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Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher

16 April 2014
Jim Wyckoff Commentary -  TheCropSite

US - May corn futures closed up 3/4 cent at $5.03 3/4 Tuesday. Prices closed nearer the session high.

Selling interest was limited by wet weather in the U.S. Corn Belt that is preventing early field work for the farmers. The strong gains in wheat this week have also helped to boost corn. Corn prices are in a three-month-old uptrend on the daily bar chart. Corn bulls have the firm overall near-term technical advantage. Corn bulls' next upside price objective is to push and close prices above solid technical resistance at last week’s high of $5.19. The next downside price breakout objective for the bears is pushing and closing prices below solid support at $4.90. First resistance for May corn is seen at this week’s high of $5.07 and then at $5.12 1/2. First support is seen at $5.00 and then at today’s low of $4.97 1/2. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 6.5

May soybeans closed up 25 cents at $15.01 1/4 a bushel Tuesday. Prices closed nearer the session high and closed at a fresh contract high close, including closing above the psychologically important $15.00 level. Tight U.S. stocks and good worldwide demand are boosting the bean market. The soybean bulls have the solid overall near-term technical advantage. Prices are in a 2.5-month-old uptrend on the daily bar chart. The next near-term upside technical breakout objective for the soybean bulls is pushing and closing prices above solid technical resistance at last week’s contract high of $15.12 a bushel. The next downside price breakout objective for the bears is pushing prices below solid technical support at $14.60. First resistance is seen at $15.12 and then at $15.20. First support is seen at $14.90 and then at $14.80 Wyckoff's Market Rating: 8.0.

May soybean meal closed up $8.30 at $487.40 Tuesday. Prices closed nearer the session high and closed at a fresh contract high close. The soybean meal bulls have the solid overall near-term technical advantage. Prices are in a three-month-old uptrend on the daily bar chart. The next upside price breakout objective for the bulls is to produce a close above solid technical resistance at $500.00. The next downside price breakout objective for the bears is pushing and closing prices below solid technical support at this week’s low of $472.00. First resistance comes in at the contract high of $490900 and then at $492.50. First support is seen at $485.00 and then at $482.50. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 8.0

May bean oil closed up 57 points at 42.83 cents Tuesday. Prices closed nearer the session high and hit a five-week high today. The bean oil bulls have the near-term technical advantage. A steep two-week-old uptrend is in place on the daily bar chart. The next upside price breakout objective for the bean oil bulls is pushing and closing prices above solid technical resistance at 44.00 cents. Bean oil bears' next downside technical price breakout objective is pushing and closing prices below solid technical support at last week’s low of 41.11 cents. First resistance is seen at today’s high of 43.07 cents and then at 43.25 cents. First support is seen at 42.50 cents and then at 42.25 cents. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 6.0

May Chicago SRW wheat closed up 23 cents at $7.01 3/4 Tuesday. Prices closed near the session high today and hit a two-week high. The wheat bulls have gained the overall near-term technical advantage. Wheat bulls’ next upside breakout objective is to push and close Chicago SRW prices above solid technical resistance at the March high of $7.23 1/2 a bushel. The next downside price breakout objective for the wheat futures bears is pushing and closing prices below solid technical support at last week’s low of $6.56 1/4. First resistance is seen at today’s high of $7.02 3/4 and then at $7.10. First support lies at $6.90 and then at $6.80. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 6.0.

May HRW wheat closed up 23 1/2 cents at $7.65 1/2 Tuesday. Prices closed near the session high and hit another two-week high today. The wheat bulls have the near-term technical advantage. Bulls’ next upside price breakout objective is pushing and closing prices above solid technical resistance at the March high of $7.99. The bears' next downside breakout objective is pushing and closing prices below solid technical support at last week’s low of $7.17. First resistance is seen at today’s high of $7.66 1/2 and then at $7.75. First support is seen $7.60 and then at $7.50. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 6.0

May oats closed down 4 1/2 cents at $3.99 Tuesday. Prices closed near mid-range today and hit a two-week low. Bulls and bears are presently on a level near-term technical playing field. Bears' next downside price breakout objective is pushing and closing prices below solid technical support at the March low of $3.86. Bulls' next upside price breakout objective is pushing and closing prices above solid technical resistance at $4.25. First support lies at today’s low of $3.95 and then at $3.90. First resistance is seen at today’s high of $4.05 1/2 and then at this week’s high of $4.09. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 5.0

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