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Live Cattle Oct '22 (LEV22)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Bounce into Weekend

Live cattle futures closed Friday’s round of trading with 7 to 22 cent gains. August options expired today. Monday is First Notice Day for August cattle futures. The week’s cash market stayed mostly near $135-136 in the South and $143-147 in the North. Feeder cattle traded with triple digit gains on Friday, but closed the session 20 to 85 cents in the black. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was back up by $1.68 on 8/4 to $175.43.  

The CFTC’s Commitment of Traders report showed managed money cattle traders were 499 contracts more net long as more shorts were closed than longs during the week of 8/2. That left the group 38,004 contracts net long. In feeder cattle, the spec traders were 1,105 contracts less net short to just 189 contracts. 

June beef shipments were shown as 315m lbs. That was a record for the month, and marked the 4th consecutive monthly record. Beef shipments have been setting new records, or been near record levels since March of 2021. The Census total 1.786b... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Live Cattle
Contract Size
40,000 pounds
Tick Size
0.00025 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
$1,760/1,600
First Notice Date
10/10/22 (64 days)
Expiration Date
10/31/22 (85 days)

Seasonal Chart

Live Cattle Oct '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Oct Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 2, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
98,150 (+384)
135,177 (+2,526)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
88,545 (-1,277)
51,656 (-2,239)
Producers - Long / Short
32,317 (+363)
129,602 (+3,047)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
63,142 (+606)
2,884 (+64)
Managed Money - Long / Short
64,347 (-500)
32,278 (-1,528)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
24,198 (-777)
19,378 (-711)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
138.025 +4.24%
on 07/11/22
144.700 -0.57%
on 08/05/22
+5.400 (+3.90%)
since 07/05/22
3-Month
135.900 +5.87%
on 05/31/22
144.700 -0.57%
on 08/05/22
+0.475 (+0.33%)
since 05/05/22
52-Week
129.800 +10.84%
on 09/13/21
147.500 -2.46%
on 04/22/22
+8.675 (+6.42%)
since 08/05/21

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LEQ22 : 137.875s (+0.13%)
LEV22 : 143.875s (+0.16%)
LEZ22 : 149.975s (+0.05%)
GFQ22 : 179.525s (+0.25%)
GFU22 : 183.425s (+0.47%)
Mixed Midday in Hog Market

Nearby lean hog futures are trading 17 to 97 cents in the black. The deferred contracts are in the red with losses of as much as a dime as the spread to August widens. The USDA’s National Average Base...

HEQ22 : 120.825s (+0.15%)
HEZ22 : 88.825s (+0.23%)
KMQ22 : 125.475s (-0.57%)
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Thursday Gains for Hogs

Thursday hog trading saw the August contract 35 cents lower as the other nearbys rallied as much as $1.75. October was the leader on the way up, and tightened the spread to August to $23.05. The USDA’s...

HEQ22 : 120.825s (+0.15%)
HEZ22 : 88.825s (+0.23%)
KMQ22 : 125.475s (-0.57%)

Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Buy Signal with a Soft Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 145.883
2nd Resistance Point 145.292
1st Resistance Point 144.583
Last Price 143.875s
1st Support Level 143.283
2nd Support Level 142.692
3rd Support Level 141.983

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52-Week High 147.500
Last Price 143.875s
Fibonacci 61.8% 140.739
Fibonacci 50% 138.650
Fibonacci 38.2% 136.561
52-Week Low 129.800

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