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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 closed the Friday session with most contracts within 1/4 cent of UNCH. This morning’s Export Sales report showed old crop sales totaling 6.056 MMT in the weeks ending Jan 10-Feb 14. That was an average weekly sale of 1.009 MMT, and 42% behind last year. New crop sales were 29,170 MT. The lead buyer of corn in that time frame was Mexico at 1.427 MMT, with Japan at 1.349 MMT. Total Commitments are still 2.1% larger than last year. USDA released more forecasts for 19/20 at this morning’s Ag Outlook Forum, showing carry out at 1.65 mbu, down 85 mbu from this year’s projection. This afternoon’s Grain Crushing report showed a total of 460.512 mbu of corn used for ethanol production in December. That was up 1.3% from November but down 5.58% from the same month in 2017.Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.75 1/4, down 1/4 cent,May 19 Corn closed at $3.84 1/2, up 1/4 cent,Jul 19 Corn closed at $3.92 1/2, up 1/4 centSep 19 Corn closed at $3.96 1/2, up 1/4 cent--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. (Settles 1:15p.m.) (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 Feb 5, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
721,668 (-9,517)
832,799 (+776)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
392,584 (+19,076)
264,367 (+5,731)
Producers - Long / Short
450,073 (-8,227)
723,610 (-9,708)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
180,372 (-11,053)
17,966 (+721)
Managed Money - Long / Short
208,095 (+3,930)
214,679 (+682)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
184,489 (+15,146)
49,688 (+5,049)
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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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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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