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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 (10 days)
Expiration Date
12/29/17 (35 days)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
115.000 +3.52%
on 10/23/17
127.875 -6.90%
on 11/02/17
+2.450 (+2.10%)
since 10/20/17
3-Month
107.575 +10.67%
on 08/24/17
127.875 -6.90%
on 11/02/17
+8.975 (+8.15%)
since 08/22/17
52-Week
97.300 +22.35%
on 12/02/16
127.875 -6.90%
on 11/02/17
+20.950 (+21.36%)
since 11/22/16

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Wed Nov 22, 5:02PM CST
Live cattle futures posted gains of 72.5 cents to $1.425 on Wednesday, with feeder cattle futures $1.10 to $1.45 higher. The CME feeder cattle index on November 21 was down 10 cents to $156.58. Wholesale beef prices were mixed on Wednesday afternoon. Choice was up 38 cents at $209.01, with select boxes a penny lower at $188.64. USDA indicated FI cattle slaughter at 359,000 head through Wednesday, 6,000 larger than a week ago and 11,000 above the same week in 2016. This morning’s FCE auction showed 2 offers of $119 passed on by feedlots, as asks of $120 were passed by packers. There were no sales reported of the 955 head. Cash sales traded $120-$120.50 in the North on Wednesday. This morning’s Cold Storage report indicated frozen beef stocks of 506.931 million pounds, 2.2% larger than September but down 4.9% from last year.Dec 17 Cattle closed at $119.050, up $1.075,Feb 18 Cattle closed at $125.475, up $1.425,Apr 18 Cattle closed at $125.950, up $1.150,Jan 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $152.725, up $1.100Mar 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $151.150, up $1.325Apr 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $150.925, up $1.250

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The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 8% Buy with a Average 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 120.233
1st Resistance Point 119.642
Last Price 119.050s
1st Support Level 118.642
2nd Support Level 118.233

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52-Week High 127.875
Last Price 119.050s
Fibonacci 61.8% 116.195
Fibonacci 50% 112.588
Fibonacci 38.2% 108.980
52-Week Low 97.300

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