Livestock Roundup

Live Cattle (October)

Live cattle futures made new lows for the move yesterday, trading into our three-star support pocket which we have had defined as 102.60-103.65. This pocket offered an opportunity for shorts to reduce exposure. The Bears remain in control of the chart until we see consecutive closes above our pivot pocket, 105.50-106.50. This morning’s export sales report showed net sales of 11,400 MT reported for 2020 were down 4 percent from the previous week and 19 percent from the prior 4-week average.

Resistance: 108.90-109.00***, 111.00-111.25****

Pivot: 105.50-106.50

Support: 102.60-103.65***, 99.35**

Feeder Cattle (October)

In yesterday’s report, we said: “A break and close below support near 140 could trigger additional pressure, the next target coming gin from 137.60-138.025.”. We got that all in the course of a few hours. That support pocket held which could lead to some near-term consolidation, but the Bears remain in control until we see consecutive closes back above 141.95-142.375.

Resistance: 144.65-145.075****, 151.175-151.725****

Pivot: 141.95-142.375

Support: 140.05-140.50***, 137.60-138.025***

Lean Hogs (October)

October lean hogs made new highs for the move yesterday, inching closer to our next upside target of 58.30. Higher lows and higher highs continue to be the trend as funds continue to build a bigger, long position. This morning’s export report showed Net sales of 53,600 MT reported for 2020 were up 36 percent from the previous week and up noticeably from the prior 4-week average.

Resistance: 58.30**, 61.90-62.50****

Pivot: 55.40

Support: 53.40-53.775**, 52.00-52.75***

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Oliver Sloup

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