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Corn Mar '18 (ZCH18)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary


Corn futures are trading fractionally higher ahead of this morning’s monthly USDA supply/demand update. They closed Monday steady to 1 1/2 cents lower, with Dec up 1/4 cent ahead of Friday’s expiration. USDA reported the fourth largest daily export sale on record for corn yesterday, but it didn’t move the market. The weekly Export Inspections report indicated that 876,305 MT of corn was shipped in the week that ended on 12/6. The weekly export total was 22.06% larger than the same week in 2017. Accumulated exports since September 1 are now 75.57% above year ago at 594.71 mbu. The Monday afternoon Commitment of Traders report showed money managers flipping their net position by 75,893 contracts in corn futures and options to be net long 53,745 contracts as of last Tuesday. --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

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)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 27, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
805,806 (-16,352)
843,177 (-63,346)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
336,010 (-52,262)
293,988 (+4,811)
Producers - Long / Short
534,836 (+16,647)
752,570 (-30,676)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
202,523 (-15,634)
22,160 (-15,305)
Managed Money - Long / Short
215,823 (-4,997)
246,877 (+16,205)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
120,187 (-47,265)
47,111 (-11,394)
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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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