SINGAPORE: The CBOT soybean November contract looks neutral in a range of $8.70-1/4 to $8.78-3/4 per bushel, and an escape could suggest a direction.

The range is formed by the 114.6% and the 100% projection levels of a downward wave C from $9.36-1/2. The wave could be the third part of a five-wave cycle from the June 18 high of $9.48.

Based on this wave count, the contact is biased to break $8.70-1/4 and fall into the range of $8.56-1/2 to $8.65. A break above $8.78-3/4 could lead to a gain to $8.86-1/2.

On the daily chart, the contract may fall to $8.66, the 61.8% retracement on the uptrend from $8.15-1/2 to $9.48, as it has been hovering below $8.81-3/4 after breaking this level. A break below $8.66 could open the way towards $8.46-3/4.

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

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