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Live Cattle Dec '17 (LEZ17)

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cmdty Insider - Live Cattle Market Commentary

Mon Oct 15, 5:09PM CDT
Live cattle futures saw $1.05 to $1.80 gains in the nearby contracts on Monday. Feeder cattle futures were up 40 to 80 cents in most contracts. The CME feeder cattle index was down $1.22 on October 12 at $156.26. Wholesale boxed beef prices were mixed on Monday afternoon, widening the Ch/Se spread to $12.91. Choice boxes were up $2.09 @ $204.80, with Select down 39 cents to $191.89. FI cattle slaughter on Monday was estimated at 119,000 head. That is 5,000 above the previous week and 8,000 head larger than last year.Oct 18 Cattle closed at $113.375, up $1.050,Dec 18 Cattle closed at $117.975, up $1.800,Feb 19 Cattle closed at $121.700, up $1.300,Oct 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $155.100, up $0.400Nov 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $155.225, up $0.600Jan 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $150.525, up $0.775--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management, Call (402) 289-2330

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
12/04/17
Expiration Date
12/29/17 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Daily price change for Live Cattle Dec '17
Average price change for the 5 prior Dec contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 9, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
126,969 (+635)
196,505 (+785)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
121,957 (-1,218)
35,335 (-971)
Producers - Long / Short
35,905 (+6)
187,995 (+1,449)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
88,068 (+850)
5,514 (-443)
Managed Money - Long / Short
98,440 (-214)
19,988 (+2,428)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
23,517 (-1,004)
15,347 (-3,399)
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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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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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