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Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher

13 June 2014
Jim Wyckoff Commentary -  TheCropSite

US - July corn futures closed up 4 cents at $4.45 Thursday.

Prices closed near the session high on short covering in a bear market after hitting a more-than-four-month low Wednesday. Very good growing conditions early in the growing season for U.S. corn are still bearish. The corn bears still have the solid overall near-term technical advantage. Prices are still in a steep four-week-old downtrend on the daily bar chart. Corn bulls' next upside price objective is to push and close prices above solid technical resistance at this week’s high of $4.57 1/2. The next downside price breakout objective for the bears is pushing and closing prices below solid support at $4.35. First resistance for July corn is seen at today’s high of $4.45 and then at $4.50. First support is seen at this week’s low of $4.39 1/4 and then at $4.35. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 2.5

July soybeans closed down 28 cents at $14.17 1/2 a bushel Thursday. Prices closed nearer the session low and hit a 10-week low. Good growing weather in the U.S. Corn Belt hit soybeans hard today. Bean bears now have the near-term technical advantage. Prices are in a steep three-week-old downtrend 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 $14.40 a bushel. The next downside price breakout objective for the bears is pushing prices below solid technical support at $14.00. First resistance is seen at $14.25 and then at $14.30. First support is seen at today’s low of $14.10 and then at $14.00. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 4.0.

July soybean meal closed down $11.80 at $470.50 Thursday. Prices closed nearer the session low today and hit a two-month low. The soybean meal bears now still have the slight overall near-term technical advantage. The next upside price breakout objective for the bulls is to produce a close above solid technical resistance at this week’s high of $492.50. The next downside price breakout objective for the bears is pushing and closing prices below solid technical support at $458.00. First resistance comes in at $475.00 and then at $480.00. First support is seen at today’s low of $467.50 and then at $465.00. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 4.5

July bean oil closed up 11 points at 38.53 cents Thursday. Prices closed nearer the session low and saw tepid short covering in a bear market. The bean oil bears have the solid overall near-term technical advantage. Prices are in a two-month-old downtrend 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 this week’s high of 39.50 cents. Bean oil bears' next downside technical price breakout objective is pushing and closing prices below solid technical support at the contract low of 37.47 cents. First resistance is seen at today’s high of 38.93 cents and then at 39.05 cents. First support is seen at this week’s low of 38.29 cents and then at 38.00 cents. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 1.5

July Chicago SRW wheat closed down 4 1/4 cents at $5.85 Thursday. Prices closed near the session low and hit a more-than-four-month low today. The wheat bears have the solid overall near-term technical advantage. Harvest and hedge pressure are hitting the wheat market. Prices are in a steep five-week-old downtrend on the daily bar chart. Wheat bulls’ next upside breakout objective is to push and close Chicago SRW prices above solid technical resistance at $6.15. The next downside price breakout objective for the wheat futures bears is pushing and closing prices below solid technical support at the January low of $5.57 1/4. First resistance is seen at today’s high of $5.93 1/2 and then at $6.00. First support lies at today’s low of $5.84 3/4 and then at $5.80. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 1.5.

July HRW wheat closed up 2 cents at $7.06 1/4 Thursday. Prices closed near mid-range in quieter trading and saw tepid short covering. Prices did hit a three-month low early on. The wheat bears have the firm near-term technical advantage. Bulls’ next upside price breakout objective is pushing and closing prices above solid technical resistance at this week’s high of $7.45. The bears' next downside breakout objective is pushing and closing prices below solid technical support at $6.90. First resistance is seen at $7.15 and then at $7.20. First support is seen at today’s low of $7.02 and then at $7.00. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 3.0

July oats closed down 1 3/4 cents at $3.44 1/2 Thursday. Prices closed near mid-range. Bears have the slight near-term technical advantage. Bears' next downside price breakout objective is pushing and closing prices below solid technical support at the May low of $3.26 1/2. Bulls' next upside price breakout objective is pushing and closing prices above solid technical resistance at $3.60. First support lies at today’s low of $3.40 3/4 and then at this week’s low of $3.38 3/4. First resistance is seen at $3.48 1/2 and then at $3.50. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 4.5

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