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Cocoa Reversal Coming?

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Cocoa has been trending higher since its Aug 16th low @ 1834 on the Dec contract. This recent uptrend has a dominant MM with medium deep retracement and 1:10 left-handed skewing. The supporting1 MM has very deep retracement with 1:5 left-handed skewing. Together their Fib projections create my Fade Zone (2134 to 2468). Because both retracements are larger than 50%, I consider this a weak uptrend that should produce a nice downside move if a high is established within it. In addition, there are 3 more supporting MM's that provide Fib extensions of their own that are helping to narrow down my Fade Zone. Currently, I'm focusing on the following range for a potential short trade...2174 to 2322. This range could shrink or shift upwards as price action develops.

Here's what's currently supporting a possible reversal:

-Medium Deep or worse retracements on all 5 MM's

-Left-handed skewing on 3 of the 5 MM's

-Shrinking time ranges on the 5 MM's

-Monthly R2 pivot inside the Fade Zone

-3/21/17 Swing High @ 2212 that could serve as possible resistance

-Historical seasonal weakness from Oct to late Nov

What's next? I will be looking for more clues of a possible reversal once price action enters the 2174 to 2322 Fade Zone.


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