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Wyckoff Cattle Report: Live Cattle Closed Up on Monday

29 October 2013
Jim Wyckoff Commentary -  TheCropSite

US - December live cattle closed up $0.92 at $133.90 Monday. Prices closed near the session high and closed at a fresh contract high close.

More buying support in futures came from the record cash cattle prices fetched last week in Texas and Kansas. Ideas are that cash prices will fetch higher levels this week, too, as packers pay up for needed supplies. The cattle futures bulls have the strong overall near-term technical advantage. Bulls' next upside price "breakout" objective is to push and close prices above solid resistance at last week's contract high of $134.70. The next downside technical breakout objective for the bears is pushing and closing prices below solid technical support at the October low of $131.40. First resistance is seen at $134.00 and then at $134.70. First support is seen at today's low of $133.37 and then at $133.00. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 8.0.

January feeder cattle closed up $0.87 at $166.92 Monday. The feeder bulls have the solid overall near-term technical advantage. The next upside price breakout objective for the feeder bulls is to push and close prices above solid technical resistance at the recent contract high of $169.22. The next downside price breakout objective for the bears is to push and close prices below solid technical support at $165.00. First resistance is seen at $167.00 and then at $167.50. First support is seen at last week's low of $166.02 and then at $165.50. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 7.0

December lean hogs closed up $1.47 at $91.90 Monday. Prices closed near the session high and hit another fresh contract high. The discount December futures still hold to the cash hog index has helped to boost lean hog futures. Rising U.S. beef prices have also seen better consumer demand for less-expensive pork. The hog market bulls have the strong overall near-term technical advantage. The next upside price breakout objective for the hog bulls is to push and close prices above solid chart resistance at $94.00. 

The next downside price breakout objective for the bears is pushing prices below solid technical support at $89.00. First resistance is seen at today's contract high of $92.00 and then at $92.50. First support is seen at $91.00 and then at $90.62. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 9.0

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IMPORTANT NOTE: I am not a futures broker and do not manage any trading accounts other than my own personal account. It is my goal to point out to you potential trading opportunities. However, it is up to you to: (1) decide when and if you want to initiate any traders and (2) determine the size of any trades you may initiate. Any trades I discuss are hypothetical in nature.

Here is what the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has said about futures trading (and I agree 100%): 1. Trading commodity futures and options is not for everyone. IT IS A VOLATILE, COMPLEX AND RISKY BUSINESS. Before you invest any money in futures or options contracts, you should consider your financial experience, goals and financial resources, and know how much you can afford to lose above and beyond your initial payment to a broker. You should understand commodity futures and options contracts and your obligations in entering into those contracts. You should understand your exposure to risk and other aspects of trading by thoroughly reviewing the risk disclosure documents your broker is required to give you.



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