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Jim Wyckoff's Thursday Closing Grains: Corn Closes Slightly Lower

Jim Wyckoff's Thursday Closing Grains: Corn Closes Slightly Lower

18 July 2013
Jim Wyckoff Commentary -  TheCropSite

US - December corn futures closed down 1 1/4 cents at $5.00 3/4 Thursday. Prices closed near the session high.

Weather forecasts in the U.S. Corn Belt have seen some better rainfall chances put into extended forecasts and that is near-term bearish. But Corn Belt weather forecasts can flip-flop in a hurry. Corn bears have the solid overall near-term technical advantage. Corn bulls' next upside price objective is to push and close prices above solid technical resistance at this week’s high of $5.18 1/2. The next downside price breakout objective for the bears is pushing and closing prices below solid technical support at the July low of $4.90. First resistance for December corn is seen at $5.07 and then at $5.10. First support is seen at Thursday’s low of $4.94 and then at $4.90. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 1.5

November soybeans closed down 17 3/4 cents at $12.65 3/4 a bushel Thursday. Prices closed nearer the session low. Extended weather forecasts for the U.S. Corn Belt have turned a bit wetter and that helped to sink the bean market Thursday. But Corn Belt weather forecasts can change on a dime in the summertime. The soybean bulls and bears are on a level near-term technical playing field. The next near-term upside technical breakout objective for the soybean bulls is pushing and closing prices above solid technical resistance at $13.00 a bushel. The next downside price breakout objective for the bears is pushing and closing prices below solid technical support at $12.50. First support is seen at Thursday’s low of $12.59 and then at $12.50. First resistance is seen at Thursday’s high of $12.82 1/4 and then at $12.90. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 5.0.

December soybean meal closed down $8.10 at $377.90 Thursday. Prices closed near mid-range. The meal bulls still have the slight near-term technical advantage but need to show fresh power soon to keep it. The next upside price breakout objective for the bulls is to produce a close above solid technical resistance at this week’s high of $391.30. The next downside price breakout objective for the bears is pushing and closing prices below solid technical support at this week’s low of $370.70. First resistance comes in at $380.00 and then at Thursday’s high of $384.40. First support is seen at Thursday’s low of $374.00 and then at $370.70. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 5.5

December bean oil closed down 12 points at 45.39 cents Thursday. Prices closed near mid-range. The bean oil bears have the solid overall near-term technical advantage. There are no early technical clues that a market bottom is close at hand. The next upside price breakout objective for the bean oil bulls is pushing and closing prices above solid technical resistance at last week’s high of 46.53 cents. Bean oil bears' next downside technical price breakout objective is pushing and closing prices below solid technical support at the June low of 44.60 cents. First resistance is seen at this week’s high of 45.74 cents and then at 46.00 cents. First support is seen at today’s low of 45.10 cents and then at 45.00 cents. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 1.5

December Chicago SRW wheat closed down 4 3/4 cents at $6.73 Thursday. Prices closed near mid-range. The wheat market bears have the solid overall near-term technical advantage. Wheat bulls’ next upside breakout objective is to push and close Chicago SRW prices above solid technical resistance at this week’s high of $6.94 a bushel. The next downside price breakout objective for the wheat futures bears is pushing and closing prices below solid technical support at the July low of $6.66 1/4. First resistance is seen at Thursday’s high of $6.79 3/4 and then at $6.86 1/2. First support lies at Thursday’s low of $6.68 1/2 and then at $6.66 1/4. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 1.0.

December HRW wheat closed down 3 cents at $7.16 Thursday. Prices closed nearer the session low. The HRW wheat market bears have the solid overall near-term technical advantage. Bulls’ next upside price breakout objective is pushing and closing prices above solid technical resistance at last week’s high of $7.37 1/2. The bears' next downside breakout objective is pushing and closing prices below solid technical support at $7.00. First resistance is seen at Thursday’s high of $7.23 1/4 and then at this week’s high of $7.27 1/2 and then at last week’s high of $7.37 1/2. First support is seen at this week’s low of $7.13 and then at last week’s low of $7.05 1/4. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 1.5

December oats closed steady at $3.40 3/4 Thursday. Prices closed near mid-range. Bears have the near-term technical advantage. A big bear flag has formed on the daily bar chart. Bears' next downside price breakout objective is pushing and closing prices below solid technical support at the July low of $3.33. Bulls' next upside price breakout objective is pushing and closing prices above solid technical resistance at last week’s high of $3.53 1/4. First support lies at Thursday’s low of $3.38 3/4 and then at $3.35. First resistance is seen at Wednesday’s high of $3.45 and then at this week’s high of $3.48 3/4. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 2.5

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