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Live Cattle Aug '17 (LEQ17)

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
110.900 +8.14%
on 04/25/17
127.500 -5.94%
on 05/04/17
+8.950 (+8.06%)
since 04/24/17
3-Month
100.825 +18.94%
on 02/27/17
127.500 -5.94%
on 05/04/17
+19.600 (+19.54%)
since 02/24/17
52-Week
89.875 +33.44%
on 10/14/16
127.500 -5.94%
on 05/04/17
+16.125 (+15.53%)
since 05/24/16

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Wed May 24, 4:11PM CDT
Live cattle futures were down 95 cents to $1.40 at settlement. Feeder cattle futures were mostly $2.825 to $2.85 lower with May down 25 cents, as it expires tomorrow and needs to stick close to the Index. The CME feeder cattle index was up 13 cents on May 23, at $143.40. Wholesale beef prices were mixed in the Wednesday afternoon report, with choice boxes up 34 cents averaging $246.08, and select down $1.57, averaging $219.60. Week to date estimated FI slaughter is 346,000 head, up 2,000 head from the previous week and 12,000 head larger than the same week last year. The FCE auction showed cash prices decreasing $2.62 wk/wk to a weighted average price of $132.54 for 1-9 day delivery. Of the 2,684 head offered in this week’s auction, 1,333 were sold. The COF report will be released at 11:00 a.m. CST on Friday with April placements expected at 6.7-6.8% larger than last April and marketings 1.8-2.2% above the previous April. Cattle on feed for May 1 is projected to increase 0.8% over May 2016. Jun 17 Cattle closed at $122.125, down $0.950, Aug 17 Cattle closed at $119.925, down $1.400, Oct 17 Cattle closed at $116.750, down $1.300, May 17 Feeder Cattle closed at $144.000, down $0.250 Aug 17 Feeder Cattle closed at $148.675, down $2.825 Sep 17 Feeder Cattle closed at $148.825, down $2.850

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The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 40% Buy with a Weakest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

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

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Contract Specifications

Barchart Symbol LE
Contract Live Cattle
Exchange Symbol LE
Exchange CME
Point Value $400
Tick Size 0.025 cents per pound ($10.00 per contract)
Margin/Maintenance $1,980/1,800

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Support & Resistance

2nd Resistance Point 122.175
1st Resistance Point 121.050
Last Price 119.925s
1st Support Level 118.725
2nd Support Level 117.525

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