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Live Cattle Oct '20 (LEV20)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Market Higher on Monday

Cattle futures shook off the COF report and closed the day with gains of 25 cents to 60 cents. Feeders were mixed but mostly higher, up 32 to 90 cents in the front months with a 17 cent drop in March. The 9/25 Feeder Cattle Index from CME was up $0.38 to $142.61. This week’s cash trade has yet to develop. Last week the bulk of sales was $105 live based and $165 in the beef. Wholesale boxed beef prices were lower on Monday. Choice boxes were down $1.62 cwt. to $217.72, and Select boxes were 56 cents lower to $206.42. USDA’s estimates Monday’s FI cattle slaughter at 118k head. That is below 120k last week but 4,000 head above the same Monday in 2019.

Oct 20 Cattle closed at $107.950, up $0.375,

Dec 20 Cattle closed at $111.650, up $0.250,

Feb 21 Cattle closed at $115.025, up $0.425,

Oct 20 Feeder Cattle closed at $140.925, up $0.600

Nov 20 Feeder Cattle closed at $141.100, up $0.950

Jan 21 Feeder Cattle closed... Read more

Contract Specifications

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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
Point Value
First Notice Date
10/05/20 (7 days)
Expiration Date
10/30/20 (32 days)

Seasonal Chart

Live Cattle Oct '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Oct Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 22, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
107,185 (-246)
159,794 (-1,758)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
99,890 (-2,661)
37,361 (+924)
Producers - Long / Short
20,914 (-408)
154,673 (-2,438)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
82,766 (-521)
1,616 (-3)
Managed Money - Long / Short
76,693 (-1,419)
20,733 (+509)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
23,197 (-1,242)
16,628 (+415)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
103.375 +4.43%
on 09/02/20
108.450 -0.46%
on 09/25/20
+3.050 (+2.91%)
since 08/28/20
98.500 +9.59%
on 06/29/20
111.150 -2.88%
on 08/17/20
+8.475 (+8.52%)
since 06/26/20
84.875 +27.19%
on 04/03/20
119.625 -9.76%
on 01/15/20
-2.375 (-2.15%)
since 09/27/19

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 109.050
1st Resistance Point 108.500
Last Price 107.950s
1st Support Level 107.100
2nd Support Level 106.250

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52-Week High 119.625
Last Price 107.950s
Fibonacci 61.8% 106.350
Fibonacci 50% 102.250
Fibonacci 38.2% 98.149
52-Week Low 84.875

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