crop was mature as of 9/23 (avg. 53%), with harvest listed as 16% complete (avg. 11%). Condition ratings improved 1% in the gd/ex categories to 69%, moving the Brugler500 index 2 points higher to 375.DEC 18 Corn closed at $3.60 1/2, up 3 1/4 cents,MAR 19 Corn closed at $3.72 1/2, up 3 1/4 cents,MAY 19 Corn closed at $3.80 1/4, up 3 centsJUL 19 Corn closed at $3.85 3/4, up 2 1/2 cents

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Corn
Contract Size
5,000 bushels
Tick Size
1/4 cent per bushel ($12.50 per contract)
Trading Hours
7:00p.m. - 7:45a.m. and 8:30a.m. - 1:20p.m. (Sun-Fri) CST
Exchange
CBOT
Point Value
$50
Margin/Maintenance
$880/800
First Notice Date
02/27/18
Expiration Date
03/14/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Daily price change for Corn Mar '18
Average price change for the 5 prior Mar contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 18, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
794,641 (+41,232)
771,352 (-32,783)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
469,442 (-21,428)
483,957 (+62,295)
Producers - Long / Short
513,539 (+34,519)
678,313 (-41,909)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
218,968 (-1,261)
30,905 (+1,152)
Managed Money - Long / Short
240,866 (-17,970)
399,290 (+56,562)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
228,576 (-3,458)
84,667 (+5,733)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
364-2 +5.28%
on 02/22/18
388-6 -1.35%
on 03/13/18
+16-2 (+4.42%)
since 02/14/18
3-Month
345-4 +11.00%
on 01/12/18
388-6 -1.35%
on 03/13/18
+35-0 (+10.04%)
since 12/14/17
52-Week
345-4 +11.00%
on 01/12/18
426-0 -9.98%
on 07/11/17
-9-6 (-2.48%)
since 03/14/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 96% Buy with a Average short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Maximum. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

The market is approaching overbought territory. Be watchful of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 387-4
1st Resistance Point 385-4
Last Price 383-4s
1st Support Level 382-4
2nd Support Level 381-4

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52-Week High 426-0
Fibonacci 61.8% 395-2
Fibonacci 50% 385-6
Last Price 383-4s
Fibonacci 38.2% 376-2
52-Week Low 345-4

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