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Live Cattle Aug '12 (LEQ12)

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Commodity Profile

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Contract
Live Cattle
Contract Size
40,000 pounds
Margin/Maintenance
$1,650/1,500
Tick Size
0.025 cents per pound ($10.00 per contract)
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$400
First Notice Date
08/06/12
Expiration Date
08/31/12 (-1971 days)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
116.650 +1.22%
on 08/31/12
122.750 -3.81%
on 08/15/12
-0.800 (-0.67%)
since 07/31/12
3-Month
115.325 +2.38%
on 06/27/12
122.750 -3.81%
on 08/15/12
-0.825 (-0.69%)
since 05/31/12

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Live cattle futures are currently 50 to 82.5 cents higher. Feeder cattle futures, helped by lower corn, are mostly $1 to $1.50 in the green. The CME feeder cattle index on January 19 was at $147.54, down 47 cents from the previous day. Wholesale boxed beef values were higher on Tuesday morning. Choice boxes were up $1.37 at $206.44 with Select boxes 34 cents higher at $199.86. Estimated FI cattle slaughter was at 88,000 head on Monday, hurt by blizzard like conditions in NE. That is down 30,000 from last week and 25,000 from the same week last year. Ahead of Friday’s COF report, analysts are expecting to see placed cattle during December down 3.1% from a year ago, helped by larger placement numbers in previous months.Feb 18 Cattle are at $124.375, up $0.825,Apr 18 Cattle are at $124.575, up $0.600,Jun 18 Cattle are at $116.050, up $0.500,Jan 18 Feeder Cattle are at $148.650, up $0.750Mar 18 Feeder Cattle are at $146.900, up $1.075Apr 18 Feeder Cattle are at $147.600, up $1.125

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 123.592
1st Resistance Point 120.833
Last Price 118.075s
1st Support Level 115.983
2nd Support Level 113.892

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52-Week High 130.675
Fibonacci 61.8% 124.439
Fibonacci 50% 122.512
Fibonacci 38.2% 120.586
Last Price 118.075s
52-Week Low 114.350

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