October live cattle futures have seen a sharp sell off from higher levels this week. No serious chart damage has yet occurred. An uptrend line on the daily bar chart is still in place, but just barely. However, the bears have gained some fresh near-term downside technical momentum.
Bears would gain better downside technical momentum to begin to suggest a near-term top is in place, if they can push and close prices below the uptrend line and below solid technical support at $89.00.
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See on the chart that the two popular moving averages I follow (9- and 18-day) are poised to very soon produce a bearish line crossover signal, whereby the 9-day crosses below the 18-day moving average.
The bulls would regain some upside technical momentum if they could produce a close above solid chart resistance at $92.00. Trading activity on Friday could be extra important for cattle futures traders.
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