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Live Cattle Feb '18 (LEG18)

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cmdty Insider - Live Cattle Market Commentary

Tue Sep 25, 5:12PM CDT
Live cattle futures ended the Tuesday session with steady to 25 cent gains. Feeder cattle futures were up 10 to 50 cents in the front months. The CME feeder cattle index on September 24 was up 49 cents at $157.83. Wholesale boxed beef values were lower on Tuesday afternoon. Choice boxes were down 43 cents to $205.73, while Select boxes were 52 cents higher at $194.87. USDA estimated FI cattle slaughter at 239,000 head through Tuesday. That is up 5,000 from last week and 3,000 head above the same week in 2017.Oct 18 Cattle closed at $112.350, up $0.175,Dec 18 Cattle closed at $117.200, up $0.200,Feb 19 Cattle closed at $121.550, up $0.250,Sep 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $156.625, up $0.175Oct 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $156.475, up $0.175Nov 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $156.425, up $0.500

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. CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$400
Margin/Maintenance
$1,650/1,500
First Notice Date
02/04/18
Expiration Date
02/28/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Daily price change for Live Cattle Feb '18
Average price change for the 5 prior Feb contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 18, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
119,239 (+256)
184,408 (+16,488)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
115,352 (+8,808)
34,597 (-10,938)
Producers - Long / Short
33,444 (+776)
177,213 (+15,539)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
83,865 (-478)
5,265 (+991)
Managed Money - Long / Short
91,454 (+8,285)
20,316 (-8,743)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
23,898 (+523)
14,281 (-2,195)
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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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The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 40% Buy with a Weakening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

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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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