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Live Cattle Aug '18 (LEQ18)

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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
08/06/18
Expiration Date
08/31/18 (11 days)

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 14, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
126,033 (+1,762)
176,275 (+1,471)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
104,397 (-2,070)
43,794 (-29)
Producers - Long / Short
34,346 (+396)
170,913 (+2,152)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
91,024 (+947)
4,699 (-1,100)
Managed Money - Long / Short
80,017 (-406)
25,076 (-195)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
24,380 (-1,664)
18,718 (+166)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
106.800 +2.13%
on 07/26/18
111.100 -1.82%
on 08/06/18
+0.150 (+0.14%)
since 07/20/18
3-Month
99.150 +10.01%
on 05/21/18
111.100 -1.82%
on 08/06/18
+10.850 (+11.05%)
since 05/18/18
52-Week
97.625 +11.73%
on 04/04/18
117.925 -7.50%
on 11/07/17
+4.850 (+4.65%)
since 08/18/17

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Agricharts Market Commentary

Mon Aug 20, 11:42AM CDT
Live cattle futures are steady to 30 cents higher in most contracts, with nearby Aug down 2.5 cents. Feeder cattle futures are 42.5 cents lower in August, as most back months are higher. The CME feeder cattle index was down 70 cents from the previous day at $149.59. Wholesale boxed beef values were higher on Monday morning, with the Ch/Se spread widening to $11.85. Choice boxes were up $1.98 at $213.36, while Select boxes were up 59 cents at $201.51. USDA FI weekly cattle slaughter was estimated at 660,000 head including Saturday. That is up 15,000 head from the previous week on larger weekend slaughter and 25,000 head above the same week in 2017. Cash sales of $109-110 were transacted on Friday, with a few sales of $173 dressed as well. Both were down from the previous week.Aug 18 Cattle are at $109.400, down $0.025,Oct 18 Cattle are at $111.025, up $0.150,Dec 18 Cattle are at $114.925, up $0.300,Aug 18 Feeder Cattle are at $150.525, down $0.425Sep 18 Feeder Cattle are at $152.175, up $0.350Oct 18 Feeder Cattle are at $152.250, up $0.400

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 109.958
1st Resistance Point 109.517
Last Price 109.075s
1st Support Level 108.692
2nd Support Level 108.308

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52-Week High 117.925
Fibonacci 61.8% 110.170
Last Price 109.075s
Fibonacci 50% 107.775
Fibonacci 38.2% 105.380
52-Week Low 97.625

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