Is Coffee Heating Up? And What May that Mean for Starbucks?

Today I was looking through more commodity charts and Coffee caught my attention. For most of 2015 and 8 months of 2016, Coffee formed a nice rounding bottom pattern. It broke out higher right into the downtrend line from the 2011 and 2014 highs. Upon a pullback, previous resistance (145-147 zone) did not act as support. After spending 6-7 weeks below this area, we are now back above it. Was that a failed breakdown of some sort? We will find out soon. If so, I think we will go higher into the downtrend again. This may be the 4th time it is tested. The more times a level is tested, the higher the likely hood it breaks.

Looking back further, Coffee is building a nice consolidation pattern. Explosive moves are no stranger to Coffee. We may very one see another soon.

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Bonus:
I laid Starbucks (SBUX) over Coffee to see how they may trade in relation to one another. Starbucks is in blue and Coffee is in grey.

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Doing some math, since 2009 Starbucks and Coffee (using the JO ETF here) have an annual correlation of 0.05. Since 2011, that correlation changes to -0.60. Taking a look at the chart it is easy to determine that. If we get a breakout rip in Coffee, is Starbucks going to come back down to earth?

Thank you and have a great week.

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