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Live Cattle Oct '18 (LEV18)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Market News and Commentary

Live cattle futures settled with most contracts 55 to 95 cents lower. Feeder cattle futures were also a sharp $1.20 to $2.40 lower on Monday. The CME feeder cattle index was down 71 cents on December 14 at $146.20. Wholesale beef prices were higher this afternoon. Choice boxes were up $1.71 at $212.67, with the Select cutout value 62 cents higher at $203.76. USDA estimated Monday’s FI cattle slaughter at 108,000 head. That was 12,000 below last week and 10,000 head fewer than the same Monday last year.Dec 18 Cattle closed at $119.025, down $0.550,Feb 19 Cattle closed at $121.550, down $0.850,Apr 19 Cattle closed at $123.850, down $0.650,Jan 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $145.375, down $2.200Mar 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $143.325, down $2.450Apr 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $144.100, down $2.150--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. CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$400
Margin/Maintenance
$1,650/1,500
First Notice Date
10/08/18
Expiration Date
10/31/18 (expired)

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Dec 11, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
127,503 (+570)
198,168 (+5,249)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
123,179 (+1,243)
37,846 (-4,052)
Producers - Long / Short
37,993 (-286)
192,876 (+6,045)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
88,217 (+2,445)
3,999 (+793)
Managed Money - Long / Short
92,029 (+606)
18,617 (-3,846)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
31,150 (+637)
19,229 (-206)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
111.900 +3.53%
on 10/23/18
116.000 -0.13%
on 10/31/18
+2.400 (+2.12%)
since 09/28/18
3-Month
106.200 +9.09%
on 08/27/18
116.000 -0.13%
on 10/31/18
+6.050 (+5.51%)
since 07/30/18
52-Week
101.500 +14.14%
on 05/17/18
117.600 -1.49%
on 11/07/17
+0.775 (+0.67%)
since 10/30/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 100% Buy and ranks in the Top 1% of all short term signal directions.

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

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 117.483
1st Resistance Point 116.667
Last Price 115.850s
1st Support Level 114.367
2nd Support Level 112.883

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52-Week High 117.600
Last Price 115.850s
Fibonacci 61.8% 111.450
Fibonacci 50% 109.550
Fibonacci 38.2% 107.650
52-Week Low 101.500

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