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Live Cattle Jun '18 (LEM18)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Lower on Wednesday, Despite Wholesale Strength

Live cattle futures were down 70 cents to $1.075 on Wednesday. Feeder cattle futures were down 15 to 72.5 cents in the front months and slightly higher in deferred contracts. The CME feeder cattle index was down 16 cents to $133.05 on June 18. Wholesale boxed beef prices were higher on Wednesday afternoon. Choice boxes were up $1.06 at $221.59 with Select boxes 44 cents higher @ $202.24. USDA estimated the week to date FI cattle slaughter @ 361,000 head. That was 9,000 head larger than the same point last year and down 3,000 from last week. A few scattered bids of $109 have been reported so far this week but no trade to report. Wednesday’s FCE online auction saw no sales on the 315 head offered. Friday’s Cattle on Feed report is expected to show June 1 on feed numbers up 1.3% from last year. May placements are seen down 4.1%, with marketings up 0.8%. --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 Jun 11, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
129,564 (+2,262)
188,522 (-10,464)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
113,250 (-11,193)
44,311 (+1,786)
Producers - Long / Short
41,011 (+5,363)
181,124 (-7,664)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
86,764 (-1,434)
5,609 (-1,133)
Managed Money - Long / Short
73,856 (-2,517)
33,521 (+2,521)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
39,394 (-8,676)
10,790 (-735)
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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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