February Live Cattle remains in its trading range as a stronger cash market once again fails to lead futures higher. Cash cattle traded as high as 118.50 on a live basis on Friday, with dressed cattle at 185.00. Futures opened near the session high and traded lower towards support at 119.15. The range was 121.425 – 119.825. The market continues its consolidation as traders seem satisfied selling rallies and buying dips. The consolidation band is from 121.625 – 118.575. A break out above the high could see price move towards resistance at 124.30. Taking out the low could see price move towards support at 114.85.
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Senior Market Strategist
Walsh Trading, Inc.
RISK DISCLOSURE: THERE IS A SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS IN FUTURES AND OPTIONS TRADING. THIS REPORT IS A SOLICITATION FOR ENTERING A DERIVATIVES TRANSACTION AND ALL TRANSACTIONS INCLUDE A SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS. THE USE OF A STOP-LOSS ORDER MAY NOT NECESSARILY LIMIT YOUR LOSS TO THE INTENDED AMOUNT. WHILE CURRENT EVENTS, MARKET ANNOUNCEMENTS AND SEASONAL FACTORS ARE TYPICALLY BUILT INTO FUTURES PRICES, A MOVEMENT IN THE CASH MARKET WOULD NOT NECESSARILY MOVE IN TANDEM WITH THE RELATED FUTURES AND OPTIONS CONTRACTS.