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U of I – Pork Outlook Turns Sour

The University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign expects hog prices to fall towards the 2008-2009 lows waiting for expanded packer capacity to come online in 2017.

Hogs Rooting for a Bottom

This month has and will continue to be dominated by the financial headlines, and rightfully so. This month’s FOMC meeting is as highly anticipated as any since we escaped the financial collapse of 2008. Today, we want to shift gears and look at something agricultural that has meaning beyond financial comments and adheres to the supply and demand characteristics of… Read more →

Early End to Recent Cattle Run

We wrote here at Equities.com on June 30th that we thought cattle were finding support in, “Cattle Finding a Bottom into Summer.” Over the last six weeks however, commercial traders have come back to the market on the sell side. Based on the commercial traders’ deteriorating evaluation of the fundamental picture along with the clear technical signals, we’re not only… Read more →

Trading Divergences in Lean Hog Futures

We were early selling December lean hog futures in September. Our expectations were based on solid technical resistance that had built up near $0.645 per pound along with an early onset of seasonal weakness. Fortunately, our protective stop kept the loss manageable. December hog futures continued to climb through September. The mid-September head fake didn’t fall far enough to to… Read more →

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