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Live Cattle

The October Live Cattle contract rallied from the open on Thursday, September 7, 2017. It pushed past resistance at the short-term moving averages (the 8 DMA (105.85), 13 DMA (106.15) and the 21 DMA (106.575)) and rallied to trendline resistance at 107.45 reaching a high of 107.675. It failed from the trendline and fell back below the 21 DMA by the end of the session (106.525). Trendline resistance comes in at 107.175 for Friday and the 21 DMA should be lower. A rally above these two resistance levels could lead to a test of resistance at 108.675. A failure from the 21 DMA has the shorter moving averages as weak support and then 104.875. The negotiated cash market was quiet. Thursday afternoon boxed beef cutout values were lower on Choice and Select on light to moderate demand and moderate offerings. Choice was down 0.80 to 192.13 and Select down 0.51 to 190.16 on 152 loads. The choice/ select spread narrowed to 1.97. The estimated cattle slaughter for Wednesday was reported at 117,000.

Feeder Cattle

The October Feeder Cattle gap opened higher and rallied past the 146.20 resistance level to a high of 147.325. It pulled back to the 146.20 support area, ending the day at 146.275. The 50 DMA is at 146.375 and there is a trendline at 146.45 for Fridays trading session. A rally above these levels could see a retest of the Thursday high and a rally from here could see the rising 100 DMA (148.075) tested. Resistance then comes in at 149.975A failure from 146.20 could see the Thursday low tested (144.20). Breaking down from here could see the 143.50 support level tested. Support then comes in at the September 5th low at 142.05.

Lean Hogs

The October Lean Hogs contract gap opened lower and crashed, trading through the Tuesday low (61.875) and the 61.80 support level. It made the session low at 61.325 and ended the day at 61.50, just below support. A continued break down on Friday could see trendline support tested at 60.275 and then the August 29 low at 59.825. A reversal higher through 61.80 could see resistance tested at 62.575 and 63.25 (Wednesdays low).

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RISK DISCLOSURE: THERE IS A SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS IN FUTURES AND OPTIONS TRADING. THIS REPORT IS A SOLICITATION FOR ENTERING A DERIVATIVES TRANSACTION AND ALL TRANSACTIONS INCLUDE A SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS. THE USE OF A STOP-LOSS ORDER MAY NOT NECESSARILY LIMIT YOUR LOSS TO THE INTENDED AMOUNT. WHILE CURRENT EVENTS, MARKET ANNOUNCEMENTS AND SEASONAL FACTORS ARE TYPICALLY BUILT INTO FUTURES PRICES, A MOVEMENT IN THE CASH MARKET WOULD NOT NECESSARILY MOVE IN TANDEM WITH THE RELATED FUTURES AND OPTIONS CONTRACTS.



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Ben DiCostanzo
Senior Market Strategist
Walsh Trading

I began my career in the Securities industry working as a runner on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange while I attended Pace University. I then started working for Salomon Brothers in their Government Bond Trading arena. After graduating from Pace University with a degree in Accounting, I transferred to Chicago and became a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange utilizing my experience to execute trades and manage risk for institutional clients as a broker for Salomon Brothers on the trading floor. I then embarked to trade for my own account in the stock indices pits as a local before moving off the floor to aid and assist individual clients in their trading endeavors. I now work at Walsh Trading holding a series 3 broker’s license whose duties include being the firm’s Chief Market technician.

I understand that every client's needs are different, and I pride myself in tailoring my service to each client's unique circumstances and needs. Individual client experience, risk tolerance, and capital all play a role in how I approach the markets. I am involved in all markets using technical analysis to find opportunities. My approach is driven by the principles of capital preservation.

My trading philosophy is that if you can recognize and manage the risk, you have a better chance to be successful in trading. I advise clients to always use stops as money management in my opinion is the most important ingredient in trading commodities.

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