Tag Archives: cattle futures

Why Do Cattle Futures Act So Bad?

Cattle Futures Unrelenting Sell-Off Continues No comment. I plead the 5th. And I promise to never say that I reminded you guys dozens of times that you needed to have them hedged. Actually, right now is a great time for … Continue reading

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Cattle Market Lower But Catches

By Cassie Fish, CassandraFish.com Worry about the panic sell-off sweeping the globe hummed throughout the weekend. So far though the worst of it was seen immediately after the opening in most U.S. markets, with commodities and equities both clawing back, and … Continue reading

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What A Ride

By Cassie Fish, CassandraFish.com via The Beef Perilous, nerve-wracking sell-off one day, steamy rally the next. CME cattle futures are plenty volatile as traders and analysts reach for explanations as to why the 2015 cattle market continuously falls short of the … Continue reading

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Volumes Tiny

By Cassie Fish, CassandraFish.com via The Beef Whether boxed beef, negotiated fed cattle or CME live cattle futures, volumes have dropped to very low levels. In the case of the negotiated trade last week, it was the second smallest volume in … Continue reading

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Cattle Futures Collapse– Again

  This is why commodity futures speculation is only for those with a very high propensity for risk and have a few “game tokens.” Even then, one should never “bet the farm.” Risk only an amount that, if you opened … Continue reading

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Another Quiet Day

By Cassie Fish, CassandraFish.com It’s been a quiet week as CME cattle futures keep chopping, boxed beef values keep rallying and a smattering of very light direct cash trade has occurred steady to higher, $238-240 in the Corn Belt. Choice boxed … Continue reading

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Cattle Futures Collapse

Posted on 03/16/2015 By Cassie Fish, CassandraFish.com in The Beef Friday’s collapse in CME cattle futures painted a bearish outlook that is being fulfilled today. Futures were clearly not impressed with Friday’s sparse, fully steady cash trade as spot Apr LC retreats … Continue reading

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Feeder Futures Focus on Fear

And greed–as is manifest by “holding on” while “hoping” the market will change directions. — jtl, 419 From  The Beef By Cassie Fish, CassandraFish.com Feeder cattle futures have become the poster child for the anxiety now plaguing the cattle market. This morning, … Continue reading

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The Glass Half Empty

from The Beef Regardless of futures’ dramatic discount to cash and a myriad of positive fundamentals discussed here and elsewhere, cattle futures seem to be of one mind only. Though a top was made in November, the fear faucet wasn’t … Continue reading

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When Anxiety Becomes Hysteria

From The Beef By Cassie Fish, CassandraFish.com Yesterday’s failure in CME cattle futures, selling off after early strength until finding limit down yet again, quickly ignited the anxiety that has become almost a daily part of the oxygen cattle traders have … Continue reading

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