Meat Futures Update

News & commentary on Meat Futures markets including live cattle, feeder cattle, lean hogs and more.

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Options Play: Cattle Makes New Low Close

Posted on 7/23/2016 9:44:19 AM by: Matt McKinney, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0115.

Direct-312-277-0115, http://www.mmckinneyfutures.com/

TRADING COMMODITY FUTURES AND OPTIONS INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL INVESTORS. YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER TRADING IS SUITABLE FOR YOU IN LIGHT OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES, KNOWLEDGE AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES.

 

Options Play: Cattle Makes New Low Close

The Cattle Market Proceeds To Make Lower Lows And There Is No Bottom In Site Yet.

 

Some farmers had trouble getting Cattle to eat in the recent heat. Some claim that adding "wet" to the feed will help appetites. Others are just plain fed up with the markets and low prices. And still more are just looking to protect the downside.

Technically, I have added my favorite technical indicators to the charts below. I have coined them the "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder". They are the 10 (red line), 20 (green line), and the 50 (blue line)period Simple Moving Averages or SMAs. I have also added Bollinger Bands or BBs (light blue shaded area) and Candlesticks (the red and green bars with the candlestick wicks, and on the daily chart below each bar represents one day of trading).

These few technical indicators can tell me many, many different characteristics about the market at a quick glance so I have them saved on my charts in MARKETHEAD, so they can populate on any chart I choose at the click of a mouse.

 

On the daily Feeder chart above, the market is in what I refer to as a PRINCIPAL trend down. This is the strongest form of a trend that my indicators can show.

I figured much of this out by putting my "10/20/50/BB Trend Finder" on the chart above and applying these indicators to the charts at the click of a mouse which I found at: http://www.markethead.com/2.0/free_trial.asp?ap=mmckinne, which is a web application that we have developed for our clients called MARKETHEAD where I get about 70-80% of all my research from. That means I get both technical and fundamental research from this web app and I am a veteran series 3 Broker of 17 years. So if I'm using it then maybe my readers should check it out. Yes?

 

 

Option Play:

One strategy that could be used here is to buy limited risk puts or bear put spreads and in a three to one ratio a call and of course selling a futures contract is always a choice. I have unofficially named this strategy a "long straddle" or a "ratio spread".

For exact details on this strategy, months, expiration dates, strike prices, and number of positions feel free to contact me at 312-277-0115 ormmckinney@zaner.com.

 

CME Options On Futures: The Basics: http://www.zaner.com/offers/?page=9&ap=mmckinne

 

FREE QUOTE- "Wisdom Is Always An Overmatch For Strength." -Phil Jackson

 

 

 

 

FUTURES, OPTIONS AND FOREX TRADING IS SPECULATIVE IN NATURE AND INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS. THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE A SOLICITATION FOR ENTERING INTO DERIVATIVES TRANSACTIONS. ALL KNOWN NEWS AND EVENTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN FACTORED INTO THE PRICE OF THE UNDERLYING DERIVATIVES DISCUSSED. FROM TIME TO TIME PERSONS AFFILIATED WITH ZANER, OR ITS ASSOCIATED COMPANIES, MAY HAVE POSITIONS IN RECOMMENDED AND OTHER DERIVATIVES.

 

FOR CUSTOMERS TRADING OPTIONS, THESE FUTURES CHARTS ARE PRESENTED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE INTENDED TO SHOW HOW INVESTING IN OPTIONS CAN DEPEND ON THE UNDERDLYING FUTURES PRICES; SPECIFICALLY, WHETHER OR NOT AN OPTION PURCHASER IS BUYING AN IN-THE-MONEY, AT-THE-MONEY, OR OUT-OF-THE MONEY OPTION. FURTHERMORE, THE PURCHASER WILL BE ABLE TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT TO EXERCISE HIS RIGHT ON AN OPTION DEPENDING ON HOW THE OPTION'S STICKE PRICE COMPARES TO THE UNDERLYING FUTURE'S PRICE. THE FUTURES CHARTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO IMPLY THAT OPTION PRICES MOVE IN TANDEM WITH FUTURES PRICES. IN FACT OPTIONS PRICES MAY ONLY MOVE A LITTLE.

THE LIMITED RISK CHARACTERISTIC OF OPTIONS REFERS TO LONG OPTIONS ONLY AND REFERS TO THE AMOUNT OF THE LOSS, WHICH IS DEFINED AS THE PREMIUM PAID ON THE OPTION(S) PLUS FEES.


NO UPDATE TODAY

Posted on 7/20/2016 6:51:25 AM by: Rick Alexander, VP, Trading @ Zaner. 312-277-0107.

 


NO UPDATE TODAY

Posted on 7/20/2016 6:51:13 AM by: Rick Alexander, VP, Trading @ Zaner. 312-277-0107.

 


Posted on 7/15/2016 7:13:12 PM by: Matt McKinney, Market Strategist @ Zaner. 312-277-0115.

 


NO UPDATE TODAY

Posted on 7/13/2016 7:12:30 AM by: Rick Alexander, VP, Trading @ Zaner. 312-277-0107.

 


NO UPDATE TODAY

Posted on 7/6/2016 6:37:14 AM by: Rick Alexander, VP, Trading @ Zaner. 312-277-0107.

 


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