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Corn: The corn market tested a big level of support last week at $3.25 and held up mainly because at the end of the day, demand is still steady enough to hold those prices. That being said, China had its largest single day purchase last week, and the market was barely able to bounce, which has the “bulls” a little disappointed in the price action. Assuming demand dies down, or even weather remains ideal moving forward, don’t be surprised to see this level broken and make a push for $3 potentially in the Dec. contract. Keep in mind there is still a gap on the charts up around $3.43, and any type of bullish catalyst should send prices towards those levels.

Soybeans: Soybeans finished last week pushing higher after touching the bottom of the trend channel.  As mentioned last week, the beans seem to really be stuck in a technical trade, bouncing off the bottom end of the trend channel and pushing right back to the top end, before eventually failing again.  It will take weaker demand and continued good weather in order to see a major push lower. Until then, I don’t expect any surprises from the bean market, just watch for it to continue this technical patter until fundamentals give it a reason to do otherwise. With thoughts of yields being increased, there is a chance we see some pull-back action into the August 12th. Look for the $9 level to be a psychological level of resistance, as well as a longer-term trend line being hit.

Corn Dec ’20 Daily Chart
Soybeans Dec ’20 Daily Chart

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Tony Cholly

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Tony majored in Economics at Eastern Illinois University. He performed his thesis on the market price of corn in the market and the factors that affect it. Tony was drawn to futures trading because of the opportunity to have financial gains in an economic environment. He prides himself on working with customers one-on-one and developing a trading strategy based on the client's needs and wants.
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