Livestock Roundup & Tech Talk

Live Cattle (December)

December live cattle used the strength and resilience from Wednesday’s session to stage a technical breakout today. For the day, December fats were up 3.30; remember that the new daily limits are 4.00 for fats and 5.00 for feeders. Our pivot pocket from 104.95-105.775 gave way and the buying accelerated, taking us towards our next resistance level, 109.675-110.30. This pocket represents a key retracement along with previously important price points, most notably and recently, the breakdown point from two weeks ago. We heard some cash at 106 in Texas today, on par with what we have seen, but we also started hearing rumors that it was going to take more to get the packers needs fulfilled. Some of the price action may also be attributed to the end of month position squaring ahead of the election. We expect to see volatility carry into tomorrow’s session.

Resistance: 109.675-110.30****, 114.025****

Pivot: 108

Support: 104.95-105.775***, 100.70-101.875****

Feeder Cattle (January)

January feeder cattle continued their surge higher today, marking the fourth consecutive higher close. Prices are right back at the 50% retracement, 130.685, and to the breakdown point from October 16th, 131.80. This pocket, 130.685-131.80 will be a major inflection point. The Bulls need to achieve consecutive closes above this pocket to negate the three-month trend of lower highs and lower lows.

Resistance: 130.70-130.875****

Pivot: 125.60-126.75

Support: 120.30-122.70****, 114.00**

Lean Hogs (December)

December lean hogs dropped into support pocket, 64.50-65.00, and tripped stops down to 64.20. In the last several reports, we have mentioned wanting to be ready, willing, and able buyers at this pocket. The market finished in negative territory but had an impressive reversal into the afternoon, closing well off the lows. We see this as constructive and believe we could fill the gap from earlier in the week, 67.325-67.625.

Resistance: 69.75-70.25***, 73.45**

Pivot: 67.325-67.625

Support: 64.50-65.00***

Try out a demo of our Blue Line Trader (Desktop & Mobile Platform) and enjoy 14-day free real-time futures & options quotes

Sign up for your FREE trial of our daily Grain & Livestock Market Analysis!

Follow us on our social media sites to stay on the pulse of our latest research and commentary!

Twitter -

Facebook -

StockTwits -

Latest blog posts -

Blue Line Futures


Futures trading involves substantial risk of loss and may not be suitable for all investors. Trading advice is based on information taken from trade and statistical services and other sources Blue Line Futures, LLC believes are reliable. We do not guarantee that such information is accurate or complete and it should not be relied upon as such. Trading advice reflects our good faith judgment at a specific time and is subject to change without notice. There is no guarantee that the advice we give will result in profitable trades. All trading decisions will be made by the account holder. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

85 views0 comments