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Live Cattle Jun '18 (LEM18)

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cmdty Insider - Live Cattle Market Commentary

Mon Oct 15, 7:24AM CDT
Live cattle futures closed 30 to 85 cents lower in the nearby contracts. Feeder cattle futures were down $1.27 to $2.12 on rising feed costs. The CME feeder cattle index was down a penny on October 10 at $158.37. Weekly beef production was down 0.4% from the previous week but 3.2% larger than the same week a year ago. Weekly FI slaughter was estimated at 639,000 head, which would be 4,000 below the previous week.--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management, Call (402) 289-2330

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
06/04/18
Expiration Date
06/29/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 9, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
126,969 (+635)
196,505 (+785)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
121,957 (-1,218)
35,335 (-971)
Producers - Long / Short
35,905 (+6)
187,995 (+1,449)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
88,068 (+850)
5,514 (-443)
Managed Money - Long / Short
98,440 (-214)
19,988 (+2,428)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
23,517 (-1,004)
15,347 (-3,399)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
102.850 +4.04%
on 05/30/18
110.675 -3.32%
on 06/11/18
+3.875 (+3.76%)
since 05/29/18
3-Month
97.075 +10.22%
on 04/04/18
110.675 -3.32%
on 06/11/18
+4.425 (+4.31%)
since 03/29/18
52-Week
97.075 +10.22%
on 04/04/18
121.525 -11.95%
on 11/07/17
-0.400 (-0.37%)
since 06/29/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 8% Buy with a Weakening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Minimum.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 110.867
1st Resistance Point 108.933
Last Price 107.000s
1st Support Level 106.033
2nd Support Level 105.067

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52-Week High 121.525
Fibonacci 61.8% 112.185
Fibonacci 50% 109.300
Last Price 107.000s
Fibonacci 38.2% 106.415
52-Week Low 97.075

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