Orange juice higher in light volume ahead of USDA report


General Comments: Futures closed higher in very light volume trading. Futures were still not able to take out recent highs as traders prepare for the reports on Wednesday. USDA could show another drop in production by 1.0 million boxes. Traders are wrestling with more reports of losses from greening disease on the one side and beneficial rains that have hit the state on the other. Greening disease and what it might mean to production prospects continues to be a primary support item and will be for several years. Temperatures are warm in the state. The Valencia harvest is continuing. Brazil is seeing near to above normal temperatures and dry weather.

Overnight News: Florida weather forecasts call for light showers. Temperatures will average near to above normal.

Chart Trends: Trends in FCOJ are mixed to up with objectives of 160.00 and 177.00 July. Support is at 148.00, 145.00, and 144.00 July, with resistance at 154.00, 156.00, and 159.00 July.


General Comments: Futures were higher on ideas that short term supplies available to the market here are very hard to find. Traders are talking about a squeeze right now. The crop progress and condition report was disappointing for the bears as progress remains behind and conditions were lower than expected. Trends are turning up as traders look ahead to the USDA monthly updates that will be released Wednesday afternoon. Ideas of good weather for US crops are still around. Traders are worried about Chinese demand, but there is talk that overall demand increased in the last week. The weather has improved, but it is still too dry in Texas and drier weather is needed for the Delta and Southeast. Scattered showers are forecast for the Delta and Southeast, and dry and warm weather is expected in Texas this week. Weather for Cotton appears good in India, Pakistan, and China.

Overnight News: The Delta and Southeast will see dry conditions. Temperatures will average above normal. Texas will get dry weather. Temperatures will average above to much above normal. The USDA spot price is now 82.64 ct/lb. ICE said that certified Cotton stocks are now 0.528 million bales, from 0.530 million yesterday.

Chart Trends: Trends in Cotton are mixed. Support is at 84.75, 83.60, and 83.25 July, with resistance of 86.90, 87.10, and 88.40 July.

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