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Commodity Chart Of The Day

Daily Corn

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For the last two months, it has been like watching paint dry with sideways action in corn as the 50 day MA has capped every upside attempt. However, that changed yesterday in March futures as prices closed above their 50 day MA. Then today, we have probed the down sloping trend line that has held since August.

My suggestion has been to gain bullish exposure, as I am targeting a trade north in the coming weeks. I've advised clients to use the Fibonacci levels in the chart above as their targets. My favored play is back ratio spreads. Just like I have advised traders to scale in, I would also advise them to scale out on the way up.

Cash markets are firm across the board in Ags, which is supporting calendar spreads and helping outright futures move higher today, as I think this could be a reversal in the making. Farmers are not interested in selling, and the only way for that to change is for the market to trade higher. Another rationale as to why I opted for corn instead of soybeans -- even though the soybean chart is attractive -- is that corn does not have the weight of a hefty South American crop coming on.

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Source: Commodity Chart Of The Day: Corn