Tag Archive for live cattle futures

End of the Cattle Rally

Live cattle prices have risen more than 14% since the September low, and more than 40% since their October 2016 low. This rally has been sufficient to generate a bit of speculative euphoria. Speculators actually set a net long record this past June, at the year’s high and are within a whisker of establishing a new bullish net long record… Read more →

Sandy’s Effect on the Cattle Market

Sometimes in this line of work the misery and poor circumstances of others creates profitable trading opportunities for our clients and us. Hurricane Sandy is making life miserable for millions of
people. However, it is also providing us with an opportunistic trade in the cattle market. Millions of houses, stores and restaurants without power means that there will be lots of spoilage.
Replacement of the red meat can only come from existing supply. Therefore, as we mentioned last week, tight current stocks will grow even tighter as the kill rate increases from animals already on
the feedlots …
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