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Cattle Futures: More Records Broken By Feeders, Thursday

04 July 2014
Jim Wyckoff Commentary -  TheCropSite

US - Cattle futures closed higher once again, hitting a record high yesterday for August feeders, reports Jim Wyckoff, TheCattleSite analyst.

August live cattle closed up the $3.00 limit at $155.32 on Thursday. Prices hit another contract high.

The cattle bulls still have the solid overall near-term technical advantage in this major and mature bull market. A three-month-old uptrend remains firmly in place on the daily bar chart.

This market will top out at some point, but nobody should try to stand in front of a freight train and pick a top with a naked short futures position, given the high volatility.

Bulls’ next upside price objective is to push and close prices above solid resistance at $157.50. The next downside technical breakout objective for the bears is pushing and closing prices below solid technical support at $151.00.

First resistance is seen at today’s contract high of $155.32 and then at $156.00. First support is seen at today’s low of $154.07 and then at $153.00. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 9.5 

August feeder cattle closed up $2.10 at $218.30 Thursday. Prices hit another contract and record high today. The bulls have the strong overall near-term technical advantage in this very mature upside run.

Prices are in a five-month-old uptrend on the daily bar chart. The next upside price objective for the feeder bulls is to push and close prices above solid technical resistance at $220.00.

The next downside price breakout objective for the bears is to push and close prices below solid technical support at this week’s low of $212.15. First resistance is seen at the contract high of $218.87 and then at $220.00.

First support is seen at $217.00 and then at today’s low of $216.57. 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.

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