Beans get hot

Soybeans (CBOT:ZSX14)

Grains across the board have been “feeling the heat” as ideal growing conditions and reports of ample supply continue to dominate the headlines. At the present time, there is no reason to attempt to pick a bottom in the soybeans as price has been rapidly declining since late June. There does appear to be a local level of support at 1065’0; however, given the market environment, one may require price to confirm a reversal by producing a new relative high on the chart before traders begin looking for opportunities on the long side of beans.

Certainly, it can be difficult to fight the “contrarian temptation” following this massive sell-off in beans; yet, the old adage “the trend is your friend” appears to reign supreme in the soybeans (at least for the time being). With both intermediate and near-term momentum pointing lower, the higher probability opportunity appears to be on the short side of beans, selling corrective “pops” into resistance. Near-term resistance pivots can be seen at 1088’0, 1100’0 and 1117’4 respectively.


Nov. ‘14 Soybeans 30-minute Bar Chart (e-Signal)


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Erik Tatje

Erik Tatje is currently a market strategist at RJO Futures and is the author of The Tatje Reporta daily technical correspondence. As a member of the Market Technicians Association, he has distinguished himself as a professional in the field of Technical Analysis and currently holds the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation. Erik can be reached or 312.373.5176. Learn more at

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