Tuesday, January 6, 2015

FCPO: The Journey Is Still North From Here 6th Jan 2015

Tuesday, 6th Jan 2015. Time really flew and today is already the sixth day of 2015. Palm oil futures is believe to heading North for the moment judging from the ability for the benchmark contract to breach slightly above 2,300.

"-U.S. stocks were clobbered Monday in an indiscriminate sell-off triggered by a renewed plunge in crude oil prices and surging dollar, which left the Dow and the S&P with their worst losses since OctoberThe S&P 500 SPX, -1.83%  closed off session lows but still suffered its largest one-day decline in three months. The index also suffered its longest losing streak in a 12-month period, falling for the fourth-straight session. The benchmark index lost 37.62 points, or 1.8%, to 2,020.58. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.86%  also had its worst down day since October, with 28 of its 30 components closing with losses. The blue-chip index dropped 331.34 points, or 1.9%, to 17,501.65. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, -1.57%  shed 74.24 points, or 1.6%, to 4,652.57, while Russell 2000 RUT, -1.46%  closed down preliminary 15 points, or 1.3%, to 1,183."

"-Mainland Chinese stocks rallied to their highest close in more than five years on Monday, the first trading day of the new year, led by strength in the energy and real-estate sectors. The Shanghai Composite Index SHCOMP, +3.58%  popped up 3.6% to end at 3,350.52, marking its biggest daily percentage gain in a month. In the previous trading session last week, the index also finished higher, ending 2014 as the world’s top-performing major equity market with an annual gain of 52%."
"-Oil futures fell Monday, stretching their losing streak to a third session and hitting their lowest levels in more than five years on concerns over a surging U.S. dollar and nagging worries of growing oil supplies. Light, sweet crude for delivery in February fell $2.65, or 5%, to settle at $50.04 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Prices traded as low as $49.77 a barrel earlier in the session. The settlement was the lowest for a front-month crude contract since April 28, 2009. Prices have lost 7.5% over the last three sessions. February Brent on London’s ICE Futures exchange  declined $3.31, or 5.9%, to end at $53.11 a barrel, the lowest settlement since May 1, 2009. Brent has lost 8.3% over the past three sessions."

FCPO- Bulls Next Hurdle, 2,310.

Palm oil futures is running on North side for now despite weaker soy oil price. The most actively traded March contract manage to breached above 2,300 for the first time since early December 2014. Some may agree that recent hiking in palm oil futures is likely linked to bad flood and poor weather condition in Southern and eastern area in Malaysia. That might somehow be true as not only the production is likely to slow down, local logistic system is also affected. Slowing production would eventually reduce stocks level but we still have a great length to expect production to slow down. Majority producers are likely taking advantage of low or zero export tax for the moment and that's explain production level is likely staying unchanged for the next few month. Another reason to cheer for palm oil futures to recover would be seasonal event such as Chinese new year celebration and this event will also slightly increase Soy oil import for China. Back to chart outlook, the March is doing well holding its gain for now, and the next step for further recovery would taking out the previous high at 2,310 level. Unless this event materialize, we are likely to see resilient price action ranging from 2,290 to 2,250 level, at least for this week. Unfortunately, market is likely going back to sideways market if the March contract dive down below 2,200 level. Keep looking for sign of weakness on 30 minutes time frame if the March unable to breach 2,310 level after a few attempt. It will be a good way to abandon Long position by then. For today, pivot point for support is located around

Daily Pivot Point
 Disclaimer: Information and opinions contained in this report are for educational purposes only. While the information contained herein was obtained from sources believed to be reliable, author does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.


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