Corn prices soften in search of fresh fundamental drivers

Corn futures ended last week with different tones for old-crop vs. new-crop contracts. Dec-21 contracts were nearly flat, closing up slightly for the week at $4.6000 per bushel. This first look at the upcoming U.S. production season was close to market expectations, but projected [...]

Corn futures consolidate ahead of USDA report

Corn prices traded in a relatively narrow range of about $0.10 per bushel last week. Traders were also positioning ahead of what is expected to be a fairly bullish WASDE report tomorrow as the market foresees the potential for additional declines to ending stocks [...]

Corn market corrects on better weather in SA, speculative selling

Last week brought a market correction to corn futures, culminating with Friday’s significant sell down. Mar-21 corn futures closed the week just above the psychological level of $5 per bushel. Fundamentally, arguably the only bearish news last week was better weather in South America, [...]

May-21 corn futures briefly test $5 after weeks-long rally

Corn futures have posted an astounding rally that began in the middle of December and accelerated through the first week of January. Supported by expectations of an additional downward revision to 2020/21 domestic and Argentine production and a weak dollar’s perceived impact on export [...]

Corn rises to new highs

Corn futures closed higher each day last week off support from soybeans, the weakening dollar, and extended weather forecasts showing drier conditions in South America. The soybean rally picked up last week, and the market is trading above $12 per bushel for the first [...]

Corn market positions itself ahead of WASDE

Last week brought relaxation in corn futures after the previous week’s volatility as the funds appear to have broken a bit. Mar-21 corn futures closed the week lower by about $0.06 per bushel at $4.205. Trade activity may also be positioning ahead of Thursday’s [...]

Corn gets pulled up by bullish soybean market

On Tuesday, Nov. 17, most-active Mar-21 corn futures settled at $4.2675, about 4.3 cents below the recent contract-high and 6.5 cents above the nearby Dec-20 contract. RSI was neutral to bullish at around 62.6 percent today, a six-session low. Fibonacci extension indicates resistance levels [...]

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