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Live Cattle Dec '20 (LEZ20)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Market Closes Monday Higher

At the closing bell for Monday, live cattle futures were 17 to 72 cents higher. December fats closed the day with a 50 cent gain at $138.17. Today was first notice day for December, with the oldest long dating back to October 22nd of 2020. USDA reported very limited trade in the WCB for Monday, with last week’s $140 - $142 bulk maintained as the latest market. Feeder cattle closed Monday $0.85 to $1.12 higher, after trading red through midday. The 12/2 Feeder Cattle Index from CME was 24 cents higher at $161.58. 

Wholesale Boxed Beef prices were weaker in the Monday PM report, as Choice dropped $1.83 and Select was down $0.79. USDA’s FI cattle slaughter estimate for Monday is 122,000 head. That is up from 121k last week and 119k from the same Monday last year.  

Dec 21 Cattle  closed at $138.175, up $0.500,

Apr 22 Cattle  closed at $142.875, up $0.725,

Jan 22 Feeder Cattle  closed at $165.250, up $1.125

Mar 22 Feeder Cattle  closed at $167.950, up $0.850

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
$1,760/1,600
First Notice Date
12/07/20
Expiration Date
12/31/20 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 30, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
117,809 (-1,599)
179,637 (+6,845)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
121,310 (+8,171)
46,656 (-1,022)
Producers - Long / Short
29,228 (+1,123)
172,770 (+6,962)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
83,844 (-2,403)
2,130 (+202)
Managed Money - Long / Short
93,337 (+6,374)
19,548 (-3,508)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
27,973 (+1,797)
27,108 (+2,486)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
107.150 +5.41%
on 12/10/20
113.550 -0.53%
on 12/29/20
+2.775 (+2.52%)
since 11/30/20
3-Month
102.525 +10.17%
on 10/26/20
113.550 -0.53%
on 12/29/20
+0.600 (+0.53%)
since 09/30/20
52-Week
89.250 +26.55%
on 04/06/20
122.300 -7.65%
on 01/15/20
-7.775 (-6.44%)
since 12/30/19

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Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Buy Signal with a Average Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point N/A
2nd Resistance Point 113.450
1st Resistance Point 113.200
Last Price 112.950s
1st Support Level 112.550
2nd Support Level 112.150
3rd Support Level N/A

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52-Week High 122.300
Last Price 112.950s
Fibonacci 61.8% 109.675
Fibonacci 50% 105.775
Fibonacci 38.2% 101.875
52-Week Low 89.250

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