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Live Cattle Dec '20 (LEZ20)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Close Sharply Lower

The cattle complex fell back hard on Monday, a nickel off limit losses in feeders. Fat cattle closed +$3 in the red. Feeder cattle were $3.50 to $4.95 lower at the close. Nov feeders touched the $5 limit throughout the afternoon. The October 15 Feeder Cattle Index from CME dropped back 69 cents to $140.22. Monday cash activity had the week off to an early start. USDA noted very light starter sales in the South from $103-106. Cash sales started the week in NE with some limited $105 activity. Clean up business in the cash market was very thin on Friday, from $106-$107. For the week, sales were mostly near $108 with the wtd ave price at $107.61. Wholesale boxed beef prices were lower again on Monday, widening the spread to $17.90. Choice boxes were $209.74 in the PM quote, down by 29 cents. Select boxes had dropped $1.68 to 191.84. USDA estimates FI cattle slaughter for Monday was 118k head, 1,000 more than both LW and the same week LY.

Oct 20 Cattle closed at $104.... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Live Cattle
Contract Size
40,000 pounds
Tick Size
0.00025 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
12/07/20 (49 days)
Expiration Date
12/31/20 (73 days)

Seasonal Chart

Live Cattle Dec '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 13, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
104,791 (-2,078)
153,976 (-4,025)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
96,600 (-987)
39,524 (+4,382)
Producers - Long / Short
22,612 (-1,943)
148,101 (-3,862)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
77,965 (-139)
1,661 (-167)
Managed Money - Long / Short
75,421 (-917)
21,099 (+2,090)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
21,179 (-70)
18,425 (+2,292)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
104.700 +0.43%
on 10/19/20
113.575 -7.42%
on 09/30/20
-6.700 (-5.99%)
since 09/18/20
3-Month
104.700 +0.43%
on 10/19/20
114.025 -7.78%
on 08/19/20
-5.550 (-5.01%)
since 07/17/20
52-Week
89.250 +17.82%
on 04/06/20
122.300 -14.02%
on 01/15/20
-9.550 (-8.33%)
since 10/18/19

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Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Sell Signal with a Soft Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 110.250
1st Resistance Point 107.700
Last Price 105.150s
1st Support Level 103.650
2nd Support Level 102.150

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52-Week High 122.300
Fibonacci 61.8% 109.675
Fibonacci 50% 105.775
Last Price 105.150s
Fibonacci 38.2% 101.875
52-Week Low 89.250

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