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Live Cattle Jun '18 (LEM18)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Market News and Commentary

Live cattle futures closed the day with most contracts 45 to 90 cents higher. Open interest rose, confirming net new buying interest. Feeder cattle futures were steady to $1.95 in the green. The CME feeder cattle index was down 26 cents on March 19 at $137.41. Wholesale boxed beef prices were lower in the Wednesday afternoon report, with the Choice/Sel spread at $10.04/cwt. Choice boxes were down 66 cents at $228.67, as Select was 83 cents lower @ $218.63. USDA estimated this week’s FI cattle slaughter at 355,000 head through Wednesday. That was up 7,000 head from the previous week and even with this time last year. The 596 head offered on Wednesday’s FCE auction went unsold, with the cattle offered at $129-130. --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Live Cattle
Contract Size
40,000 pounds
Tick Size
0.025 cents per pound ($10.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
8:30a.m. - 1:05p.m. (Settles 1:00p.m.) CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$400
Margin/Maintenance
$1,650/1,500
First Notice Date
06/04/18
Expiration Date
06/29/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Live Cattle Jun '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jun Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Mar 12, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
130,653 (+50)
234,506 (-1,841)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
182,501 (+1,598)
46,321 (+1,414)
Producers - Long / Short
26,020 (-1,897)
227,822 (-1,829)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
104,445 (+2,142)
6,496 (+183)
Managed Money - Long / Short
148,059 (+898)
19,086 (+1,088)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
34,442 (+700)
27,235 (+326)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
102.850 +4.04%
on 05/30/18
110.675 -3.32%
on 06/11/18
+3.875 (+3.76%)
since 05/29/18
3-Month
97.075 +10.22%
on 04/04/18
110.675 -3.32%
on 06/11/18
+4.425 (+4.31%)
since 03/29/18
52-Week
97.075 +10.22%
on 04/04/18
121.525 -11.95%
on 11/07/17
-0.400 (-0.37%)
since 06/29/17

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 110.867
1st Resistance Point 108.933
Last Price 107.000s
1st Support Level 106.033
2nd Support Level 105.067

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52-Week High 121.525
Fibonacci 61.8% 112.185
Fibonacci 50% 109.300
Last Price 107.000s
Fibonacci 38.2% 106.415
52-Week Low 97.075

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