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Live Cattle Aug '19 (LEQ19)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Higher to Start the Week

Live cattle futures ended the Monday session with most contracts 27.5 cents to $1.35 higher. Feeder cattle futures were up 75 cents to $1.40 on the day. The CME feeder cattle index was down 70 cents to $133.55 on June 14. Wholesale boxed beef prices were lower on Monday afternoon. Choice boxes were down 41 cents at $221.82 with Select boxes 25 cents lower @ $202.51. USDA estimated Monday’s FI cattle slaughter @ 120,000 head. That was 14,000 head larger than the same point last year and down 1,000 from last week. Jun 19 Cattle closed at $109.450, up $0.675, Aug 19 Cattle closed at $105.625, up $1.350, Oct 19 Cattle closed at $106.700, up $1.225, Aug 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $136.925, up $1.400 Sep 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $137.175, up $1.375 Oct 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $137.150, up $1.400 --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Live Cattle
Contract Size
40,000 pounds
Tick Size
0.025 cents per pound ($10.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
8:30a.m. - 1:05p.m. (Settles 1:00p.m.) CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$400
Margin/Maintenance
$1,650/1,500
First Notice Date
08/05/19 (48 days)
Expiration Date
08/30/19 (73 days)

Seasonal Chart

Live Cattle Aug '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Aug Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 11, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
129,564 (+2,262)
188,522 (-10,464)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
113,250 (-11,193)
44,311 (+1,786)
Producers - Long / Short
41,011 (+5,363)
181,124 (-7,664)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
86,764 (-1,434)
5,609 (-1,133)
Managed Money - Long / Short
73,856 (-2,517)
33,521 (+2,521)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
39,394 (-8,676)
10,790 (-735)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
102.300 +3.25%
on 05/31/19
109.400 -3.45%
on 05/28/19
-3.300 (-3.03%)
since 05/17/19
3-Month
102.300 +3.25%
on 05/31/19
121.150 -12.81%
on 03/22/19
-12.100 (-10.28%)
since 03/15/19
52-Week
102.300 +3.25%
on 05/31/19
121.150 -12.81%
on 03/22/19
-2.775 (-2.56%)
since 06/15/18

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Next Two Years

Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 72% Sell with a Weakest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Good. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 106.942
1st Resistance Point 106.283
Last Price 105.625s
1st Support Level 104.683
2nd Support Level 103.742

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52-Week High 121.150
Fibonacci 61.8% 113.949
Fibonacci 50% 111.725
Fibonacci 38.2% 109.501
Last Price 105.625s
52-Week Low 102.300

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