NY 2nd Month Sugar Futures
NY sugar futures edged lower on Friday as prices closed at 16.88. The indicators continue to favour the upside, but %K/%D is about to converge on the downside in the overbought, confirming growing selling pressures. The MACD is positive and converging. A break below 16.85 would bring into play the support level at 16.50. Prices have been able to reject 17.00 level twice in the past and in order to indicate an improvement of market sentiment on the upside, futures need to gain a footing above it and then target the 17.52 in the near term. The bearish doji candle after a strong bullish performance in previous sessions points to market uncertainty, with a growing appetite for lower prices. The break below 16.50 would confirm the outlook for lower prices.
Ldn 2nd Month Sugar Futures
Ldn sugar softened on Friday as protracted selling pressure prompted a close at 456. The stochastics are rising with the %K/%D about to converge on the upside; the gap between them suggests further momentum on the upside in the near term before we see a decline. The MACD diff is positive and is converging, suggesting waning buying pressure; the DMI remains broadly positive. The red candle body being below the previous day’s green suggests that the bears have taken over the session, struggling above the resistance at 460. In order to confirm the outlook of higher prices, futures need to reaffirm support at that level and then take out February highs at 469.50 in order to regain upside momentum. To confirm the outlook for falling prices, the market needs to break below 452.80, which could set the scene for a test of 449.60. Near term momentum favours the upside for a while longer before the decline, but if futures break below the current support level, we would expect the bear trend to continue.
NY 2nd Month Coffee Futures
NY coffee futures rallied on Friday as buying pressure triggered a close on the front foot at 138.50. The stochastics are rising in the overbought, as the MACD diff is positive and diverging, signalling continued yet softer buying pressures. This suggests we could see higher prices in the near term towards trend resistance, but the market needs to take out immediate resistance at 140 beforehand, rejecting the double top formation at that level. On the downside, trend support around 10 DMA at 133.71 is robust, and if this level does not hold firm, we could see prices retreat back through the 40 DMA at 131.13 before 131. Long upper wick points to an appetite for higher prices; however, appetite struggled above the resistance during the day. Prices need to take out current resistance to confirm the outlook for higher prices.
Ldn 2nd Month Coffee Futures
Ldn coffee futures gained ground on Friday as buying pressure prompted a test of 1420 level. The market closed at 1416. The stochastics are rising, with %K/%D about to converge on the downside, and the MACD diff is positive and diverging, suggesting further bullish momentum in the near term. Prices have been testing 1420 for a couple of weeks, suggesting appetite above that level; however, weakness prevailed, capping futures performance on the upside. 10 DMA support has been robust, and a break below that level could break the trend and set prices down to 1380 and 1376. On the upside, a breach above the 1420 level would bring into play the recent firm resistance of 1440, rejecting the triple top formation. The convergence of DMA support levels and trend support provides strong support for prices, and if this remains firm, we could see prices edge higher.
NY 2nd Month Cocoa Futures
NY cocoa futures edged higher on Friday as intraday trading saw prices supported above 10 DMA. The market closed at 2450. The RSI is rising, while %K/%D is negative and diverging. The MACD diff is positive but lacks the conviction to confirm the outlook. The indicators paint a mixed picture, as prices struggle to break above the trend resistance. To confirm the lower prices in the near term and to confirm the rejection of the support; prices need to take out 2434. A break below this level towards a 38.2% fib level of 2414 would confirm the strong bearish momentum. Conversely, appetite for prices above the trend resistance at 2456 could trigger a test of 100 DMA at 2473, secondary resistance stands at 40 DMA at 2491. Two bullish doji candles point to market uncertainty around price movement, but prices see an appetite for prices marginally higher. The futures need to take out near-term trend resistance to set the scene for further bullish momentum.
Ldn 2nd Month Cocoa Futures
Ldn cocoa held the nerve on Friday as intraday trading caused futures to close at 2282. RSI is rising marginally, and %K/%D is diverging on the upside, confirming the continuation of a trend in the near term. Likewise, the MACD is diverging on the upside, confirming growing buying pressure. To maintain positive momentum, prices need to close above 50% fib level at 2301 and then target 100 DMA at 2317. On the downside, the rejection of prices above 2300 could trigger losses back to the trend support and then 2211, the long-term support level. Buying pressure has been weak, and the indicators point to an acceleration of that momentum. The narrow candle body and long wicks confirm market uncertainty. The break of resistance at 2300 could confirm the outlook for higher prices in the near term.