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Live Cattle Aug '12 (LEQ12) CME

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3-Month Performance
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Period Period Low Period High Performance
116.650 +1.22%
on 08/31/12
122.750 -3.81%
on 08/15/12
-0.800 (-0.67%)
since 07/31/12
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 were mostly higher on Friday with Feb 17 up $1.05, while most feeder contracts also traded 12.5 cents to $1.55 higher, as the front month failed to post much of a gain. Over the course of the week live cattle rose $3.70; feeders also climbed $2.125 higher. The CME Feeder Index for 1/12 was $132.03, 57 cents lower than the previous day. Wholesale beef prices were mixed in the afternoon report with the average choice price up $1.70 and select a penny lower, widening the CH/SE spread from earlier in the week to $4.26. WTD estimated FI slaughter including Saturday was 609,000 head, above last year’s numbers of 575,000 headfor the same period. Feb 17 Cattle settled at $118.525, up $1.050, Apr 17 Cattle settled at $117.925, up $1.450, Jun 17 Cattle settled at $108.025, up $1.200, Jan 17 Feeder Cattle settled at $130.450, up $0.125 Mar 17 Feeder Cattle settled at $129.300, up $1.550 Apr 17 Feeder Cattle settled at $128.850, up $1.550

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 24% Sell with a Weakening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Weak.

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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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