What’s Up, What’s Down: Corn Futures in Spotlight
Comments for Monday, September 27, 2010
Looking Ahead to Today by Reflecting Back at Friday’s Price Action
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Higher closes last Friday for oats, rough rice, corn soybeans, soymeal and soyoil while lower for Minneapolis, Kansas City and Chicago wheat. All of the wheat continue to look higher overall but Minneapolis and KC are looking a little toppy while Chicago has been consolidating in a trading range since early August as seen below. Oats and rice settled higher this time with rice making its best high and close since late April. Rice continues to look strong and now maybe oats will test its recent highs. Corn made its best high and close since October 1st 2008 fueled by talk of lower than expected yields. The bean complex had a strong close with beans and meal making their best highs and closes since September 2008 and oil since October 2009. BUY SIGNALS FOR MINNEAPOLIS, KANSAS CITY AND CHICAGO WHEAT ALONG WITH OATS, ROUGH RICE, SOYBEANS, SOYMEAL
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