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Live Cattle Aug '22 (LEQ22)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Faded on Thursday

Live cattle futures ended the Thursday session with $0.47 to $1.10 losses. Feeder cattle ended with triple digit losses of $1.52 to $1.87. The Thursday FCE auction sold 495 of the 1,178 head listed – mostly near $142. Outside of the FCE, the USDA confirmed $142 sales in the South with $146-$150 in the North. Dressed sales have been mostly near $234. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was up 54 cents on August 16 to $179.89. 

Weekly Export Sales data showed 18,937 MT of beef was booked during the week that ended 8/11. That was a 2-week high and up 70% from the same week last year. China was the top beef buyer for the week with 7.4k MT. Year to date FAS beef exports have totaled 597,000 MT. 

USDA’s Wholesale Boxed Beef prices from Thursday’s PM report were mixed widening the spread to $26.92. Choice was up a nickel to $264.39 and Select was down by 42 cents. USDA estimated the WTD cattle slaughter at 499,000 head through Thursday. That is up 3,000 head from last week and 12,000 l... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Live Cattle
Contract Size
40,000 pounds
Tick Size
0.00025 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
$1,760/1,600
First Notice Date
08/08/22
Expiration Date
08/31/22 (12 days)

Seasonal Chart

Live Cattle Aug '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Aug Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 9, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
96,302 (-1,848)
143,755 (+8,578)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
96,027 (+7,482)
47,445 (-4,211)
Producers - Long / Short
31,455 (-862)
138,630 (+9,028)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
62,309 (-833)
2,587 (-297)
Managed Money - Long / Short
72,486 (+8,139)
28,023 (-4,255)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
23,541 (-657)
19,422 (+44)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
135.250 +4.45%
on 07/19/22
142.000 -0.51%
on 08/18/22
+5.650 (+4.17%)
since 07/18/22
3-Month
129.975 +8.69%
on 05/31/22
142.000 -0.51%
on 08/18/22
+9.575 (+7.27%)
since 05/18/22
52-Week
126.800 +11.42%
on 09/13/21
142.000 -0.51%
on 08/18/22
+7.525 (+5.63%)
since 08/18/21

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Hogs Gave Back Triple Digits on Thursday

Hog futures were $1.12 to $4.75 lower on Thursday. October led the way, and is down a net $6.72 for the week – pending Friday action. The USDA’s National Average Base Hog price from the afternoon was...

HEV22 : 93.300s (-4.84%)
HEG23 : 88.725s (-2.61%)
KMV22 : 103.700s (-3.89%)
Cattle Faded on Thursday

Live cattle futures ended the Thursday session with $0.47 to $1.10 losses. Feeder cattle ended with triple digit losses of $1.52 to $1.87. The Thursday FCE auction sold 495 of the 1,178 head listed –...

LEQ22 : 141.275s (-0.34%)
LEV22 : 144.750s (-0.75%)
LEZ22 : 150.550s (-0.63%)
GFQ22 : 181.525s (-0.94%)
GFU22 : 185.275s (-0.99%)
Cattle Fade on Thursday

Live cattle futures ended the Thursday session with $0.47 to $1.10 losses. August’s drop was limited on thinner OI – just 4,090 contracts as of 8/17. Feeder cattle ended with triple digit losses of...

LEQ22 : 141.275s (-0.34%)
LEV22 : 144.750s (-0.75%)
LEZ22 : 150.550s (-0.63%)
GFQ22 : 181.525s (-0.94%)
GFU22 : 185.275s (-0.99%)
Hogs Give Back Triple Digits on Thursday

Another triple digit drop pulled Thursday hog futures $1.12 to $4.75 lower. October led the way, and is down a net $6.72 for the week – pending Friday’s action. The USDA’s National Average Base Hog...

HEV22 : 93.300s (-4.84%)
HEG23 : 88.725s (-2.61%)
KMV22 : 103.700s (-3.89%)
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Triple Digit Losses for Lean Hogs

Lean hog futures are trading $0.77 to $3.70 lower through Thursday’s midday. October is the weakest. The USDA’s National Average Base Hog price was $119.12 this morning after a $9.75 drop. The CME...

HEV22 : 93.300s (-4.84%)
HEG23 : 88.725s (-2.61%)
KMV22 : 103.700s (-3.89%)
Cattle Red through Midday

Front month fat cattle futures are down with losses of as much as 52 cents for midday. Feeder cattle are trading with triple digit weakness so far. Cash trade this week got kicked off with $141 action...

LEQ22 : 141.275s (-0.34%)
LEV22 : 144.750s (-0.75%)
LEZ22 : 150.550s (-0.63%)
GFQ22 : 181.525s (-0.94%)
GFU22 : 185.275s (-0.99%)
TFM Midday Update 08-18-2022

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TFM Morning Update 08-18-2022

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Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Buy Signal with a Maximum Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 142.583
2nd Resistance Point 142.292
1st Resistance Point 141.783
Last Price 141.275s
1st Support Level 140.983
2nd Support Level 140.692
3rd Support Level 140.183

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52-Week High 142.000
Last Price 141.275s
Fibonacci 61.8% 136.194
Fibonacci 50% 134.400
Fibonacci 38.2% 132.606
52-Week Low 126.800

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