Orange juice climbs on smaller production estimates

FCOJ (NYBOT:OJU13)

General Comments: Futures closed higher on buying seen in most markets. Traders are still talking about the smaller crop sizes estimated by Steger and Dreyfus last week. Short term trends are up and it is the high point of the hurricane season. There are still no real threats showing in the tropical Atlantic for Florida or Orange production. The weather in the tropics has started to show a little more life, but no real threats. The bulk of the tropical Atlantic is still seeing some very dry conditions and wind shear to prevent tropical storm development, but at least some systems that could become tropical are starting to appear. Growing conditions in the state of Florida remain mostly good. Showers are reported and conditions are said to be very good in almost the entire state. Temperatures are warm. Brazil is seeing near to above normal temperatures and mostly dry weather.

Overnight News: Florida weather forecasts call for some showers. Temperatures will average near normal.

Chart Trends: Trends in FCOJ are mixed. Support is at 132.50, 130.00, and 128.00 September, with resistance at 140.00, 142.00, and 145.00 September.

COTTON (NYBOT:CTV13)

General Comments: Futures closed higher in recovery trading tied in part to the rally in Chicago. The market had been moving sharply lower in response to US and Indian production estimates, but might try to find a base now as it has hit some support areas on the charts. Buyers have pulled away from the market and will wait for some kind of bottom to form before buying in a big way. But, the bottom pickers gave it a try yesterday. Very hot weather conditions in China continue, and the weather in Cotton areas is not really improving right now in that country. Weather is turning hot in the US again, too. US crops remain behind the normal pace. The poor planting conditions early in the year have made the crop progress behind normal. Texas is dry and warm. Weather for Cotton still appears good in India. Trends are down, but some short term recovery is possible given the magnitude of the down move seen last week.

Overnight News: The Delta will be dry and Southeast will see scattered showers and storms. Temperatures will average above to much above normal in the Delta and mostly above normal in the Southeast. Texas will see dry weather. Temperatures will average above normal. The USDA spot price is now 81.57 ct/lb. ICE said that certified Cotton stocks are now 0.026 million bales, from 0.028 million yesterday.

Chart Trends: Trends in Cotton are mixed to down with objectives of 8300 October. Support is at 83.80, 83.55, and 82.90 October, with resistance of 86.00, 86.50, and 88.00 October.

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