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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 (expired)
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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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Agricharts Market Commentary

Wed Jul 18, 5:11PM CDT
Live cattle futures settled with most contracts $1.50 to $2.525 higher on Wednesday. Feeder cattle futures were also sharply higher, up $2.70 to $3.175 in the nearby contracts. The CME feeder cattle index was up 22 cents from the previous day at $148.59 on 7/17. Wholesale boxed beef values were higher on Wednesday afternoon. Choice boxes were up 41 cents to $204.80, while Select boxes were 23 cents higher at $197.09. Estimated FI cattle slaughter was 355,000 head through Wednesday. That was up 12,000 from the same week last year but down 4,000 head vs. last week. A Reuters poll of analysts shows estimates for July 1 cattle on feed at 11.257 million head, up 4% from last year. Wednesday’s Fed Cattle Exchange saw sales on 142 of the 428 head offered at $112. There was also a lot that passed on an offer of $111.Aug 18 Cattle closed at $108.950, up $2.525,Oct 18 Cattle closed at $110.650, up $2.150,Dec 18 Cattle closed at $114.200, up $1.575,Aug 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $154.450, up $3.175Sep 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $154.650, up $2.950Oct 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $154.725, up $2.725

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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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