Grain Analysis: US-China trade deal and Australia fires could increase grain demand

January 21, 2020

By IFCMarkets

US-China trade deal and Australia fires could increase grain demand

Grain_4 is in a rising channel and it is trying to move upward from the triangle . Part of the indicators formed a signal to increase.

The bullish momentum is not excluded if Grain_4 exceeds the last upper fractal and the upper line of the growing channel: 406. This level can be used as an entry point. the initial stop loss is possible below the 200-day moving midline, the last lower fractal, the lower Bollinger line and the Parabolic signal: 383. After the pending order is opened, the stop loss is moved after the Bollinger and Parabolic signals to the next fractal minimum. Thus, we are changing the potential profit / loss to the break-even point. the most risk-averse traders can switch to a four-hour chart and set a stop loss, moving it in the direction of trade. If the price meets the stop level (383) without activating the order (406), it is recommended to close the order: the market faces internal changes that haven’t been taken into account.

In this review, we propose to consider the personal composite instrument (PCI) “& Grain_4”. It reflects the price dynamics of a portfolio of 4 popular grain commodities. Will quotes rise

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Last week, the United States and China signed the first part of the foreign trade agreement. China agreed to increase purchases of US agricultural products, including grain, by $ 32 billion over the next 2 years to $ 80 billion (total in 2020 and 2021). Subsequently, China will increase imports of agricultural products from the United States to $ 50 billion a year. In addition, the US Senate approved the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade agreement. The deficit of trade in goods between the United States and Mexico in 2018 amounted to $ 80.7 billion. The new agreement aim is to reduce it and for this Mexico (like China) will increase imports of American grain. All these may increase demand. In turn, world supply may be reduced due to fires in Australia and rains in France which interrupted sowing. Soft wheat sowing area in France decreased by 10% compared to 2019 to a 19-year low. In Australia, wheat crop may decline by 20%. This was reported by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).


Indicator VALUE Signal
MACD Neutral
MA(200) Buy
Parabolic SAR Buy
Bollinger Bands Buy


Summary of technical analysis

Order Buy
Buy stop Above 406
Stop loss Below 383

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