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DTN Early Word Opening Livestock 01/23 05:58

23 Jan 2019
DTN Early Word Opening Livestock 01/23 05:58 Early Morning Trade Adjustments Likely Strong pressure in cattle trade Tuesday is expected to bring a mixed bag of follow-through selling and short-covering when markets open Wednesday morning. This may swing prices in a moderate-to-wide range in early activity. By Rick Kment DTN Analyst Cattle: Steady Futures: Mixed Live Equiv: $144.08 +0.62* Hogs: Steady Futures: Mixed Lean Equiv: $ 74.21 -1.20** * based on formula estimating live cattle equivalent of gross packer revenue ** based on formula estimating lean hog equivalent of gross packer revenue GENERAL COMMENTS: Cash cattle markets are expected to remain silent or nearly silent through most of the day Wednesday with packers not expected to quickly move into the market until later in the week. This could keep markets uncertain with cash trade potentially put off until sometime Friday once again. It is likely that asking prices may start by midday, although this is not expected to bring about any action. Initial trade in live cattle futures is expected to remain mixed with a combination of follow-through selling pressure and short-covering through the morning. Outside market shifts will once again play a significant role in overall direction of the market and participation by commercial and investment traders.
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Kub's Den

17 Jan 2019
By Elaine KubDTN Contributing Analyst The corn market had been moseying in an upward direction through fall and winter, and then, upon approaching the higher end of its long-term sideways range, it started moseying back away. Front-month corn futures haven't ventured below $3.01 or above $4.39 1/4 per bushel since June 2014. They haven't even ventu...

DTN Midday Livestock Comments 01/17 11:51

17 Jan 2019
DTN Midday Livestock Comments 01/17 11:51 Feeder Cattle Lead Complex Lower Pressure quickly developed across all feeder cattle markets as triple-digit losses quickly moved prices below short-term support levels in spot January contracts. This sparked additional weakness through the entire cattle market. By Rick Kment DTN Analyst General Comments Sh...

Cotton AWP/LDP 01/17 12:05

17 Jan 2019
Cotton AWP/LDP 01/17 12:05 Next week's LDP (POP) rate will be based on this week's five day average AWP, plus or minus any change in the adjustment factor or any use of the Secretary's discretionary authority. The following table shows how this week's "A" index prices may affect next week's Marketing Loan Gain. Crnt Forwrd Trans Count Count 5 Low 5...

DTN Midday Grain Comments 01/17 11:28

17 Jan 2019
DTN Midday Grain Comments 01/17 11:28 Corn, Beans Higher at Midday Light gains in slow trade are seen at midday; illustrated by March corn 2 1/4 cent trading range. By David Fiala DTN Contributing Analyst General Comments The U.S. stock market indices are flat. The interest rate products are mixed. The dollar index is 5 points higher. Energies are ...
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