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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 (-57 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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Fri Feb 23, 4:48PM CST
Live cattle futures ended Friday with mixed trade, as nearby Feb was 35 cents lower. Feeder cattle futures were steady to 42.5 cents higher in the front months and lower in the back months on Friday. The CME feeder cattle index was down 42 cents on February 22 at $147.63. Wholesale boxed beef values were mixed on Friday afternoon. Choice boxes were down 3 cents at $218.37, with Select boxes 76 cents higher at $212.82. Estimated weekly FI cattle slaughter is at 572,000 head through Saturday, 2,000 head fewer than the same week last year. Most cash trade has been reported at $128-$128.50 so far this week. Export sales for beef dropped to a MY low of 9,346 MT during the week of 2/15. Friday afternoon’s COF report showed placements of 2.068 million head during January, up 4.39% over Jan 2017 and above most estimates. Jan marketings were 6.11% larger at 1.858 million head. February 1 cattle on feed were reported at 11.63 million head, up 7.86%.Feb 18 Cattle closed at $128.000, down $0.350,Apr 18 Cattle closed at $124.850, down $0.525,Jun 18 Cattle closed at $116.800, unch,Mar 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $146.000, unch,Apr 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $148.500, up $0.425May 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $149.375, up $0.250

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The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 80% Buy with a Strengthening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

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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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