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Corn Dec '18 (ZCZ18)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Market News and Commentary

Corn futures are down 4 to 5 1/2 cents in most contracts on Tuesday, pressured by the rest of the grain complex. The weekly Export Inspections report showed shipments of 941,811 MT of corn in the week of 2/14. That was slightly below last year but 25.34% larger than the previous week. Mexico and Japan were the top two destinations in that week. Inspections YTD are still 44.90% larger than the same time frame last year. The EIA report will be pushed back to Thursday this week due to Monday’s President’s Day holiday.Mar 19 Corn is at $3.69 1/4, down 5 1/2 cents,May 19 Corn is at $3.77 1/2, down 5 1/4 cents,Jul 19 Corn is at $3.85 1/4, down 5 1/4 centsSep 19 Corn is at $3.89 3/4, down 4 1/2 cents --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. (Settle 1:15pm) (Sun-Fri) CST
Exchange
CBOT
Point Value
$50
Margin/Maintenance
$770/700
First Notice Date
11/30/18
Expiration Date
12/14/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 29, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
731,185 (+27,579)
832,023 (-1,180)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
373,508 (-22,936)
258,636 (+10,194)
Producers - Long / Short
458,300 (+17,637)
733,318 (-11,910)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
191,425 (-832)
17,245 (-44)
Managed Money - Long / Short
204,165 (-29,206)
213,997 (+13,945)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
169,343 (+6,270)
44,639 (-3,751)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
355-2 +6.05%
on 11/26/18
379-0 -0.59%
on 12/14/18
+9-6 (+2.66%)
since 11/14/18
3-Month
342-4 +10.00%
on 09/18/18
379-0 -0.59%
on 12/14/18
+25-0 (+7.11%)
since 09/14/18
52-Week
342-4 +10.00%
on 09/18/18
429-4 -12.28%
on 05/24/18
-4-0 (-1.05%)
since 12/14/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 64% Buy with a Strengthening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

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

The market is in highly overbought territory. Beware of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 381-3
1st Resistance Point 379-1
Last Price 376-6s
1st Support Level 374-3
2nd Support Level 371-7

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52-Week High 429-4
Fibonacci 61.8% 396-2
Fibonacci 50% 386-0
Last Price 376-6s
Fibonacci 38.2% 375-6
52-Week Low 342-4

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