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Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher

30 April 2014
Jim Wyckoff Commentary -  TheCropSite

US - July corn futures closed up 7 3/4 cents at $5.21 1/2 Tuesday.

Prices closed near the session high and closed at a fresh eight-month high close today. Increasing concerns about U.S. corn planting delays are boosting corn. Corn prices are in a four-month-old uptrend on the daily bar chart.

The bulls have the solid near-term technical advantage. Corn bulls' next upside price objective is to push and close prices above strong technical resistance at the April high of $5.24 1/4. The next downside price breakout objective for the bears is pushing and closing prices below solid support at $5.06. First resistance for July corn is seen at today’s high of $5.22 and then at $5.24 1/4. First support is seen at $5.17 and then at today’s low of $5.14 1/4. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 7.0

July soybeans closed up 17 1/4 cents at $15.17 1/4 a bushel Tuesday. Prices closed near the session high today and closed at a fresh contract high close. The soybean market is getting support from tight domestic stocks and from the strength in corn and wheat recently. Bean bulls have the solid overall near-term technical advantage. Prices are in a steep three-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 the contract high of $15.21 a bushel. The next downside price breakout objective for the bears is pushing prices below solid technical support at $14.80. First resistance is seen at $15.21 and then at $15.25. First support is seen at $15.10 and then at $15.00. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 8.0.

July soybean meal closed up $6.40 at $491.20 Tuesday. Prices closed nearer the session high and hit another fresh contract high. 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 the contract high of $500.00.

The next downside price breakout objective for the bears is pushing and closing prices below solid technical support at $475.00. First resistance comes in at today’s contract high of $493.20 and then at $495.00. First support is seen at $488.80 and then at $485.00. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 8.5

July bean oil closed up 12 points at 42.95 cents Tuesday. Prices closed nearer the session high. The bean oil bulls have the slight near-term technical advantage but need to show more power soon to keep it. The next upside price breakout objective for the bean oil bulls is pushing and closing prices above solid technical resistance at the April high of 43.95 cents.

Bean oil bears' next downside technical price breakout objective is pushing and closing prices below solid technical support at 42.00 cents. First resistance is seen at today’s high of 43.10 cents and then at 43.25 cents. First support is seen at today’s low of 42.65 cents and then at last week’s low of 42.47 cents. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 5.5

July Chicago SRW wheat closed up 8 cents at $7.16 1/2 Tuesday. Prices closed near the session high today and closed at a four-week high close. The wheat bulls have the overall near-term technical advantage and have gained upside momentum recently. Wheat bulls’ next upside breakout objective is to push and close Chicago SRW prices above solid technical resistance at the March high of $7.25 1/4.

The next downside price breakout objective for the wheat futures bears is pushing and closing prices below solid technical support at $6.90. First resistance is seen at the April high of $7.18 1/4 and then at the March high of $7.25 1/4. First support lies at today’s low of $7.04 and then at $7.00. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 6.5.

July HRW wheat closed up 16 cents at $8.02 1/2 Tuesday. Prices closed near the session high and hit a fresh 11-month high today. The wheat bulls have the solid near-term technical advantage and have gained upside momentum recently. Bulls’ next upside price breakout objective is pushing and closing prices above solid technical resistance at $8.25.

The bears' next downside breakout objective is pushing and closing prices below solid technical support at $7.35. First resistance is seen at today’s high of $8.03 1/4 and then at $8.15. First support is seen at $7.94 1/2 and then at today’s low of $7.82 1/4. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 7.5

July oats closed up 6 3/4 cents at $3.69 1/4 Tuesday. Prices closed near the session high and hit a two-week high today. Bulls and bears are on a level near-term technical playing field. A two-month-old downtrend on the daily bar chart was negated today.

Bears' next downside price breakout objective is pushing and closing prices below solid technical support at $3.50. Bulls' next upside price breakout objective is pushing and closing prices above solid technical resistance at the April high of $3.76 1/2. First support lies at $3.65 and then at $3.60. First resistance is seen at $3.70 and then at $3.75. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 5.0

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