What can we say about corn basis May? Not a lot.
The market has been a real "yawner" and caught in trading range since mid December based on a longer term analysis when it bottomed at $5.8550. Since January we've had a long term buy signal, but the market is currently trapped between $6.67 and $5.99.
On a short term analysis we may be near a new buy signal as the market closed at $6.45. It is possible long and short term signals are converging towards a confirmation, however we need to see this market break above $6.70 to confirm a buy signal.
On a short-term basis $6.98 is our first resistance level, if $6.70 is broken. Somewhere between $7.14 and $7.31 would be the second resistance level. Support can be found in the $6.30 to $6.10 range.
On a longer term signal there is resistance at the $7.40 level just above the 2nd resistance level of the short-term analysis. A very strong resistance level is found in the $7.65 to $7.90 level. Currently, if the market closes below $5.99 corn could set up for a short sell-off.
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