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Live Cattle Aug '15 (LEQ15)

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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
08/10/15
Expiration Date
08/31/15 (-907 days)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
141.975 +2.48%
on 08/26/15
150.850 -3.55%
on 08/10/15
-0.200 (-0.14%)
since 07/31/15
3-Month
141.975 +2.48%
on 08/26/15
154.400 -5.76%
on 06/10/15
-5.775 (-3.82%)
since 05/29/15
52-Week
137.975 +5.45%
on 02/24/15
159.400 -8.72%
on 12/02/14
+1.900 (+1.32%)
since 08/28/14

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Thu Feb 22, 4:46PM CST
Live cattle futures settled the Thursday session with weakness in the front months. Nearby Feb was $1.30 lower, with deferred contracts slightly higher. Feeder cattle futures were 27.5 to $1.025 lower. The CME feeder cattle index was up 6 cents on February 21 at $148.05. Wholesale boxed beef values were higher on Thursday afternoon. Choice boxes were up $1.03 at $218.40, with Select boxes 14 cents higher at $212.06. Estimated weekly FI cattle slaughter was 441,000 head through Thursday. That is down 19,000 from the previous week and 4,000 head fewer than the same week last year. Most cash trade has been reported at $128-$128.50 so far this week. Analysts are estimating that Friday’s USDA Cattle on Feed report to show on feed numbers as of Feb 1 up 7.4% from a year ago at 11.575 million head. Thursday afternoon’s Cold Storage report showed beef stocks at the end of January at 499.554 million pounds. That is 2.36% more than December and nearly 7.18% lower than January 2017.Feb 18 Cattle closed at $128.350, down $1.300,Apr 18 Cattle closed at $125.375, down $0.850,Jun 18 Cattle closed at $116.800, down $0.250,Mar 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $146.000, down $0.650Apr 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $148.075, down $1.025May 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $149.125, down $0.925

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 148.667
1st Resistance Point 147.083
Last Price 145.500s
1st Support Level 144.158
2nd Support Level 142.817

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52-Week High 159.400
Fibonacci 61.8% 151.216
Fibonacci 50% 148.688
Fibonacci 38.2% 146.159
Last Price 145.500s
52-Week Low 137.975

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