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How do cattle prices change throughout the year?

Posted by Augusto Semmelroth on 19 January 2016

Cattle prices are influenced by the supply and demand of cattle and beef, both in Australia and in our export markets. While they vary from year to year and over time, cattle prices exhibit within-year seasonality.

Overall, producers know all too well how their production systems operate and acknowledge the existence of supply and price seasonality. Yet, sourcing and going through vast amounts of data to quantify the timing and scope of seasonal price moves can be a pretty daunting exercise.

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Topics: Cattle market / cattle price, Webinars, Cattle market outlook, Market analysis

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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