Cattle Commentary: Cattle futures softened up today on the inability to spur new buying interest yesterday at the top end of the range. Cash trade has yet to develop this week, but expectations are for prices to be steady to firm. The show list is smaller by about 25,000 head this week. Tomorrow’s Fed Cattle Exchange has 444 head offered, nothing close to significant, but it could put the line in the sand. Our thoughts on the markets have not changed over the last several weeks. The market has been range bound for the better part of the last two months and we will continue to play it that way until we see fundamentals or technicals shift.
PM Boxed Beef / Choice / Select
Current Cutout Values: / 206.07 / 198.31
Change from prior day: / (.23) / (.62)
Choice/Select spread: / 7.76
Live Cattle (October)
October live cattle are in an interesting spot, resting right near the 50% retracement for the years range (middle of the range) and our pivot pocket which we have defined as 109.50-109.70. The market is starting to form a wedge, posting higher lows and lower highs, this typically leads to a bigger directional move. Whether that be a breakout, or a breakdown has yet to be determined, but it is likely we will see a bigger move within the next week. A breakout of the wedge takes us to....Click this link for a Free Trial at Blue Line Futures to view our entire technical outlook and actionable bias and levels.
Feeder Cattle (October)
October live cattle traded near unchanged as traders waited for more conviction on either side of the market. The chart is relatively neutral here, but this is the top end of the range, from a risk/reward perspective this gives the bears an advantage. If the market takes out yesterday’s highs and closes above there it would give the bulls a clear advantage for the back half of the week. A break and close back below the 50-day moving average at 151.45 could spur some long liquidation towards....Click this link for a Free Trial at Blue Line Futures to view our entire technical outlook and actionable bias and levels.
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