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Chris Swift

Chris Swift

Chris Swift is a commodity broker with 34 years of risk management experience in the livestock and grain futures markets for producers as well as institutional clients. As the principal broker of Swift Trading, Chris Swift is based in Nashville, TN,  with a branch office in Delray Beach, FL managed by Chris Winward.  In addition to offering brokerage services, Chris Swift authors two daily commentaries and hosts RFD-TV's Market Day Report as a commodity analyst. For more information or to sign up for a free 30-day commentary trial, visit www.swifttradingco.com

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Shootin' the Bull about inching towards trend lines

Traders stopped June at the top of the down trend line, via the close only chart.  The bar chart only has a few more cents from today's high to put the price at the top trend line.  With cash quite a...

Shootin' the Bull about further rationing

Rationing was stepped up last week as packers cut the slaughter pace again, sending boxes to over $314.00 as of mid-day today.  Rationing will continue until more cattle are made available to produce...

Shootin' the Bull about ability to market above current index high.

The feeder cattle futures remain premium to the index and as of Friday's close, minimum sale floors can be produced above the current historical high of the index.  So, you are able to market inventory...

Shootin' the Bull about more beef and fewer cattle

Of the most interest is that we are currently producing more beef than last year with fewer cattle.  Of everything you can mention that has created this, you are correct.  It's taken everything possible...

Shootin' the Bull about Polar opposites

Polar opposites in the basis of fats and feeders.  In fats, it's $9.00 positive and in the feeders $14.00 negative.  How is buying feeder cattle futures at a premium and selling fat futures at a discount...

Shootin' the Bull about a great start, poor finish

A near $4.00 range was created in a few contract months of the feeder cattle.  Computer traders were either anxious to get the week started, or maybe a few humans were, but whom ever wanted futures higher. ...

Shootin' the Bull about recognition

In my opinion, some changes were noticed this week.  Of the one most notable was further recognition of the agenda in place by others.  As the impact from becomes more obvious, it has begun to make cattle...

Shootin' the Bull about definitive moves in feeders

A definitive move in the feeder cattle futures today is believed to have set the stage for further declines.  On the mid day cattle commentary, I noted a close above $255.22, or under $251.75 August,...

Shootin' the Bull about warning signs

Nearly half the year is over with and the triangulation of prices continues.  This is expected to continue as packers appear reluctant to increase slaughter that would reduce their margins. More companies...

Shootin' the Bull about cattle feeders bidding lower

Feeder cattle prices are too high, and the cattle feeder says so.  With only the cattle feeder in need of an 850# steer, and there being no computer generated trading to influence their decision, it seems...

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