Cattle futures slid, ending a multiday winning streak as traders waited for cash trades to guide the market. Contracts for live cattle rose for five consecutive days, before sliding on Friday. Futures traders had anticipated that the week's cash, or physical cattle, trade would trend higher this week. But few sales had taken place by the end of Friday's session, as meatpackers and feedyards faced off over prices.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday morning that exporters sold 1.89 million metric tons of corn and 1.53 million tons of soybeans in the week ended Jan. 11. Those were both above the range of pre-report analyst estimates. The sales report sparked buying interest among traders concerned about underwhelming exports through much of this crop season, particularly in the soybean market. Analysts cautioned that they weren't enough to end that longer-term trend, however.
Cattle futures rose for a fifth consecutive session on Thursday. Traders were betting that physical cattle prices would be steady or rise this week, after falling at the beginning of 2018. Market observers said that showlists of slaughter-ready cattle were smaller this week, which could force meatpackers to pay more. Packers paid $119.75 per 100 pounds for around 100 head of cattle at the online Fed Cattle Exchange auction on Wednesday, which can help determine a price direction for the week.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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