What’s Up, What’s Down: Grains Back in Spotlight

Comments for Friday, July 16, 2010

Looking Ahead to Today by Reflecting Back at Thursday’s Price Action


Higher closes on Thursday for Minneapolis, Kansas City and Chicago wheat along with soybeans, soymeal, soyoil and oats while lower for rough rice All of the wheat continue to look strong overall with Minneapolis, KC and Chicago making their best highs and closes since last January. Corn rallied back to equal its best close since March 22nd continuing to trade near the upper end of a good resistance area and close to a buy signal. Rice settled lower and I’m changing from a bear pennant to a BEAR TRIANGLE.

Oats settled higher looking like they’re in a BULL PENNANT on a weekly chart starting to look like they’ll challenge their last highs. I’m still standing aside for the time being. The bean complex had a strong close with beans making its highest highs and closes since May 4th, meal since January 6th and oil in three weeks not quite giving me a buy signal. And oil settled higher while the meal closed lower this time.

Beans made their best high and close since May 5th now giving me a BUY SIGNAL and the oil in three weeks after a 100 point trading range and meal still look to move higher and although oil had its best high and close in three weeks. Meal is now in a larger BULL PENNANT also. BUY SIGNALS FOR MINNEAPOLIS, KANSAS CITY AND CHICAGO WHEAT ALONG WITH SOYBEANS, SOYMEAL AND OATS. SELL SIGNALS FOR SOYOIL AND ROUGH RICE. CALL FOR DETAILS!

Oats Chart

Rough Rice Chart

Corn Chart

Soybean Chart

Soybean Oil Chart

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