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Live Cattle Dec '18 (LEZ18)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Futures Finished Monday Mixed

Live cattle futures closed on Monday with 40 cent losses in the Dec futures, while other nearby futures gained as much as 30 cents on the day. Feeder cattle futures made bounce back on Monday, up 12 to 50 cents after the closing bell. The 11/15 CME Feeder Cattle index was lower by 43 cents to 146.69. Afternoon boxed beef tightened the Chc/Sel spread to 23.53. Choice boxes were lower by $1.68, to $239.12. On the other hand, select boxes rose $1.26 higher to $215.59. The USDA estimated FI cattle slaughter to be 118,000 head on the day. Last week’s total was estimated at 657,000 head.

DEC 19 Cattle closed at $118.700, down $0.400,

FEB 19 Cattle closed at $125.100, up $0.125,

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

NOV 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $146.375, up $0.125

JAN 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $144.475, up $0.200

MAR 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $144.725, up $0.500

--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

Contract Specifications

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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
Point Value
First Notice Date
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 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
116.750 +6.90%
on 12/04/18
125.575 -0.62%
on 12/31/18
+7.875 (+6.74%)
since 11/30/18
113.550 +9.91%
on 11/13/18
125.575 -0.62%
on 12/31/18
+5.950 (+5.01%)
since 09/28/18
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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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 100% Buy and ranks in the Top 1% of all short term signal directions.

Longer term, the trend strength is in the Top 1%. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

The market is in highly overbought territory. Beware of a trend reversal.

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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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