Coffee futures continued rising last week as the September contract opened last week at $1.76 per pound and closed the week at $1.8610. Initially we saw a short covering rally that was triggered by the weather that looks to have started mid-June as coffee prices moved up from $1.50.
Looking at the daily chart below, coffee’s current trend strength is very strong with ADX at 53. MACD is bullish but is dropping a bit of divergence and Stochastics are overbought but look to want to correct as the market is dropping below 185 today.
On the weekly chart below we see ADX dropping after reflecting a very strong trend down and DI+ crossed up over DI- the last week in June. Stochastics on the weekly chart are just entering overbought territory.
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So, has the posture of “big money” changed? I would say yes. Look at the Legacy report on the weekly chart below and you can see Commercials have been dropping net longs now at 3,175 contracts and Large Spec have been dropping net shorts now at -1,696 contracts. The more transparent Disaggregated report shows the real picture of “big money” as producers are adding to net shorts now at -24,293 contracts and Swap Dealers have been adding to net longs now at 27,468 contracts. Managed Money has been dropping net shorts now at -5,721 contracts. If Managed Money rises into net long territory and continues moving up I think you can see where coffee will head.
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So, this coming week we will want to see coffee’s price action close above and stay above $1.85 as it may test $1.90. News from Brazil showing their wet weather is damaging the quality of its crop helped drop Coffee this week. Continued added buying and selling by “big money” will get coffee prices to do just that. We will see if the July 20 report confirms these moves. Ha a prosperous trading week.
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