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Coffee Finding a Bottom?

Posted 08/21/2019 8:06AM CT | Adam Tuiaana

Coffee prices continue to resume a downtrend that has been in place since July 5th. However, with the U.S. dollar now facing strong resistance at the 9900 level, and a potential double-top reversal down, the Brazilian currency is finding some good support and thus we may likely see a bounce in coffee prices in the near term.

In my last article, I noted that our friends at The Hightower Group had reported that “Vietnam’s Central Highlands growing region is forecast to receive 20% to 40% less rain than normal this month, with temperatures expected to be slightly above average.” These weather concerns in Vietnam have not seen much reported improvement and may also continue to help support higher coffee prices.

There may likely be a strong case for a key reversal up. Yesterday’s low of 8960 sparked strong buying support, which pushed September coffee to end on the day’s highs. Subsequently, we’ve seen a strong overnight rally, with momentum levels trending higher and diverging from the falling price action. This could signal a strong move higher in the near term.

Coffee Sep ’19 Daily Chart
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Adam Tuiaana

Senior Market Strategist
Adam grew up in Chicago and was always fascinated by the fast-paced action found in the futures market hub there. He began participating in the financial markets by trading stocks in 1997 and began his career as a trading consultant with RJO Futures in March of 2009. At RJO, he specializes in risk management and disciplined trading plans, and is focused on educating clients with one-on-one consulting and training. Adam believes the best approach to trading is to take a measured and objective approach and let the markets guide your decisions.
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