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Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Corn Lower Overnight

30 December 2013
Jim Wyckoff Commentary -  TheCropSite

GLOBAL - The March NASDAQ 100 was slightly higher overnight as it consolidates some of last Friday’s setback.

Stochastics and the RSI are overbought but remain neutral to bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near-term. If March extends this year’s rally, monthly resistance crossing at 3668.00 is the next upside target.

Closes below the 20-day moving average crossing at 3505.73 would confirm that a short-term top has been posted and would then open the door for additional weakness near-term. First resistance is last Friday’s high crossing at 3587.50. Second resistance is monthly resistance crossing at 3668.00. First support is the 20-day moving average crossing at 3505.73. Second support is December’s low crossing at 3415.25.

The March S&P 500 was slightly higher overnight as it extends this year’s rally. Stochastics and the RSI are overbought but remain neutral to bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near-term. If March extends this year’s rally into uncharted territory, upside targets will be hard to project.

Closes below the 20-day moving average crossing at 1799.41 would confirm that a short-term top has been posted. First resistance is last Friday’s high crossing at 1839.70. Second resistance is unknown. First support is the 20-day moving average crossing at 1799.41. Second support is December’s low crossing at 1755.00.

INTEREST RATES

March T-bonds were slightly lower overnight as it consolidates some of last week’s decline. Stochastics and the RSI are becoming oversold but remain bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. If March renews the decline off October’s high, weekly support crossing at 125-29 is the next downside target. Closes above the 20-day moving average crossing at 129-10 are needed to confirm that a short-term low has been posted. First resistance is the 20-day moving average crossing at 129-10. Second resistance is the reaction high crossing at 130-11. First support is December’s low crossing at 128-01. Second support is weekly support crossing at 125-29.

ENERGY MARKETS

February Nymex crude oil was slightly lower overnight as it consolidates some of the rally off November’s low but remains above the 50% retracement level of the August-November decline crossing at 99.15. Stochastics and the RSI are overbought but remain neutral to bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near-term. If February extends the rally off November’s low, the 62% retracement level of the August-November decline crossing at 100.82 is the next upside target. Closes below the 20-day moving average crossing at 98.09 would confirm that a short-term top has been posted. First resistance is last Friday’s high crossing at 100.75. Second resistance is the 62% retracement level of the August-November decline crossing at 100.82. First support is the 20-day moving average crossing at 98.09. Second support is the reaction low crossing at 96.52.

CURRENCIES

The March Dollar was lower overnight. Stochastics and the RSI are turning neutral to bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. If March extends the overnight decline, the reaction low crossing at 79.50 is the next downside target. If March renews the rally off December ’s low, November’s high crossing at 81.73 is the next upside target. First resistance is December’s high crossing at 81.18. Second resistance is November’s high crossing at 81.73. First support is December’s low crossing at 79.50. Second support is October’s low crossing at 79.35.

GRAINS

March corn was lower overnight as it extends last Thursday’s decline. Stochastics and the RSI are bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. If March extends the decline off last week’s high, December’s low crossing at 4.18 1/2 is the next downside target. Closes below December’s low would renews this year’s decline while opening the door for a possible test of weekly support crossing at 3.99 3/4 later this winter.

Closes above the reaction high crossing at 4.40 3/4 are needed to renew the rally off December’s low. Closes above the reaction high crossing at 4.49 1/2 are needed to confirm that a seasonal low has been posted. First resistance is the reaction high crossing at 4.40 3/4. Second resistance is the reaction high crossing at 4.49 3/4. First support is December’s low crossing at 4.18 1/2. Second support is weekly support crossing at 3.99 3/4.

March wheat was lower overnight, as it remains poised to extend the decline off October’s high. The low-range close sets the stage for a steady to lower opening when the day session begins trading. Stochastics and the RSI are oversold but remain neutral to bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term.

If March extends the decline off October’s high, psychological support crossing at 6.00 is the next downside target. Closes above the 20-day moving average crossing at 6.30 are needed to confirm that a short-term low has been posted. First resistance is the 10-day moving average crossing at 6.11 1/2. Second resistance is the 20-day moving average crossing at 6.30. First support is last Thursday’s low crossing at 6.00 3/4. Second support is psychological support crossing at 6.00.

March soybeans were lower overnight. Stochastics and the RSI are neutral to bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. Closes below the reaction low crossing at 12.99 1/4 would confirm that a short-term top has been posted. If March renews the rally off November’s low, the 75% retracement level of the August-November decline crossing at 13.42 is the next upside target. First resistance is the reaction high crossing at 13.39 1/4. Second resistance is the 75% retracement level of the August-November decline crossing at 13.42. First support is the reaction low crossing at 12.99 1/4. Second support is the reaction low crossing at 12.56 1/4.

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