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2016 Marketing Resolutions

Posted by Mecardo on 5 January 2016

Mecardo would like to wish all our readers a happy new year, 2015 has been a difficult year for many throughout the agricultural regions of Australia and hopefully 2016 will see fortunes turn around.

At Mecardo we have put forward our four marketing resolutions to help you have a prosperous 2016.

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Topics: General Mecardo information, General information, Bank Swaps

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

WEBINAR: Where to now for cattle prices?

Posted by Jenianne Hall on 14 July 2015


The last couple of months have seen Australian cattle prices surge to unprecedented levels. Strong demand fundamentals, particularly in our key markets, and the expected tightening in Australian supplies, bode well for a continuation of this good fortune. 

So, how far could cattle markets go?  What risks are there? And what’s likely to happen if El Nino eventuates?

In this webinar, Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) Manager Market Information, Ben Thomas, will outline MLA's cattle projections for the next five years.  Mecardo analyst, Augusto Semmelroth, will then take a look at what these projections might mean for cattle prices down the track.

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Topics: Cattle market / cattle price, General information

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