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What to look out for in 2019 - Sheep

Posted by Matt Dalgleish on 11 January 2019

In this series of blog articles, we’re taking a look back at the year that was for agricultural commodities and provide our insight for the year ahead.

This installment highlights 2018’s key movements in sheep and lamb markets and what to keep your eye on in 2019.

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Topics: Sheep market, sheep, agricultural industry

What to look out for in 2019 - Cattle

Posted by Matt Dalgleish on 11 January 2019

In this series of blog articles, we’re taking a look back at the year that was for agricultural commodities and provide our insight for the year ahead.

This installment highlights 2018’s key movements in the cattle market and what to keep your eye on in 2019.

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Topics: cattle

The importance of live cattle exports to regional Australia

Posted by Matt Dalgleish on 5 December 2018

This is the first instalment of a three-part blog series which summarises the importance of the live cattle trade to Australia. The information contained within this blog was sourced from a Mecardo report commissioned by Livecorp/MLA and released in November 2018 entitled “Value analysis of the Australian live cattle trade - key highlights”.

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The importance of live cattle exports to employment

Posted by Matt Dalgleish on 5 December 2018

This is the second installment of a three-part blog series which summarises the importance of the live cattle trade to Australia. The information contained within this blog was sourced from a Mecardo report commissioned by Livecorp/MLA and released in November 2018 entitled “Value analysis of the Australian live cattle trade - key highlights”.

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The importance of live cattle exports to our customers

Posted by Matt Dalgleish on 5 December 2018

This is the third installment of a three-part blog series which summarises the importance of the live cattle trade to Australia. The information contained within this blog was sourced from a Mecardo report commissioned by Livecorp/MLA and released in November 2018 entitled “Value analysis of the Australian live cattle trade - key highlights”.

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How do wool minimum price contracts work?

Posted by Matt Dalgleish on 17 October 2018

Markets can be volatile, however there are a number of tools which are available to reduce the risk of adverse price movements. 

There are two predominant strategies to reduce the effect of price volatility when selling wool. These are by using a forward contract or using a minimum price contract (MPC). In this article we examine the MPC, and how it can be used by producers.

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Topics: Risk management, Wool market / wool price, Australian wool industry

Backing the live cattle trade

Posted by Olivia Agar on 20 June 2018

There’s no question that the live export trade is the headline hogger of the agriculture industry. It’s a topic that, whether for or against, many people feel strongly about and so emotions and ethics tend to drive a lot of the passion fuelled debate at public and government level.

As you know, at Mecardo we like to strip things back to the raw data and facts but this time we need your help to collect them.

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How to tell if the market is about to change direction – Part three

Posted by Matt Dalgleish on 7 March 2016

This blog is the third instalment in a series on technical analysis/charting tools used to predict potential change in market trend. The purpose of these series of blog articles is to give our readers a more in depth background on a variety of technical analysis tools that can be used as a reference point for readers unfamiliar with charting.

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Topics: Risk management, markets, technical analysis, trading

How to tell if the market is about to change direction – Part two

Posted by Matt Dalgleish on 10 February 2016

In December 2015 we published a blog article on technical analysis/charting and more specifically the use of a relative strength index (RSI) as one of many technical tools used to predict potential change in market trend. The purpose of these series of blog articles is to give our readers a more in depth background on a variety of technical analysis tools that can be used as a reference point for readers unfamiliar with charting.

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Topics: Marketing, Bollinger bands, markets, commodities, technical analysis, trading

How to tell if the market is about to change direction

Posted by Matt Dalgleish on 22 December 2015

A recent Mecardo cattle analysis article titled “Are we in for a short-term EYCI correction?” outlined some common methods often used in technical analysis (also known as charting) when forecasting market price trends.

We always aim to deliver short, punchy market analysis and outlook articles. As such, there is often limited space to explain the actual techniques we use to analyse markets. We thought it may be useful to publish a series of more in-depth blogs on some of these technical analysis tools that describes their use in more detail for readers not familiar with charting.

The purpose of this blog is to give the reader a better understanding of the Relative Strength Index (RSI) and how it can be used, particularly when identifying situations where prices might be ready for a correction.

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Topics: General information, Market analysis

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