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Live Cattle Aug '12 (LEQ12)

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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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Fri Apr 21, 4:16PM CDT
Live cattle futures were higher in most contracts on Friday, with August the only month lower, down 2.5 cents. They finished the week $4.425 higher in the April contract. Feeder Cattle futures were mixed on the day with April up 65 cents and May 50 cent lower. The CME feeder cattle index was at $138.05 on 4/20, up 40 from the previous day. Wholesale beef prices were higher in the afternoon report. Choice boxes averaged $217.16, up $1.44, with Select gaining 32 cents with an average price of $203.89. The COT report had managed money continuing to add to their net long position in live cattle futures and options, by another 8,161 contracts. Cash cattle trade is fairly light today, with the USDA reporting sales of $132 in the South and $133.50 in NE. Estimated FI cattle slaughter through Saturday is at 595,000 head. That is up 5,000 from last week and 10,000 head from the same week last year. The COF report showed April cattle on feed 0.47% higher than April 2016, at 10.904 million head. March placements were 11.1% above the previous March, with marketings 9.56% ahead of March 2016. Apr 17 Cattle settled at $129.800, up $0.175, Jun 17 Cattle settled at $116.700, up $0.225, Aug 17 Cattle settled at $112.775, down $0.025, Apr 17 Feeder Cattle settled at $138.550, up $0.650 May 17 Feeder Cattle settled at $139.250, down $0.500 Aug 17 Feeder Cattle settled at $142.250, down $0.200

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Contract Specifications

Barchart Symbol LE
Contract Live Cattle
Exchange Symbol LE
Exchange CME
Point Value $400
Tick Size 0.025 cents per pound ($10.00 per contract)
Margin/Maintenance $1,705/1,550

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Support & Resistance

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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