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Live Cattle Oct '18 (LEV18)

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cmdty Insider - Live Cattle Market Commentary

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Live cattle futures are showing steady to 80 cents losses at midday. Feeder cattle futures are also 50 cents to $1.35 lower on Tuesday. The CME feeder cattle index was up a penny on October 19 at $155.37. Wholesale boxed beef prices were higher on Tuesday morning. Choice boxes were up $1.27 @ $210.55, with Select 71 cents lower at $196.95. USDA estimated FI cattle slaughter 118,000 head on Monday, 3,000 above the previous week and up 2,000 from the same date last year. USDA reported that beef stocks in Cold Storage at the end of September totaled 508.56 million pounds. That was up 2.53% from last year and 1.44% larger than August. Showlists so far for Wednesday’s FCE auction show 1,051 head for sale.Oct 18 Cattle are at $112.700, down $0.100,Dec 18 Cattle are at $117.300, down $0.775,Feb 19 Cattle are at $122.025, down $0.450,Oct 18 Feeder Cattle are at $155.150, down $0.500Nov 18 Feeder Cattle are at $155.675, down $1.250Jan 19 Feeder Cattle are at $150.450, down $1.275--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management, Call (402) 289-2330

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. CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$400
Margin/Maintenance
$1,650/1,500
First Notice Date
10/08/18
Expiration Date
10/31/18 (8 days)

Seasonal Chart

Live Cattle Oct '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Oct Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 16, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
123,526 (-3,443)
192,736 (-3,769)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
121,760 (-197)
36,684 (+1,349)
Producers - Long / Short
32,080 (-3,825)
183,626 (-4,369)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
87,698 (-370)
5,362 (-152)
Managed Money - Long / Short
97,486 (-954)
19,791 (-197)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
24,274 (+757)
16,893 (+1,546)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
111.875 +0.74%
on 09/24/18
114.475 -1.55%
on 10/09/18
-0.375 (-0.33%)
since 09/21/18
3-Month
106.200 +6.12%
on 08/27/18
114.475 -1.55%
on 10/09/18
+2.100 (+1.90%)
since 07/23/18
52-Week
101.500 +11.03%
on 05/17/18
117.600 -4.17%
on 11/07/17
+0.475 (+0.42%)
since 10/23/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 24% Buy with a Weakest 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 113.467
1st Resistance Point 113.133
Last Price 112.725
1st Support Level 112.383
2nd Support Level 111.967

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52-Week High 117.600
Last Price 112.725
Fibonacci 61.8% 111.450
Fibonacci 50% 109.550
Fibonacci 38.2% 107.650
52-Week Low 101.500

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