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Live Cattle Apr '17 (LEJ17)

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Commodity Profile

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Live Cattle
Contract Size
40,000 pounds
Tick Size
0.025 cents per pound ($10.00 per contract)
Point Value
First Notice Date
Expiration Date
04/28/17 (-324 days)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
117.500 +17.45%
on 04/05/17
138.900 -0.65%
on 04/28/17
+17.225 (+14.26%)
since 03/28/17
112.075 +23.13%
on 02/13/17
138.900 -0.65%
on 04/28/17
+20.675 (+17.62%)
since 01/27/17
97.250 +41.90%
on 10/13/16
138.900 -0.65%
on 04/28/17
+26.975 (+24.30%)
since 04/28/16

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Fri Mar 16, 4:35PM CDT
Live cattle futures settled with 15 to 70 cent losses in most contracts on Friday. Feeder cattle futures were down 10 to 65 cents. The CME feeder cattle index was down 10 cents on March 15 at $142.71. Wholesale boxed beef values were higher on Friday afternoon. Choice boxes were up 60 cents at $225.59, with Select boxes 55 cents higher at $216.86. Estimated week to date FI cattle slaughter is 595,000 head through Saturday, 2,000 below last week but 6,000 head above the same week in 2017. Cash sales of $128-129 were reported on Thursday. Managed money backed off their net long position in live cattle futures and options by 7,836 contracts to 84,720 contracts as of Tuesday.Apr 18 Cattle closed at $121.250, down $0.600,Jun 18 Cattle closed at $111.750, down $0.550,Aug 18 Cattle closed at $109.125, down $0.675,Mar 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $139.975, down $0.650Apr 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $140.200, down $0.625May 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $140.950, down $0.650

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 140.350
1st Resistance Point 139.175
Last Price 138.000s
1st Support Level 136.550
2nd Support Level 135.100

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52-Week High 138.900
Last Price 138.000s
Fibonacci 61.8% 122.990
Fibonacci 50% 118.075
Fibonacci 38.2% 113.160
52-Week Low 97.250

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