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Corn Mar '18 (ZCH18)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Market News and Commentary

Corn futures ended the Friday session with most contracts steady to 1/2 cent higher, as Dec expired at $3.76 3/4. USDA reported a private export sale of 125,000 MT of corn to Japan this morning. Corn export commitments through December 6 were 16.3% larger than last year. Export Commitments are now 44% of the USDA projection, with the normal pace running 49%. CFTC’s weekly Commitments of Traders report indicated that money managers in corn futures and options held a net long position of 98,617 contracts as of Tuesday, a move of +44,872 contract on the week. Argentina’s corn crop is estimated at 46.7% planted, lagging the 53.8% average pace according to the Buenos Aires Grains Exchange. Trade rumors this morning suggested China may turn to US corn purchases after the first of the year (reports were ~3MMT).Dec 18 Corn closed at $3.76 3/4, up 1 1/4 cents,Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.84 3/4, up 1/2 cent,May 19 Corn closed at $3.92 1/4, up 1/2 centJul 19 Corn closed at $3.98 3/4, up 1/2 cent

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
02/28/18
Expiration Date
03/14/18 (expired)

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Corn Mar '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Dec 11, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
719,463 (+5,375)
878,146 (+46,423)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
404,390 (+11,788)
232,680 (-36,193)
Producers - Long / Short
447,646 (+1,640)
790,525 (+45,176)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
207,088 (+2,429)
22,892 (-59)
Managed Money - Long / Short
268,915 (+9,893)
179,181 (-39,931)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
135,475 (+1,895)
53,499 (+3,738)
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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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