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Live Cattle Dec '17 (LEZ17)

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Commodity Profile

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Contract
Live Cattle
Contract Size
40,000 pounds
Margin/Maintenance
$1,650/1,500
Tick Size
0.025 cents per pound ($10.00 per contract)
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$400
First Notice Date
12/04/17
Expiration Date
12/29/17 (-54 days)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
115.075 +6.89%
on 12/11/17
125.875 -2.28%
on 12/29/17
+2.525 (+2.10%)
since 11/29/17
3-Month
112.900 +8.95%
on 10/03/17
127.875 -3.81%
on 11/02/17
+7.750 (+6.72%)
since 09/29/17
52-Week
99.375 +23.77%
on 12/30/16
127.875 -3.81%
on 11/02/17
+22.325 (+22.18%)
since 12/29/16

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Live cattle futures ended the day with most contracts $1.35 to $1.775 lower, as nearby Feb was down 65 cents. Feeder cattle futures were down $2.00 to $3.35 in most contracts. The CME feeder cattle index was up 12 cents on February 20 at $147.99. Wholesale boxed beef values were higher on Wednesday afternoon. Choice boxes were up $1.45 at $217.37, with Select boxes $1.52 higher at $211.92. Estimated weekly FI cattle slaughter was 324,000 head through Wednesday. That is down 18,000 from the previous week and 5,000 head fewer than the same week last year. There was light cash trade reported on Wednesday of $128. Analysts are estimating that Friday’s USDA Cattle on Feed report will show January placements of 1.989 million head, up 0.4% from last year. January marketings are seen at 6% larger than 2017 at 1.855 million head.Feb 18 Cattle closed at $129.650, down $0.650,Apr 18 Cattle closed at $126.225, down $1.500,Jun 18 Cattle closed at $117.050, down $1.775,Mar 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $146.650, down $3.150Apr 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $149.100, down $3.350May 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $150.050, down $3.000

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 126.833
1st Resistance Point 124.917
Last Price 123.000s
1st Support Level 122.042
2nd Support Level 121.083

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52-Week High 127.875
Last Price 123.000s
Fibonacci 61.8% 116.988
Fibonacci 50% 113.625
Fibonacci 38.2% 110.262
52-Week Low 99.375

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