CHICAGO: US soybean futures rose on Wednesday, breaking a streak of five straight lower closes on technical buying and short-covering, traders said.
Support for the benchmark CBOT January soybean futures contract was noted at the 200-day moving average. Prices consolidated around the 100-day moving average.
Soymeal futures also rose after posting lower closes during the previous five sessions.
Support for January soymeal was seen at the 30-day moving average. Resistance was noted at the 20-day moving average.
Soyoil futures fell for the third day in a row.
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