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Live Cattle Dec '18 (LEZ18)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Down on Tuesday

Front month live cattle futures closed the day with losses of as much as $1.22. Feeder cattle losses also touched triple digits in Nov contracts, the other nearbys were down 32 to 82 cents. . The CME Feeder Cattle index for July 13 was $135.62, up by 45 cents. USDA reported Tuesday cash sales activity at $95 in TX and KS, with a few KS sales at $96.25. Dressed activity was light on Tuesday. Wednesday’s FCE cattle auction has 1,224 head listed so far. Wholesale boxed beef prices were lower again on Tuesday. The Chc/Sel spread is $10.07. Choice boxes were $200.97, after a $2.34 drop, and Select boxes weakened by $1.03. USDA estimated FI cattle slaughter for Tuesday at 119,000 head. That puts FI slaughter at 234,000 head for the week. WTD slaughter is running even with last week through Tuesday and trails the same week last year by 8,000 head.

Aug 20 Cattle closed at $98.800, down $0.850,

Oct 20 Cattle closed at $103.100, down $1.100,

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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
$2,750/2,500
First Notice Date
12/10/18
Expiration Date
12/31/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jul 7, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
120,612 (-3,203)
140,526 (-900)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
73,759 (+2,778)
45,411 (-1,692)
Producers - Long / Short
32,939 (-3,310)
137,074 (-1,504)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
86,496 (-253)
2,275 (+244)
Managed Money - Long / Short
49,525 (+1,954)
28,070 (-2,742)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
24,234 (+824)
17,341 (+1,050)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
116.750 +6.90%
on 12/04/18
125.575 -0.62%
on 12/31/18
+7.875 (+6.74%)
since 11/30/18
3-Month
113.550 +9.91%
on 11/13/18
125.575 -0.62%
on 12/31/18
+5.950 (+5.01%)
since 09/28/18
52-Week
106.950 +16.69%
on 04/04/18
125.575 -0.62%
on 12/31/18
+10.925 (+9.59%)
since 12/29/17

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 126.033
1st Resistance Point 125.417
Last Price 124.800s
1st Support Level 124.342
2nd Support Level 123.883

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52-Week High 125.575
Last Price 124.800s
Fibonacci 61.8% 118.460
Fibonacci 50% 116.262
Fibonacci 38.2% 114.065
52-Week Low 106.950

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