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The July Lean Hogs contract sold off hard taking out the Monday low and settling limit down for the session. The settlement price was 83.35 which is right at the 83.325 support level. Continued weakness on Monday could see price make its way towards the 80.45 79.80 support zone. If price holds the 83.325 support level consolidation is likely with Fridays range. The Lean Hog Index declined and is at 80.56 as of June 5th and the pork cutout index rose to 84.33 as of June 6th.

August Live Cattle made a new high for the week at 105.375 and then collapsed. It broke down to support at 103.00 making the low just above it at 103.05. It settled at 103.30. Continued pressure on Monday could see the 102.30 low from May 31st challenged and then the 101.625 support level. If support hold price could work its way back to the high. The cash market has traded today with sales from 110.00 - 114.00 on a live basis. A small amount traded at 183.00 on a dressed basis. Boxed beef cutouts were lower as choice cutouts were down 0.89to 222.11 and select down 0.03 to 207.18 on light to moderate demand and moderate to heavy offerings. The choice/ select spread narrowed to 14.93 and the load count was 173. Slaughter was 119,000.

August Feeder Cattle made an early attempt to take out Thursdays high (140.275) and failed. It reached 140.175 and then made its way lower. It traded to the session low at 135.925 and was able to recover and settle above the 136.75 support level at 137.25. Continued weakness could see price test support at 135.60 and then 134.25.If 136.75 support holds price could test the Thursday high. The Feeder Cattle Index inched higher to 131.84 as of June 6th.

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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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