What’s Up, What’s Down: Spotlight on Softs
Comments for October 20, 2011
Looking ahead to Thursday by reflecting back on Wednesday’s trading
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BEAR TRIANGE FORMING IN LUMBER? MIXED SIGNALS IN COFFEE??
LUMBER: Lumber settled down 600 points basis the November contract after the housing starts & permits report still looking very bearish overall with some resistance around the 230(NOV) area. At first I thought a bottom could be forming but now it looks like a BEAR TRIANGLE. SELL SIGNAL. CALL FOR DETAILS!
SUGAR: Sugar had a huge range ending up lower now below its nearest resistance area while needing to settle over 2800, in my opinion, to have a chance of working higher overall. Like I’ve been recently saying, in my opinion this is the area to put on shorts if you’re bearish. SELL SIGNAL. CALL FOR DETAILS.
COFFEE: Coffee closed higher but still very bearish overall but giving me a buy signal last week, albeit, a weak one.I would be more comfortable with a trade over 24655 and a close over 250(Dec.) which would help confirm a turn back higher in my opinion. BUY SIGNAL. CALL FOR DETAILS!
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