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News-Montana 2 employee firm Whitefish gets $300mil elec Puerto Rico. Trump FIMA grant was $12,000 per Puerto Rican. Dysfunctional Washington Politics? What's NY politicians taking? (Budget, Bonds).

CATTLE SHORTS- Who is the big short?
RANCHERs. Did a Wall st firm sell entire crop to China?TOL. Last day expiring futures rules may apply.
Are cattle prices over last year? Why are you bearish? Turn off brainwashing news, maybe even out there.
Cattle now over my sell turns buy in my study. I call OLS VIO 126-ish so no adding, cannonballing additional shorts. If we are selling to China this might be like grain robbery of past bulls. I say beware, inflation backdrop and your a test case of bearish mkt dope. If tech studies your (producers) social media behavior is it possible your commercial does same? I have a name. If I can think it it being done, it is, my advise. As a customer I advise do not accept trade thru unables, 117.50-ish had 3-levels to buy. Call.
When mkt can't break much off my OLS, LC, H, NASD, then facts change and you must have discipline, a roadmap and a broker/floor-trader that is skeptical.

Cattle over OLS VIO
You must always trade skeptical. If it's too high sell, but look at charts on Walsh and for sure dial in daily voice updates. If no opinion? Your out. Learning the patterns is only thing that matters. HFT traders are scientist's today. Trading is now a team sport. Can you compete with code written today? Cattle is not near all time high but you seem so bearish. My rule: over OLS no new shorts like today.. I think algos flip and press. Hedge funds are still piling in, (bloom sat).
Fri saw algos buy when LCZ pulled back to OLS#1, late fri, drift up. This is how I see it. Ask your guy, then call me for 3min assessment. Ranchers, Turn off Fake News, radio (brainwashing) too?
I gave up fundamentals as young cocky 25 yr old on a 1985 USDA revision I saw 6 months early. I coined always early Palmer. If bullish bonds I put USZ 150.10, & 149.?? as money-colored olive buy #'$. Might being early help you?
Floor Traders are gone, who do you think is on radar next? Be skeptical. Don't borrow against farm. They are data-mining your operation is the way I would think.
Crazy huh?

Hogs- short squeeze over OLS 2nd time up? Disclaimer; I don't care about fundamentals. Are packers short calls that they need to buy in open mkt?
Enough, give me a quick call for a free technical analysis of my work in your mkt.

LUMBER- call me immediately, event seems to be in process today.

Alan Palmer

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Alan R. Palmer, Sr., is a successful independent trader and technical analyst specializing in agricultural, financial and stock index futures. He has worked primarily in the markets traded on the CME Group.

Alan started trading at the Chicago Board of Trade in 1986 in the 30-year U.S. Treasury bond pit as a local. In 1987, he bought his full membership the day of the historic crash and moved back to his passion, trading soybeans, and grains along with bonds and stocks. Moving from pit to pit as market indicators dictated, Alan used his charting calculations to spot pivotal points as markets crossed ‘key levels.’ This acumen is Alan’s specialty and now he delivers this knowledge and experience to his customer base. He offers a macro thought process to viewing markets and players as they act with predictive behavior acumen.

He began his career in the futures industry as a summer runner while thirteen on the floor of the CBOT in 1973 delivering orders and learning the rudimentary workings of the markets. He graduated from runner to phone clerk, delivery clerk during the Hunt silver squeeze, working for various brokerage firms. After earning a Bachelor’s degree from DePaul University while working full time, he began a career as a proprietary trader with Paul Tudor Jones, a world-renown money manager, where he perfected his technical analytical techniques.

Alan has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg, CNN, and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Bloomberg and Reuters newswires. He was the founder of, an independent research and charting web enterprise, based on time-tested, support and resistance calculations for predicting multi-market swings. Alan holds an undergraduate degree in Business Finance Administration from DePaul University in Chicago.

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