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Corn Mar '18 (ZCH18)

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cmdty Insider - Corn Market Commentary

Mon Sep 24, 7:26AM CDT
Corn futures are fractionally lower to start the week after closing 4 to 5 cents higher on Friday. Nearby Dec was up 1.56% over the course of the week. Total corn export commitments through the second week of the new MY are 50.1% larger than the same time last year. They are 27% of the full year USDA export projection, with the normal pace at 26%. The Friday afternoon Commitment of Traders report indicated that money managers in corn futures and options added 77,806 contracts to their net short position as of Tuesday. That net position was at -141,276 contracts on that date, which was the largest fund net short position since January. A total of 773,429 MT of corn was sold from Chinese state reserves in an auction on Friday, 19.47% of the offered amount.

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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