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Live Cattle Feb '18 (LEG18)

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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
02/05/18
Expiration Date
02/28/18 (expired)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
123.550 +3.20%
on 01/30/18
130.525 -2.32%
on 02/20/18
+2.900 (+2.33%)
since 01/26/18
3-Month
116.250 +9.68%
on 01/11/18
130.525 -2.32%
on 02/20/18
+1.825 (+1.45%)
since 11/28/17
52-Week
102.750 +24.09%
on 03/03/17
131.950 -3.37%
on 11/06/17
+23.725 (+22.86%)
since 02/28/17

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Agricharts Market Commentary

Thu Jun 21, 4:51PM CDT
Live cattle futures closed the Thursday session with most contracts 27.5 to 52.5 cents in the red. Feeder cattle futures were down 60 to 95 cents on the day. The CME feeder cattle index was up 80 cents from the previous day at $142.21 on June 20. Wholesale boxed beef values were mixed on Thursday afternoon. Choice boxes were down 88 cents to $217.41, with Select boxes 56 cents higher at $201.61. That tightened the Ch/SE spread to $15.80. USDA estimated FI cattle slaughter at 478,000 head through Thursday. That is 10,000 head above last week and the same time last year. June 1 cattle on feed is expected to be seen at 11.47 million head, 3.4% above last year. Beef export sales in the week of June 14 were reported at 16,716 MT. Exports totaled a MY high 18,640 MT. Yesterday's FCE auction saw sales of $110, with bids still reported in the $108 area on Thursday.Jun 18 Cattle closed at $108.650, down $0.375,Aug 18 Cattle closed at $106.125, down $0.525,Oct 18 Cattle closed at $109.000, down $0.275,Aug 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $148.475, down $0.950Sep 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $149.250, down $0.700Oct 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $149.025, down $0.600

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 130.533
1st Resistance Point 129.017
Last Price 127.500s
1st Support Level 126.742
2nd Support Level 125.983

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52-Week High 131.950
Last Price 127.500s
Fibonacci 61.8% 120.796
Fibonacci 50% 117.350
Fibonacci 38.2% 113.904
52-Week Low 102.750

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