SINGAPORE: CBOT soybean January contract  may break a support at $9.05-1/2 per bushel and fall into the range of $8.91-3/4 to$8.99-3/4.

The correction from the Dec. 3 high of $9.23-3/4 consists of three waves. So far, only two have unfolded. The third wave labeled c is traveling towards the target range which is formed by the 61.8 percent and the 76.4 percent projection levels of a bigger wave C from $8.57.

On the daily chart, a retracement analysis on the downtrend from $10.63-1/4 to $8.26-1/4 reveals a strong resistance at $9.16-3/4, which stopped the wave C. The contract is likely to retrace towards the support at $8.82.

A break above $9.17 (first chart), may lead to a gain to $9.26-1/2.

* Wang Tao is a Reuters market analyst for commodities and energy technicals. The views expressed are his own.

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