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Live Cattle Feb '18 (LEG18)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary


Live cattle futures are mixed, with front month Dec up 22.5 cents. Feeder cattle futures are up 35 to 95 cents at midday. The CME feeder cattle index was up a penny on December 11 at $144.97. Wholesale beef prices were mixed again this morning, with the Ch/Select spread going the other way this time widening to $11.77. Choice boxes were up 47 cents at $212.72, with the Select cutout value 62 cents lower at $200.95. USDA estimated week to date cattle slaughter at 361,00 head through Wednesday. That is 1,000 above last week and 7,000 head larger than the same week last year. Out side of the $119 trade on Wednesday’s FCE, few cash sales have been reported. Beef export sales in the week of 12/6 were reported at 10,337 MT for 2018 and 3,650 MT for 2019 in this morning’s Export Sales report.Dec 18 Cattle are at $119.350, up $0.225,Feb 19 Cattle are at $122.750, down $0.150,Apr 19 Cattle are at $124.750, down $0.150,Jan 19 Feeder Cattle are at $148.200, up $0.625Mar 19 Feeder Cattle are at $146.000, up $0.725Apr 19 Feeder Cattle are at $146.500, up $0.900--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

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

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Dec 4, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
126,933 (-1,031)
192,919 (-138)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
121,936 (+2,517)
41,898 (+11)
Producers - Long / Short
38,279 (+876)
186,831 (+2,665)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
85,772 (-731)
3,206 (-1,627)
Managed Money - Long / Short
91,423 (+3,504)
22,463 (-3,452)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
30,513 (-987)
19,435 (+3,463)
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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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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 40% Buy with a Weakening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Weak. Long term indicators mostly agree with the trend.

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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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