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Live Cattle Feb '20 (LEG20)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Market Finished Mostly Lower

Live cattle futures were mixed, April futures were 45 cents higher, while Dec and Feb posted 15 to 17 cent losses. Feeder cattle futures gave back back some of yesterday’s triple digits gains, posting losses of as much as $0.22 in the front months. The 12/11 CME Feeder Cattle index was at $143.31 with a 31-cent drop. Beef export sales for the week ending 12/05 were released this morning, and the USDA stated that 11,898 MT were sold. That was the second consecutive week with lower wk/wk sales and was 41.8% lower than the 5-week average. Within the same report, the USDA indicated that weekly shipments were 17,215 MT, which was a 17.68% increase over last week and only 9.7% below the 5-week average. Afternoon boxed beef prices are still weak. The Choice/Select spread is $13.09 and tightening seasonally. Choice boxes were a flat $3 lower this afternoon, while select boxes dropped by $1.16. Cash cattle negotiations this morning show $118 bids in TX, with asks still in the $121-$122 range... Read more

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
02/14/20 (64 days)
Expiration Date
02/28/20 (78 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Dec 3, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
139,466 (+3,519)
195,664 (+2,748)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
140,036 (+827)
61,709 (+1,952)
Producers - Long / Short
43,925 (+1,400)
189,693 (+2,489)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
92,846 (+1,898)
3,276 (+38)
Managed Money - Long / Short
110,716 (-282)
33,387 (+2,356)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
29,320 (+1,109)
28,322 (-404)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
123.125 +1.60%
on 11/13/19
127.150 -1.61%
on 11/29/19
-0.475 (-0.38%)
since 11/12/19
110.225 +13.50%
on 09/17/19
127.150 -1.61%
on 11/29/19
+13.900 (+12.50%)
since 09/12/19
105.125 +19.00%
on 09/09/19
127.150 -1.61%
on 11/29/19
+7.150 (+6.06%)
since 12/12/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 32% Buy with a Weakening 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 126.000
1st Resistance Point 125.550
Last Price 125.100s
1st Support Level 124.650
2nd Support Level 124.200

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52-Week High 127.150
Last Price 125.100s
Fibonacci 61.8% 118.736
Fibonacci 50% 116.137
Fibonacci 38.2% 113.539
52-Week Low 105.125

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