SINGAPORE: CBOT soybean January contract  may fall towards $8.82 per bushel, as suggested by a retracement analysis.

The analysis is on the downtrend from $10.63-1/4 to $8.26-1/4. It reveals that the contract failed a few times to break a resistance at $9.16-3/4, the 38.2 percent retracement. The failures have caused the current fall towards the support at $8.82, which is indicated by a rising channel as well.

However, this target looks a bit too aggressive. A more realistic target is fixed at $8.91-3/4 on the hourly chart, which is the 61.8 projection level of an upward wave C from $8.57.

Following the break below the support at $8.99-3/4, the contract may slide to $8.91-3/4 or $8.85. A break above $8.99-3/4, now a resistance, may lead to a gain limited to $9.05-1/2.

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

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