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Live Cattle Jun '19 (LEM19)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Rebounds Makes Gains

Live cattle futures rebounded after midday lows, with gains as much as 90 cents. Feeder cattle futures gained triple digits with help from cheaper feed. The 11/07 CME Feeder Cattle index was down 25 cents to $145.84. UPS logistics, partnering with HerdX, have successfully sold, and shipped beef to Japan using block chain technology. Wholesale boxed beef prices were mixed. Choice boxes were down on Monday by 53 cents to $238.59. Select boxes gained 43 cents on the day to finish at $213.69. The WASDE indicated that US 4th quarter beef production would be 88 million lbs higher than October’s projection, forecasted to bring the yearly production to 27,036 million lbs (about 1% above last year). USDA estimated FI cattle slaughter is 112,000 head for this Veterans Day, last week’s total was estimated at 651,000 head.

DEC 19 Cattle closed at $119.875, up $0.625,

FEB 19 Cattle closed at $125.675, up $0.650,

APR 20 Cattle closed at $127.000, up $0.9... Read more

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
$1,980/1,800
First Notice Date
06/10/19
Expiration Date
06/28/19 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Live Cattle Jun '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jun Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 5, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
128,456 (+8,299)
177,553 (+19,278)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
119,658 (+17,027)
56,629 (+1,306)
Producers - Long / Short
40,840 (+1,300)
171,492 (+17,836)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
84,221 (+5,687)
2,666 (+130)
Managed Money - Long / Short
91,421 (+15,018)
30,923 (-7,207)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
28,237 (+2,009)
25,706 (+8,513)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
106.325 +3.93%
on 06/24/19
113.025 -2.23%
on 05/31/19
-1.050 (-0.94%)
since 05/28/19
3-Month
106.325 +3.93%
on 06/24/19
122.975 -10.14%
on 04/16/19
-9.125 (-7.63%)
since 03/28/19
52-Week
106.325 +3.93%
on 06/24/19
124.900 -11.53%
on 03/22/19
+2.075 (+1.91%)
since 06/28/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 16% Sell with a Weakening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Weak. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 113.067
1st Resistance Point 111.783
Last Price 110.500s
1st Support Level 109.758
2nd Support Level 109.017

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52-Week High 124.900
Fibonacci 61.8% 117.804
Fibonacci 50% 115.613
Fibonacci 38.2% 113.421
Last Price 110.500s
52-Week Low 106.325

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