What’s Up, What’s Down: Spotlight on Softs
Comments for March 4, 2011
Looking ahead to Friday by reflecting back on Thursday’s trading
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THE SOFTS SECTOR IS UP A COMPOSITE 0.80% THIS MORNING (FRIDAY, MARCH 4; AS OF 8:00 AM CENTRAL), LED BY SUGAR (UP 3.14% FROM THURSDAY’S CLOSE)
COCOA: Cocoa followed through with another strong session and a new CONTRACT HIGH CLOSE once again with its closest support area under 3400(May). BUY SIGNAL. CALL FOR DETAILS!
SUGAR: Sugar settled slightly higher this time but it was its best close in almost a month! However, sugar is also in a resistance area and is at the same price level as back in last December. I’m standing aside for now until I, at least, see a breakout in either direction. Long-term the trend for sugar remains up.
COTTON. Cotton settled higher again making a new CONTRACT HIGH CLOSE, ending its key reversal. BUY SIGNAL. CALL FOR DETAILS!
COFFEE: Coffee made a new CONTRACT HIGH CLOSE while still in a BULL TRIANGLE acting very strong with little support down to the 250 area basis the May contract.. BUY SIGNAL.CALL FOR DETAILS
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. Email Rick at firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll-free (888) 281-4158.
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