Cocoa - YTD up 8.07%
Traders should have exited longs and look to attack the downside as uncertainty surrounding the impact of the Cornonavirus weigh in on global demand. Remember that cocoa has always been a market sensitive to changes in economic activity and with open interest back near contract highs, stochastics coming out of overbought territory, we could be setting up for a correction back down to support at 2700. If this level is breached , watch for a quick move down to the 50% retracement of the December low to January high. Consider put options with 2-6 weeks until expiration for this market or if you use futures your easy tap out point is a close over contract highs.
R2 - 2850
R1 - 2800
S1 - 2700
S2 - 2625
Downside target = 2700
Reversal point = 2850
Sugar - YTD up 7.08%
Another market I believe to be impacted by the Coronavirus and after the reversal high on Jan 23rd and follow through selling on the 24th we could be setting up for a correction back down to support around 13.90. Open interest has exploded since the start of the year on prospects that the global supply picture has a growing deficit of 6 million tonnes and expanding. However with the recent collapse in crude oil and gasoline, ethanol production could be curbed therefore reducing the supply threat.
R2 - 14.90
R1 - 14.69
S1 - 14.26
S2 - 13.92
Downside target = 13.92
Reversal point = 14.90
Orange Juice - YTD down 4.26%
OJ continues to fail to make headlines as prices have been in a well contained area of consolidation for the past couple weeks. From a technical perspective it appears this market could make a move in either direction. If we see a break over 97 we could see a short covering rally back up to 104 while a break below recent support of 94.25 could result in a washout back to 90. Personally my bias is neutral on this market for the time being and there are better opportunities at the moment.
Coffee - YTD down 14.76%
The V shaped chart pattern in coffee probably has a bit more to run and I do not think we have seen the full washout yet. With the market unable to hold any gains for more than a day the longs are most likely using the hope and pray strategy that a short covering rally comes soon. One of the stocks that has sparked my interest is Luckin coffee which is the equivalent to a Chinese Starbucks and with the spread of the Coronavirus and Luckins sharp selloff, I have to assume that coffee demand is going to slump in the near future weighing in on futures prices.
Good luck and good trading,
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*percentage figures are taken at time of writing
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