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Live Cattle Dec '18 (LEZ18)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Close Mostly Higher

Live cattle futures came back from midday lows and ended the week on a high note with Friday gains of 22 to 82 cents in the nearbys. Feb futures were $1.075 lower wk/wk. As for nearby feeder futures, prices made a turnaround since posting midday losses and ended the Friday session with gains of 7 to 17 cents, save for Jan futures which were down by 7. The Friday drop also put futures $2.25 lower on the week. The CME Feeder Cattle index was down by 61 cents on 01/16 to $145.74. Within the weekly CoT report, cattle spec traders were more net long wk/wk, open interest was up 3,427 contracts wk/wk. As for feeder cattle, managed money was shown at 6,913 contracts long following a 1,606 contract strengthening in their position wk/wk. The USDA noted that Friday sales were mostly low, in the South and in NE sales were made at $124, and dressed went for $199 to $200. Afternoon boxed beef prices were higher. Choice boxes were $1.27 higher, and select boxes were up by $1.28. Weekly cattle slau... Read more

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. (Settles 1:00p.m.) CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$400
Margin/Maintenance
$1,980/1,800
First Notice Date
12/10/18
Expiration Date
12/31/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Live Cattle Dec '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 14, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
145,585 (+4,938)
209,927 (+5,034)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
145,589 (+3,358)
58,900 (+1,669)
Producers - Long / Short
44,235 (+1,861)
203,044 (+6,223)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
100,333 (+4,254)
5,866 (-12)
Managed Money - Long / Short
113,210 (+2,889)
33,998 (+710)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
32,379 (+469)
24,902 (+959)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
116.750 +6.90%
on 12/04/18
125.575 -0.62%
on 12/31/18
+7.875 (+6.74%)
since 11/30/18
3-Month
113.550 +9.91%
on 11/13/18
125.575 -0.62%
on 12/31/18
+5.950 (+5.01%)
since 09/28/18
52-Week
106.950 +16.69%
on 04/04/18
125.575 -0.62%
on 12/31/18
+10.925 (+9.59%)
since 12/29/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 100% Buy and ranks in the Top 1% of all short term signal directions.

Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

The market is in highly overbought territory. Beware of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 126.033
1st Resistance Point 125.417
Last Price 124.800s
1st Support Level 124.342
2nd Support Level 123.883

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52-Week High 125.575
Last Price 124.800s
Fibonacci 61.8% 118.460
Fibonacci 50% 116.262
Fibonacci 38.2% 114.065
52-Week Low 106.950

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