Supply chain issues have become a common term heard throughout 2021 now that companies are struggling to bring back pre-pandemic supply levels. With that said, scaling supply is not so easy and takes time. This is especially tough within the agricultural space, which operates on cycles and can take multiple years to increase yields. Therefore, the agricultural technology trend is becoming even more critical to the way we farm and produce food.
This problem opens the door not only for innovative companies, but for investors who see the trend unfolding. Agricultural technology generally refers to any tech involved in farming, from genetically modified seeds to new machinery, water/soil management, and more. Currently, companies such as Origin Agritech (SEED) and AppHarvest (APPH), are on our watchlist.
SEED's recent burst in price action gives it some of the strongest momentum. However, we would next like to see it confirm a recuperation phase with 2 daily closes over its 50-day moving average at $10.75. Additionally, APPH also needs a break over its 50-DMA, as it has resistance nearby at $15.30 dating back to 03/05. Once it clears the 50-DMA, the next major resistance level comes in at $20.00.
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- S&P 500 (SPY): New highs.
- Russell 2000 (IWM): Sitting in a choppy area. Needs to clear highs. 234.50 area.
- Dow (DIA): 351.09 high to clear.
- Nasdaq (QQQ): Holding near highs.
- KRE (Regional Banks): Needs to stay over 63.63.
- SMH (Semiconductors): 245 main support area. 262.50 resistance.
- IYT (Transportation): 251.78 support.
- IBB (Biotechnology): 159 support area. 165.79 resistance.
- XRT (Retail): 99.24 main resistance.
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