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Live Cattle Apr '17 (LEJ17) CME

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3-Month Performance
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
113.025 +5.64%
on 12/19/16
119.600 -0.17%
on 01/18/17
+5.800 (+5.11%)
since 12/16/16
98.200 +21.59%
on 10/19/16
119.600 -0.17%
on 01/18/17
+19.275 (+19.25%)
since 10/18/16
97.250 +22.78%
on 10/13/16
121.500 -1.73%
on 03/17/16
+3.900 (+3.38%)
since 01/15/16

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Live cattle finished Wednesday higher in all contracts, with the front three up 40 to 70 cents. Feeder cattle futures were mixed from down 50 cents to 7.5 cents higher. The CME Feeder Index for 1/17 was $132.37 down 19 cents. Wholesale beef prices were higher in the afternoon USDA report with choice price up $1.60 at $193.22 and select up 83 cents with an average of $188.06 reported. Prices on the Fed Cattle Exchange ranged from $120 to $121.25 at an average of $120.52 on the 3,526 head sold, with one pen selling for $118.75. Dressed sales were thin but averaged $190. WTD FI slaughter is estimated at 296,000 head vs. 331,000 head for the same week last year. Feb 17 Cattle settled at $120.275, up $0.700, Apr 17 Cattle settled at $119.400, up $0.400, Jun 17 Cattle settled at $108.925, up $0.400, Jan 17 Feeder Cattle settled at $131.000, up $0.075 Mar 17 Feeder Cattle settled at $129.550, down $0.500 Apr 17 Feeder Cattle settled at $129.075, down $0.425

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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 Maximum. 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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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 $1,705/1,550

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Support & Resistance

2nd Resistance Point 120.267
1st Resistance Point 119.833
Last Price 119.400s
1st Support Level 118.733
2nd Support Level 118.067

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