February Live Cattle reversed course yet again, trading up from yesterday’s lows and moving higher all session long. It inched out a new high at 121.75, trading above the November 30 high of 121.625. It ended the session near the high and sets up a possible break out scenario for Wednesday. If Cattle opens higher on strong volume look to get long futures as a move towards resistance at 122.825 and then 123.30 is possible. Place stops according to your account size and risk tolerance. A failure from the high keeps cattle in its trading range. Feeder Cattle tested support at 143.50 making a new low for the down move at 143.125. It settled in the middle of the trading range and could be dragged higher if the fats rally tomorrow. Lean Hogs broke down and traded towards support at the 200 DMA (65.20), making the low just above it at 65.525. China is once again jawboning that they have the African swine fever under control, so can anyone believe what they are saying? When they talk you should watch what they do. If they come in and are buying US pork, I think that means they don’t have the disease under control. If they don’t buy US pork, I think it means they want to drive pork prices lower so they can buy it cheaper.
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Walsh Trading, Inc.
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