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Live Cattle Jun '19 (LEM19)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Market Lower on Cash Weakness

Live cattle futures are down $1.85 to $2.60. Feeder cattle futures are reflecting the loss in live value and are $2.60 to $3.35 lower. The CME feeder cattle index was down 6 cents to $145.78 on April 23. Wholesale boxed beef prices were higher on Thursday morning. Choice boxes were up 63 cents at $233.59, with Select boxes 21 cents higher @ $220.49. USDA estimated this week’s FI cattle slaughter at 357,000 head through Wednesday. That was down 6,000 head from the week prior but 3,000 above the same week last year. A few cash trades were reported at $126 in the South on Wednesday, with $127 sales in NE on Thursday. Beef export sales in the week of April 18 totaled 23,110 MT, the third largest this year. Apr 19 Cattle are at $124.575, down $2.200, Jun 19 Cattle are at $115.625, down $2.725, Aug 19 Cattle are at $113.175, down $2.650, May 19 Feeder Cattle are at $143.600, down $2.925 Aug 19 Feeder Cattle are at $153.200, down $3.525 Sep 19 Feeder Cattle are at $154.425, down $3.450

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
06/10/19 (46 days)
Expiration Date
06/28/19 (64 days)

Seasonal Chart

Live Cattle Jun '19
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
115.350 +0.02%
on 04/25/19
122.975 -6.18%
on 04/16/19
-5.750 (-4.75%)
since 03/25/19
3-Month
115.350 +0.02%
on 04/25/19
124.900 -7.63%
on 03/22/19
-1.325 (-1.14%)
since 01/25/19
52-Week
105.175 +9.70%
on 05/17/18
124.900 -7.63%
on 03/22/19
+6.000 (+5.49%)
since 04/25/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 56% Sell with a Strengthening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Maximum. Long term indicators mostly agree with the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 119.092
1st Resistance Point 117.233
Last Price 115.375s
1st Support Level 114.433
2nd Support Level 113.492

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52-Week High 124.900
Fibonacci 61.8% 117.365
Last Price 115.375s
Fibonacci 50% 115.038
Fibonacci 38.2% 112.710
52-Week Low 105.175

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