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CME: Why are Cattle Markets so Volatile?

  • 13 Nov 14:13

CME: Why are Cattle Markets so Volatile? Volatility has been rampant in the cattle market, week to week in the cash market and daily in the futures, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner. Arguments can be made as to why this is happening and if we will ever see “normal” again. Stepping back a bit, we analysed the recent state of some fundamentals in the fat cattle cash market, that have played at least some part in recent weekly cash price movements. The table below depicts the numbers that will be discussed. AMS weekly reported fat cattle cash or negotiated prices were taken for representative weeks over the past few months for multiple regions that are included in the five market average. The. Read more...