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Speculators raise net long in Liffe cocoa and sugar LONDON: Speculators raised a net long position in cocoa and white sugar futures and options on NYSE Liffe in the week to Aug. 20, exchange data showed on Tuesday.A net short position in robusta coffee switched to a net long, while speculators cut a net short position in feed wheat. Speculators raised the net long in cocoa by 4,815 lots to 54,382 lots, and in sugar the net long rose 1,813 lots to 11,218 lots.In robusta coffee, speculators switched to a net long position of 1,191 lots from a net short of 670 lots, and in feed wheat they cut a net short by 29 lots to 493 lots.Copyright Reuters, 2013

Chicago corn, soy dip after rally on US heat MILAN: Corn on the Chicago Board of Trade edged lower on Tuesday, retreating from its biggest daily gain in nearly four months in the previous session when it followed soybeans higher over worries that dry weather in the US Midwest could hit yields.Soybeans eased from their highest level in 11 months, while wheat slipped from a three-week high.Ideal corn and soybean weather for most of the growing season this year has boosted prospects for a ...

Vietnam Coffee-Prices at 2-month low slow trading HANOI: Coffee prices on Vietnam's domestic market fell on Tuesday to their lowest since late June, discouraging farmers from selling beans, and driving buyers to the sidelines as they await fresh beans from a harvest due in two months, traders said.Robusta beans fell to 37,000 to 37,500 dong ($1.75 to $1.77) per kg in the Central Highlands coffee belt, the lowest since the June 27 price of 36,600 dong per kg, hit by falls in ...

CBOT wheat to end rebound below $6.61-1/4 SINGAPORE: CBOT September wheat is expected to end its rebound from $6.51-1/4 below resistance at $6.61-1/4 per bushel and continue its drop from the Aug. 26 high of $6.65.The depth of the fall from $6.65 indicates a reversal of the uptrend, which has been driven by a wave C from the Aug. 23 low of $6.28-1/2. Wave C unfolded its five component waves when it approached its ultimate target at $6.67, the 161.8 percent projection ...

NY sugar may seek support at 16.50 cents SINGAPORE: New York October sugar faces a resistance at 16.65 cents per lb, and may retrace to 16.50 cents to seek a support.The resistance is provided by the 38.2 percent Fibonacci retracement on the fall from the Aug. 13 high of 17.29 cents to the Aug. 22 low of 16.26 cents, only a break above which could trigger a further gain to 50 percent level at 16.77 cents.Sugar has easily broken above the former resistance ...

LME aluminium to retest support at $1,879 SINGAPORE: LME aluminium is expected to retest support at $1,879 per tonne, a break below which will lead to a further loss to $1,853.Support is provided by the 61.8 percent Fibonacci projection level of a downward wave c, blocking the way towards the 100 percent projection level at $1,853.The downtrend from the Aug. 19 high of $1,949 seems to have been confined within a falling channel, the lower channel line of which points a target ...

Shanghai copper to drop to 51,780 yuan SINGAPORE: Shanghai copper has peaked around resistance at 53,780 yuan per tonne and is expected to drop to 51,780 yuan.Resistance is provided by the 161.8 percent Fibonacci projection level of an upward wave C, which has completely unfolded its five component waves.The 100 percent projection level will provide support, which may temporarily stop the fall or probably trigger a moderate rebound.A bearish divergence on the hourly RSI indicates a small chance for wave C to ...


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