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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 (48 days)
Expiration Date
08/31/18 (73 days)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
99.150 +7.34%
on 05/21/18
106.675 -0.23%
on 06/11/18
+8.200 (+8.35%)
since 05/18/18
3-Month
97.625 +9.01%
on 04/04/18
107.975 -1.44%
on 03/20/18
-1.275 (-1.18%)
since 03/19/18
52-Week
97.625 +9.01%
on 04/04/18
117.925 -9.75%
on 11/07/17
+1.875 (+1.79%)
since 06/19/17

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Agricharts Market Commentary

Tue Jun 19, 4:32PM CDT
Live cattle futures finished the day with 22.5 cent to $1.25 gains. Feeder cattle futures were up 65 to 77.5 cents. The CME feeder cattle index was up 20 cents from the previous day at $141.48 on June 18. Wholesale boxed beef values were lower on Tuesday afternoon. Choice boxes were down $1.01 to $219.70, with Select boxes $1.90 lower at $202.30. Estimated FI cattle slaughter was shown at 238,000 head through Tuesday by the USDA. That is even with last week and 3,000 head above last year. Wednesday’s FCE online auction has a total of 2,125 head for sale. A Reuters survey shows expectations ahead of Friday’s Cattle on Feed report (released at 2:00 p.m. CDT) are for May placements to be down 4.4% from last year at 2.026 million headJun 18 Cattle closed at $108.525, up $0.225,Aug 18 Cattle closed at $106.425, up $1.250,Oct 18 Cattle closed at $108.500, up $0.925,Aug 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $149.625, up $0.650Sep 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $149.900, up $0.775Oct 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $149.400, up $0.775

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The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 40% Buy with a Strongest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Weak.

The market is approaching overbought territory. Be watchful of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 108.808
1st Resistance Point 107.617
Last Price 106.425s
1st Support Level 104.267
2nd Support Level 102.108

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52-Week High 117.925
Fibonacci 61.8% 110.170
Fibonacci 50% 107.775
Last Price 106.425s
Fibonacci 38.2% 105.380
52-Week Low 97.625

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