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Live Cattle Dec '17 (LEZ17)

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Live Cattle
Contract Size
40,000 pounds
Tick Size
0.025 cents per pound ($10.00 per contract)
Point Value
First Notice Date
Expiration Date
12/29/17 (-85 days)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
115.075 +6.89%
on 12/11/17
125.875 -2.28%
on 12/29/17
+2.525 (+2.10%)
since 11/29/17
112.900 +8.95%
on 10/03/17
127.875 -3.81%
on 11/02/17
+7.750 (+6.72%)
since 09/29/17
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 Mar 23, 3:34PM CDT
Live cattle futures were down 4.29% on the week in nearby April, as the front months lost $1.425 to $2.20 on Friday. Feeder cattle futures were $1.225 to $1.925 lower on the day, with March losing 3.05% this week. The CME feeder cattle index was down $1.41 on March 22 at $137.98. Wholesale boxed beef values were sharply lower on Friday afternoon. Choice boxes were down $2.12 at $223.09, with Select boxes $1.62 lower at $216.40. Estimated weekly FI cattle slaughter is at 607,000 head through Saturday, 12,000 above last week but 6,000 below the same week in 2017. Export sales of beef during the week of March 15 totaled just 6,045 MT, a marketing year (MY) low. A reduction of 2,700 MT was reported for Japan. Shipments of beet were reported at 16,744 MT, the seconds largest this year. This afternoon’s Cattle on Feed report showed February placements of 1.817 million head, up 7.26%, with marketings up 1.64% at 1.675 million head. March 1 cattle on feed ran 8.75% larger than last year at 11.715 million head.Apr 18 Cattle closed at $116.050, down $2.100,Jun 18 Cattle closed at $106.200, down $2.200,Aug 18 Cattle closed at $104.950, down $1.425,Mar 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $135.700, down $1.825Apr 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $136.100, down $1.925May 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $137.300, down $1.225

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Barchart Technical Opinion

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

Longer term, the trend strength is Strong. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

The market is approaching overbought territory. Be watchful of a trend reversal.

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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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