July 2013 Chicago Wheat opened last week at $6.8125 per bushel and closed the week at $6.9750, but not before hitting a high of $7.09 for the week.
Global ending stocks for 2013/2014
In the May WASDE global ending stocks are projected to be at 186.4 million tons, up 6.2 million tons from last year. The 51.2 million ton increase in foreign production will more than offset the lower forecast production in the U.S. If recognized the forecast 701.1 million ton global production for 2013/2014 would be a record that is up 45.5 million tons from 2012/2013. So with the knowledge of global supplies, keep a sharp eye on how “big money” is posturing. U.S. Winter Wheat condition does not look as if it will take a toll on global supplies. Keep an eye on corn prices as a rising prices may help bring up wheat, but overall watch the strong trend down.
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The past week in the Disaggregated COT we saw the bearish posture continue with Producers dropping net shorts from -66,533 contracts to -41,459 contracts. And see how Managed Money added increased net shorts from -20,916 contracts to -46,565 contracts, now with a larger net short position than producers. And do not forget about the Swap Dealers moving from 106,031 contracts net long to 107,757 contracts net long.
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On the daily chart below you can see ADX is now at 24 reflecting a weak trend as the price action heads south of $7.00, and now is the time to look for the range. DI- is now just over DI+ with DI Differential under 5.00. Watch for an increasing DI Diff now to confirm the price drop will continue. Last week we saw Stochastics correct from oversold territory and MACD is now riding just below the signal line with no divergence.
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On the weekly chart you can see the drop below the 20-period exponential moving-average took place the week of Dec. 10, 2012 as you see “big money” move into a bearish posture and weekly ADX started moving above 20 and DI- crossed over DI- with and increasing DI Differential that followed.
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