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Prices Close Neat Session Lows Amid Bearish Outside Markets

06 November 2013
Jim Wyckoff Commentary -  TheCropSite

US - The key "outside markets" were bearish for the cattle market yesterday as the U.S. dollar index was firmer and crude oil prices were lower, writes Jim Wyckoff, TheCattleSite analyst.

December live cattle closed down $0.05 at $132.05 and prices closed near the session low.

The cattle futures bulls still have the overall near-term technical advantage. Prices are in a 5.5-month-old uptrend on the daily bar chart, but just barely now. Bulls' next upside price "breakout" objective is to push and close prices above solid resistance at the October 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 this week's high of $132.60 and then at $133.00. First support is seen at this week's low of $131.75 and then at $131.40. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 6.5

January feeder cattle closed up $1.22 at $165.07 Tuesday. Prices closed near the session low. The feeder bulls have the slight 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 last week's high of $167.20.

The next downside price breakout objective for the bears is to push and close prices below solid technical support at last week's low of $163.45. First resistance is seen at $165.50 and then at $166.00. First support is seen at $164.50 and then at $164.00. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 5.5

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