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Live Cattle Jun '18 (LEM18)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Market Again Waits for Cash Market Direction

Live cattle futures settled Tuesday with most contracts 25 to 55 cents lower. Feeder cattle futures were also lower, down 60 to 75 cents in the front months. The CME feeder cattle index was up 70 cents @ $141.16 on July 15. Wholesale boxed beef prices were lower on Tuesday afternoon. Choice boxes were down 34 cents at $212.93 with Select boxes a nickel lower @ $189.16. USDA estimated week to date FI cattle slaughter at 238,000 head through Tuesday. That was 3,000 head below the previous week but 2,000 larger than the same week last year. --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 Jul 9, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
121,922 (-4,146)
170,494 (-8,083)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
102,511 (-2,779)
49,753 (-1,158)
Producers - Long / Short
39,676 (-667)
160,591 (-5,582)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
78,830 (-608)
6,487 (+370)
Managed Money - Long / Short
62,712 (-869)
41,751 (-919)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
39,799 (-1,910)
8,002 (-239)
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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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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 8% Buy with a Weakening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Minimum.

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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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