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Are Coffee Futures Set for a Price Surge?

Posted 07/01/2019 9:26AM CT | Eric Scoles

September ’19 coffee futures gap up in price to 113.95 this morning after last week’s 8.7% gains! These gains are due to positive demand and easing global trade tensions support with a potentially large global deficit in production due to weather related issues. This weekend saw the U.S. and China agree to resume trade talks which has removed a significant amount of pressure from many markets and brought back a sense of confidence in investors. Managed money funds are still net short 30,855 contracts per the June 25th Commitments of Traders Report so there is still plenty of potential for short covering and buying momentum. Weekly chart suggests the long-term trend is looking to turn in favor of the bulls. There is risk of a near term pull back so it may be advantageous to lock in profits on any long positions, or it could be a bullish opportunity to get in at a cheaper price.

Coffee Sep ’19 Daily Chart

Coffee Sep '19 Daily Chart

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Eric Scoles

Market Strategist
Eric entered the workforce during the summer of 2007 as an apprentice tradesman just before the big crash and recession which followed. The impact of which strongly inspired his interest in the financial industry and began him as a student of the markets. Eric worked throughout the following years developing strong communication skills and risk management practices in the aviation and marketing industries before ultimately getting licensed and turning his passion into a career as a market strategist with RJO Futures.
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