December Corn Daily Numbers & Trade Ideas for 9/18/09

Published on: 22:57PM Sep 18, 2009


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December Corn

After the close: My support was $3.15 1/4, just $.01 1/2 from the actual low, and my pivot acted as resistance and was $3.28 1/4, just $.01 from the actual high. Ask yourself, how well would I have traded this market if I had these numbers last night? Subscribe now!

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3.47 3/4                            Key resistance

3.41 1/2                      

--------------3.28 1/4         Pivot

3.15 1/4                          

3.08 3/4                          



5 day chart....….….  Up                 

Daily chart   ……….Down        

Weekly chart …….. Down  

Monthly chart ….... Down  $3.98 is the 200 day MA

ATR 14                     Balanced 56%  

 December Corn Chart      



I have been saying "$3.11 neckline becomes key support now, $3.24 above that. Blue bracket line is key resistance at $3.57 1/2, $3.47 3/4 below ".

I said last week "This week's action has been constructive for the bulls, starting with Tuesday when corn made a new contract low and closed higher the same day. 2 higher closes after that confirms bottoming action for now. Retest of the blue downtrend line near the gap is key resistance at $3.29 3/4, and is also near the top of the right shoulder".

  Comments for 9/18/09 Dec. Corn

In my daily numbers on Thursday my pivot acted as resistance and was $.03 1/2 from the actual high; my support was $.01 1/4 from the actual low.  

Grains: I would rather have a good old summer weather market with rainfall guidance, than the erratic September frost forecasts. Soybeans have had an $.86 trading range this week with liquidation seen in open interest (wheat too) while corn open interest is climbing reflecting the "bears" thoughts of lower prices to come, and by "bulls" who think the lows are in and the 2009 crop has already been discounted. I am in the bear camp and believe that corn production will add 3 to 5 bushels to the USDA estimates because it looks like we will hold off the first frost at normal dates or beyond.

We are eager to get new crop beans harvested with only limited amounts coming in mid September, and everyone knows that the crop is getting bigger with every frost free forecast. Cash markets desperately need soybeans in the pipeline and are providing underlying support that we have seen for quite some time. Corn had an excellent sales report on Thursday, soybeans and wheat was good. My soybean bull spreads exploded Thursday and made $200 to $350 per spread depending on the one you did. I believe that this spread will work to attract soybeans away from the bin. I have none on now. I want to trade the extremes in not only the spreads, but the futures too. That means I want to sell at resistances and buy at support levels at extreme locations such as near $9.75 or $9.00, not really interested in trading overnight anywhere in middle. For day trades I have no problem with the pivot but prefer to sell at resistances.

Low corn prices and wide carry spreads makes corn my choice to store this year. Soybeans deal with record 1st quarter 2010 demand that will send prices higher or at least the basis will be such to stimulate farmer movement. End users will probably buy as much as possible at harvest knowing farmers are unlikely to sell too much corn under $3 or cash beans below $9 after nearly 3 years of historically high prices. I believe in the long run this is a bearish scenario, but until S. American production is known, farmers have control with their willingness to sell corn and beans and will play a larger role in price discovery than in years past.   

For now I want to day trade. I want to buy my spreads again when they are negative again, and trade at the extremely locations for an overnight position trades. $9.53 pivot is a good one, $9.42 200 day moving average is first support, and the red bracket line has held rallies in check.


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