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Corn Dec '18 (ZCZ18)

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cmdty Insider - Corn Market Commentary


Corn futures posted penny losses in most front months on Tuesday. Crude oil was down sharply on the day. USDA reported a net cancellation of 200,588 MT of corn for 18/19 delivery to unknown destinations this morning. The average spot price for corn was reported at $3.30 1/4 by DTN on Monday, 22 cents higher than a year ago. Put against Dec that leaves the average basis at -32 cents, 4 3/4 cents stronger than last year. On Monday, NASS showed that IL was done with corn harvest, with most other top producers (IA, MN, NE, and the Dakotas) still lagging normal pace. Ukraine’s Ag Ministry added 0.8 MMT to their 2018 corn crop estimate at 34.8 MMT, vs. the most recent USDA number of 33.5 MMT.Dec 18 Corn closed at $3.61 1/4, down 1 cent,Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.72 1/4, down 1 cent,May 19 Corn closed at $3.80, down 1 centJul 19 Corn closed at $3.86 3/4, down 1 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. (Sun-Fri) CST
Exchange
CBOT
Point Value
$50
Margin/Maintenance
$880/800
First Notice Date
11/30/18 (9 days)
Expiration Date
12/14/18 (23 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 13, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
804,443 (+41,516)
892,753 (+26,529)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
404,310 (-14,141)
287,318 (-793)
Producers - Long / Short
502,828 (+36,569)
777,982 (+17,230)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
224,817 (-2,399)
37,973 (+1,953)
Managed Money - Long / Short
240,283 (+2,515)
224,450 (+1,244)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
164,027 (-16,656)
62,868 (-2,037)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
360-4 +0.42%
on 10/25/18
379-0 -4.49%
on 11/08/18
-5-0 (-1.36%)
since 10/19/18
3-Month
342-4 +5.69%
on 09/18/18
379-0 -4.49%
on 11/08/18
-12-2 (-3.27%)
since 08/21/18
52-Week
342-4 +5.69%
on 09/18/18
429-4 -15.72%
on 05/24/18
-26-0 (-6.70%)
since 11/21/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 48% Sell with a Average short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

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

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

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 364-2
1st Resistance Point 362-6
Last Price 362-0
1st Support Level 360-4
2nd Support Level 359-6

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52-Week High 429-4
Fibonacci 61.8% 396-2
Fibonacci 50% 386-0
Fibonacci 38.2% 375-6
Last Price 362-0
52-Week Low 342-4

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