What’s Up, What’s Down: Lumber, Cocoa High; OJ Low

Comments for for Monday, June 29, 2009

Looking Ahead to Monday by Reflecting Back on Friday’s Price Action


Lumber settled higher once again acting like it will test its highs back on the 22nd of June but now also forming a potential top. Lumber does have good support under 220 basis the September contract.

Lumber Chart


Cocoa settled slightly lower and did come within 26 points form my 2400 objective. However, I still look for cocoa to test that area again.

Cocoa Chart


Sugar made a new contract high before settling lower in a reversal type action. Still sugar looks extremely bullish technically.

Sugar Chart


Cotton settled lower this time and still should work lower overall with good resistance starting above 5800 basis the December new crop contract as seen below. My objective, for now, is still the 5400 area. SELL SIGNAL.

Cotton Chart


Coffee settled lower continuing to hold a strong support area(11500-12500) basis the September contract.

Coffee Chart


OJ made its lowest close since the middle of March with lower closes 18 out of the last 19 trading sessions.

OJ Chart

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Rick Alexander has been a broker and analyst in the futures business for over thirty years. He is a Vice-President for Sales and Trading at the Zaner Group (www.zaner.com) a Chicago-based futures brokerage firm. If you would like a free booklet explaining the charts mentioned above, email Rick at ralexander@zaner.com.