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A sign at the Monsanto Co. headquarters in St. Louis, Mo.

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Monsanto Co. had a lengthy decline from $145.80 in 2008 to $44.61 in July, 2010, below a falling trend line (A-B – solid line).

In late 2010, the stock moved above this line (C) and started a new rising trend (dashed line).

The stock appeared to encounter resistance at about $77 in 2011 and then again at about $84 in 2012 (dotted lines), but eventually pierced above these levels (D) to confirm the bullish trend and higher targets.

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Only a decline below $77-$78 would reverse the positive statusof this stock.

Point & Figure measurements provide targets of $99 and $109. Higher targets are visible.

Monica Rizk is the senior technical analyst for Phases & Cycles Inc. (www.phases-cycles.com). Ron Meisels is a contributor to the www.NA-marketletter.com website and Tweets at @Ronsbriefs. They may hold shares in companies profiled. Please see the site for a glossary.

Chart source: www.decisionplus.com

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Senior Technical Analyst at Phases & Cycles Inc.

Monica Rizk, Senior Technical Analyst, has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and completed the Canadian Securities Institute course. She has been with Phases & Cycles since September 2000 and specializes in the research of Canadian and US stocks using Point & Figure as well as bar chart analysis. More

President of Phases & Cycles Inc.

Ron Meisels, President, Phases & Cycles Inc., has been active as an Analyst since 1971. He was Vice President and Director of Technical Research of Nesbitt Thomson (now BMO Nesbitt Burns) from 1982 to 1990. He was ranked among the top three technical analysts by Canadian Institutions for six consecutive years (Brendan Wood Survey). More

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