Has Pork Hit a Ceiling?
MORNING LIVESTOCK FUTURES OUTLOOK
August Live Cattle on Friday settled at $178.15. The 5 day negotiated steer price is $185.56. Next week, spread between cash and futures should narrow. The high temperatures are and have been a big problem in the Southwest but feedlots are also very dusty raising concerns about health of cattle.
August Lean Hogs settled Friday at $103.20 and the current CME Lean Hog Index is $105.84. For the week as of Friday morning sales the 5 day average carcass was up 78 cents. Loins were steady and bellies were what put the carcass price higher. Butts, Picnics, Ribs and Hams were all lower. There often is a push for bellies for smoking during the summer with the increasing demand for bacon. Unless loins and hams can break through the $100.00 barrier and continue to move up, pork appears to have hit a ceiling.
Interested in more futures markets? Explore our Market Dashboards here
Risk Warning: Investments in Equities, Contracts for Difference (CFDs) in any instrument, Futures, Options, Derivatives and Foreign Exchange can fluctuate in value. Investors should therefore be aware that they may not realise the initial amount invested and may incur additional liabilities. These investments may be subject to above average financial risk of loss. Investors should consider their financial circumstances, investment experience and if it is appropriate to invest. If necessary, seek independent financial advice.
ADM Investor Services International Limited, registered in England No. 2547805, is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority [FRN 148474] and is a member of the London Stock Exchange. Registered office: 3rd Floor, The Minster Building, 21 Mincing Lane, London EC3R 7AG.
A subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Company.
© 2021 ADM Investor Services International Limited.
Futures and options trading involve significant risk of loss and may not be suitable for everyone. Therefore, carefully consider whether such trading is suitable for you in light of your financial condition. The information and comments contained herein is provided by ADMIS and in no way should be construed to be information provided by ADM. The author of this report did not have a financial interest in any of the contracts discussed in this report at the time the report was prepared. The information provided is designed to assist in your analysis and evaluation of the futures and options markets. However, any decisions you may make to buy, sell or hold a futures or options position on such research are entirely your own and not in any way deemed to be endorsed by or attributed to ADMIS. Copyright ADM Investor Services, Inc.