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Live Cattle Aug '19 (LEQ19)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Futures Mixed Monday Midday

Live cattle futures are mixed at midday. Dec futures are down by 30 cents so far, while the other nearbys are seeing gains of 22 to 33 cents. Feeder cattle futures start off the week with gains, nearby contracts are $0.05 to $0.87 cents higher at midday. The 11/14 CME Feeder Cattle index was 27 cents lower at $147.12. Wholesale boxed beef was mixed in the morning report. Choice boxes were lower by $1.81, and select boxes were $2.02 higher to $216.35. The USDA estimated FI cattle slaughter total last week was 657,000 head. That was 6,000 head above the previous week’s total, and was 9,000 head more yr/yr.

DEC 19 Cattle are at $118.800, down $0.300,

FEB 19 Cattle are at $125.200, up $0.225,

APR 20 Cattle are at $126.375, up $0.300,

NOV 19 Feeder Cattle are at $146.300, up $0.050

JAN 19 Feeder Cattle are at $145.050, up $0.775

MAR 19 Feeder Cattle are at $145.100, up $0.875

--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
$1,980/1,800
First Notice Date
08/05/19
Expiration Date
08/30/19 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Live Cattle Aug '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Aug Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 12, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
127,631 (-825)
185,086 (+7,533)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
128,301 (+8,643)
53,665 (-2,964)
Producers - Long / Short
38,239 (-2,601)
179,395 (+7,903)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
87,016 (+2,795)
3,315 (+649)
Managed Money - Long / Short
99,575 (+8,154)
25,558 (-5,365)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
28,726 (+489)
28,107 (+2,401)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
99.700 +5.32%
on 08/16/19
108.925 -3.60%
on 08/01/19
-3.100 (-2.87%)
since 07/30/19
3-Month
99.700 +5.32%
on 08/16/19
109.600 -4.20%
on 07/29/19
-0.050 (-0.05%)
since 05/30/19
52-Week
99.700 +5.32%
on 08/16/19
121.150 -13.33%
on 03/22/19
-4.925 (-4.48%)
since 08/28/18

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Points To Consider

Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 16% Sell with a Weakening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Weak. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 106.250
1st Resistance Point 105.625
Last Price 105.000s
1st Support Level 104.500
2nd Support Level 104.000

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52-Week High 121.150
Fibonacci 61.8% 112.956
Fibonacci 50% 110.425
Fibonacci 38.2% 107.894
Last Price 105.000s
52-Week Low 99.700

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