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Live Cattle Aug '20 (LEQ20)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Close in Red

Front month live cattle futures closed the midweek session with 22 to 85 cent losses in the front months. Feeder cattle futures closed with 42 to 87 cent losses in the front months. The July 6 Feeder Cattle index was $130.13. There were four sales on the FCE online auction this morning. Two pens of KS steers went for $95.25, and two other KS lots sold at $95. In total, 659 head of the 1,390 listed sold at a wtd ave price of $95.12, packers passed on $97 asks. Cash sales outside of the FCE were mostly at $95, with limited IA and CO activity $99-$100. USDA confirmed cash sales this week are mostly $95 so far, with the full range $90-$101.50. Wholesale boxed beef prices were lower in the PM update. USDA reported Choice boxes at $203.83, a $1.47 drop. Select boxes were $195.52 cwt, down by $1.32. The week’s cattle slaughter is 354,000 head through Wednesday. That trails last week by 9,000 head and is 3k head below the same week last year.

Aug 20 Cattle closed at $99.... Read more

Contract Specifications

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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
Point Value
First Notice Date
08/10/20 (32 days)
Expiration Date
08/31/20 (53 days)

Seasonal Chart

Live Cattle Aug '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Aug Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 30, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
123,815 (+515)
141,426 (-2,157)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
70,981 (+278)
47,103 (+835)
Producers - Long / Short
36,249 (+34)
138,578 (-2,516)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
86,749 (+219)
2,031 (+97)
Managed Money - Long / Short
47,571 (+151)
30,812 (+198)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
23,410 (+127)
16,291 (+637)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
93.575 +5.96%
on 06/15/20
101.425 -2.24%
on 07/06/20
+2.825 (+2.93%)
since 06/08/20
86.375 +14.79%
on 04/14/20
101.900 -2.70%
on 05/08/20
+6.950 (+7.54%)
since 04/08/20
80.500 +23.17%
on 04/06/20
117.550 -15.65%
on 01/15/20
-10.850 (-9.86%)
since 07/08/19

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 64% Buy with a Weakest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 100.600
1st Resistance Point 99.875
Last Price 99.150s
1st Support Level 98.675
2nd Support Level 98.200

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52-Week High 117.550
Fibonacci 61.8% 103.397
Last Price 99.150s
Fibonacci 50% 99.025
Fibonacci 38.2% 94.653
52-Week Low 80.500

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