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Live Cattle Aug '19 (LEQ19)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Futures Lower on Lower Cash Prices

Live cattle Oct futures were down by $1.925 at Friday’s close, however that couldn’t erase a wk/wk gain, as future contracts finished $1.025 higher on the week. Feeder cattle futures finish Friday down by $0.70 to $1.475 in the nearby contracts, Nov futures lost $0.60 over the week. Cash cattle traded at $107-108 today, and $173 in the meat. That was down $1-2. Managed money grew their CFTC net long position by 79.34% for cattle to 21,543 contracts. In feeder cattle futures managed money was net short 1,277 contracts as of 10/15. The 10/17 CME Feeder Cattle index saw another 45 cent increase, and is up to $145.60. USDA’s weekly export sales report showed a 7.7% decrease in wk/wk beef exports with 15,124 MT shipped. Net sales are on par, 0.27% lower, than the same week last year at 13,045 sales. Wholesale boxed beef prices narrow the ch/s spread to 25.00 at Friday’s closing. Choice boxes finished 7 cents lower to $218.04, with Select boxes showing a gain of $0.44 up to $193.04. USDA es... Read more

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
$1,980/1,800
First Notice Date
08/05/19
Expiration Date
08/30/19 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 15, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
119,183 (-3,245)
148,207 (+2,325)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
90,293 (+3,382)
55,013 (-4,208)
Producers - Long / Short
45,806 (-3,921)
144,679 (+2,283)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
72,285 (+1,090)
2,436 (+456)
Managed Money - Long / Short
62,666 (+4,320)
44,096 (-6,575)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
27,627 (-938)
10,917 (+2,367)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
99.700 +5.32%
on 08/16/19
108.925 -3.60%
on 08/01/19
-3.100 (-2.87%)
since 07/30/19
3-Month
99.700 +5.32%
on 08/16/19
109.600 -4.20%
on 07/29/19
-0.050 (-0.05%)
since 05/30/19
52-Week
99.700 +5.32%
on 08/16/19
121.150 -13.33%
on 03/22/19
-4.925 (-4.48%)
since 08/28/18

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Cattle Futures Lower on Lower Cash Prices

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Cattle Futures Lower on Profit Taking

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Lean Hogs Weaker Ahead of USDA Export Sales Report

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Lean Post Triple Digit Losses

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 16% Sell with a Weakening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

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

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 106.250
1st Resistance Point 105.625
Last Price 105.000s
1st Support Level 104.500
2nd Support Level 104.000

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52-Week High 121.150
Fibonacci 61.8% 112.956
Fibonacci 50% 110.425
Fibonacci 38.2% 107.894
Last Price 105.000s
52-Week Low 99.700

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