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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 ended the day with most contracts steady to 57.5 cents lower. Feeder cattle futures got some help from corn, with marginal gains in most contracts and nearby May down $1.175. The CME feeder cattle index was down 13 cents to $145.84 on April 22. Wholesale boxed beef prices were lower on Tuesday afternoon. Choice boxes were down 37 cents at $234.11, with Select boxes $1.38 lower @ $221.26. USDA estimated this week’s FI cattle slaughter at 236,000 head through Tuesday. That was down 6,000 head from the week prior and even with the same week last year. Wednesday’s FCE has 461 head listed for sale. Apr 19 Cattle closed at $128.325, down $0.175, Jun 19 Cattle closed at $121.125, down $0.450, Aug 19 Cattle closed at $118.200, down $0.575, May 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $149.625, down $1.175 Aug 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $159.700, up $0.075 Sep 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $160.850, up $0.075 ---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. (Settles 1:00p.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)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Apr 16, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
134,943 (-3,613)
262,961 (-1,200)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
202,072 (+6,991)
38,362 (+2,011)
Producers - Long / Short
30,379 (-4,199)
254,345 (-1,695)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
104,237 (+539)
8,289 (+448)
Managed Money - Long / Short
167,045 (+5,131)
14,452 (+1,129)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
35,027 (+1,860)
23,910 (+882)
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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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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 8% Buy with a Weakening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Minimum.

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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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