Corn at Pivot

Ever since the “Derecho”, the inland hurricane, it has not been the same for corn.

ETN, CORN, shows we’re at a 38% retrace that’s also support.

Next crop progress report is scheduled for October 5th.

The volume characteristics for CORN have changed over the past four months. 

There is trading interest in this sector.

Last year, trading volume in CORN had died-off by this time.  Not so, this year.

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CORN: Breakout Higher

The agricultural food supply, and delivery systems are being destroyed systematically.

The fundamental picture for corn at this juncture, should be well known. 

Weather events, whether manufactured or not, are taking out huge (silo) stockpiles in addition to destroying what’s still in the fields.

The August 20th, update highlighted a CORN trend-line.

Since then, CORN price action has morphed into a trading channel.

We’re now at the right side and in position to move higher. A channel failure at this point would be obvious.

If CORN does not continue upward from here, the channel has lost its effectiveness and/or, the market has some other objective.

Biotech IBB: Update

Anything can happen. Price action reversed above the 23.6%, retrace, hit the 38.2% retrace and kept going.

Our result was to exit the (IBB), short position during today’s session.

We’re past the 38% retrace level which leaves 50% and 61.8%; Trading action is to stand aside (not advice, not a recommendation) for now.

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Prepping For The Downside

The more sophisticated market participants work the downside.  That’s where the biggest (and fastest) money is made.

shutterstock_242289160Trading books and specifically Reminisces of a Stock Operator, (first published in 1923) detail how the wealthiest traders in the world prefer downside action.

The markets are now stretched to obscene levels and could go higher, still.

Just this past week, we have interest rates breaking out to the up-side, a-la August, 1987.

Being long anything other than corn or wheat and the occasional down-trodden coal miner,  seems to be a high risk plan (not a recommendation).

Positioning for the downside in the appropriate market, might be a lower risk option than riding the insanity to the top … wherever that is.

Which brings us to inverse biotech fund, BIS.  The daily chart shows the well-heeled know something’s up.

2020-08-30_9-32-52-IBB-Daily-5-bar-lanscape-notesSpeculative volume for potential downside in biotech is increasing.  Last Friday’s volume in BIS was the highest in nearly four years.

BIS was trading higher throughout the entire session until the last few minutes.  It closed slightly lower for the day and thus colored the volume bar red.

That minor BIS downturn (up turn in IBB) can be traced directly to Amgen (AMGN) which is now part of the Dow 30, effective Monday the 31st.

It’s important to note that for the past four months, volume activity in IBB has remained relatively unchanged.  Not so with BIS.

We’re nearing the Labor Day Weekend during the next sessions.  The market will be closed on Monday, September 7th.

Back in the day of 1929, the market made its all time high on September 3rd, the Tuesday after the Labor Day Weekend.

 

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Character Change: CORN

Fotosearch_k5736206Changes in character; price action, volume or both, tells us something’s gong on behind the scenes.

For the Teucrium CORN fund, it’s obvious.

Trading volume has increased dramatically.

CORN has the highest level of sustained daily volume in the fund’s history.

Price action has confirmed the 400%, trend line … at least for now.

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Is Corn The Catalyst?

Bonds, biotech, the banks; or is it corn that’s the catalyst?

Everyone’s focused on the markets, the S&P 500.

Fotosearch_k8956751Meanwhile, back at the farm (literally), the food supply is undergoing controlled demolition.

If the supply chain continues to be restricted with prices rising ever higher, the silver and gold ‘stackers’, may have to liquidate their hoard just to survive.

Getting back to corn; the technical position of the ETF, CORN was highlighted yesterday in this post.

Now, with about an hour before market close, CORN has posted a 38% retrace and reversal ( if close is at or above current levels).

On top of that, it may be too early but maybe not.  CORN is now trending upward at over 400%, annualized.

One day, does not a trend make.  Then again, wouldn’t it be nice to know early on of the possibility?

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Corn Flattened

Ten percent of the U.S corn crop was instantly wiped out last week during what’s described as an inland hurricane.

The video here goes into more detail about correlating events.

iStock-1019396932To limit the food supply even further, driving prices higher under the guise of inflation, the ‘speck’ (time stamp 6:00) has invaded 100% of tested agriculture workers in California.

The corn ETF mentioned at Time Stamp, 4:16, in the linked video is shown below:  CORN is the ticker symbol.

The ‘drecheo’ breakout is clear.  Currently, CORN price action has retraced slightly and is testing support levels.

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In separate markets, biotech (IBB) has posted another sell, sell-short signal with this session’s new daily low (not financial advice).

Silver is reversing as expected.

Whether or not this is just the beginning of a long down move to form new lows (for SLV), is unknown.  Of course, such a position or thought is, completely opposite the consensus view.

 

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