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Live Cattle Jun '18 (LEM18)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Market News and Commentary

Live cattle futures settled with most contracts 55 to 95 cents lower. Feeder cattle futures were also a sharp $1.20 to $2.40 lower on Monday. The CME feeder cattle index was down 71 cents on December 14 at $146.20. Wholesale beef prices were higher this afternoon. Choice boxes were up $1.71 at $212.67, with the Select cutout value 62 cents higher at $203.76. USDA estimated Monday’s FI cattle slaughter at 108,000 head. That was 12,000 below last week and 10,000 head fewer than the same Monday last year.Dec 18 Cattle closed at $119.025, down $0.550,Feb 19 Cattle closed at $121.550, down $0.850,Apr 19 Cattle closed at $123.850, down $0.650,Jan 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $145.375, down $2.200Mar 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $143.325, down $2.450Apr 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $144.100, down $2.150--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

Contract Specifications

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Contract
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. CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$400
Margin/Maintenance
$1,650/1,500
First Notice Date
06/04/18
Expiration Date
06/29/18 (expired)

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Live Cattle Jun '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jun Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Dec 11, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
127,503 (+570)
198,168 (+5,249)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
123,179 (+1,243)
37,846 (-4,052)
Producers - Long / Short
37,993 (-286)
192,876 (+6,045)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
88,217 (+2,445)
3,999 (+793)
Managed Money - Long / Short
92,029 (+606)
18,617 (-3,846)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
31,150 (+637)
19,229 (-206)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
102.850 +4.04%
on 05/30/18
110.675 -3.32%
on 06/11/18
+3.875 (+3.76%)
since 05/29/18
3-Month
97.075 +10.22%
on 04/04/18
110.675 -3.32%
on 06/11/18
+4.425 (+4.31%)
since 03/29/18
52-Week
97.075 +10.22%
on 04/04/18
121.525 -11.95%
on 11/07/17
-0.400 (-0.37%)
since 06/29/17

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 110.867
1st Resistance Point 108.933
Last Price 107.000s
1st Support Level 106.033
2nd Support Level 105.067

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52-Week High 121.525
Fibonacci 61.8% 112.185
Fibonacci 50% 109.300
Last Price 107.000s
Fibonacci 38.2% 106.415
52-Week Low 97.075

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