What’s Up, What’s Down: The Softs Closed Low

Comments for Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Looking Ahead to Today By Reflecting back at Monday’s price action

SOFTS:

LUMBER: Lumber settled lower again; still between 2 island reversals a week apart but, either way, still is in a major down-trend. Also, lumber is closing in on its island reversal below.

Lumber Futures Chart

COCOA: Cocoa closed sharply lower again down for the 4th trading session in a row making another new recent low and close. I have a Sell Signal in Cocoa.

Coffee Futures Chart 1

SUGAR: Sugar settled lower again still in a support area but the chart action is acting toppy, while forming a potential top. I currently have Buy Signal for Sugar.

Sugar Futures Chart

COTTON: Cotton had its lowest low and close since early December again. I am bearish on Cotton.

Cotton Futures Chart

COFFEE: Coffee settled higher holding its last support area around the 11000 area basis the May contract. I currently have a Sell Signal in Coffee.

Coffee Futures Chart 2

ORANGE JUICE: OJ made a new contract low but closed above Friday’s highs which means a KEY REVERSAL in the May contract.

Orange Juice Futures 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.