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Live Cattle Jun '18 (LEM18)

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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
06/04/18
Expiration Date
06/29/18 (4 days)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
102.850 +3.38%
on 05/30/18
110.675 -3.93%
on 06/11/18
+1.675 (+1.60%)
since 05/25/18
3-Month
97.075 +9.53%
on 04/04/18
110.675 -3.93%
on 06/11/18
+0.125 (+0.12%)
since 03/23/18
52-Week
97.075 +9.53%
on 04/04/18
121.525 -12.51%
on 11/07/17
+0.700 (+0.66%)
since 06/23/17

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Agricharts Market Commentary

Mon Jun 25, 7:28AM CDT
Live cattle futures finished mixed on Friday, with nearby June down 37.5 cents. Feeder cattle futures were up 45 to 72.5 cents. The CME feeder cattle index was up 36 cents from the previous day at $142.57 on June 21. Wholesale boxed beef values were mixed on Friday afternoon. Choice boxes were down 25 cents to $217.25, with Select boxes 41 cents higher at $203.93. That tightened the Ch/SE spread to $15.14. Cash sales on Friday were $109-110 in most regions. Weekly FI cattle slaughter is estimated at 664,000 head through Saturday, a 10,000 increase from last week. Friday afternoon’s USDA Cattle on Feed report put June 1 on feed at 11.553 million head, up 4.12% from last year. Placements were slightly larger than a year ago at 2.124 million head, higher than most trade estimates, with marketings at 2.056 million head and up 5.38%. Beef in cold storage at the end of May totaled 465.387 million pounds, down 1.19% from April but 2.74% larger than last year.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 109.092
1st Resistance Point 108.683
Last Price 106.400
1st Support Level 107.883
2nd Support Level 107.492

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52-Week High 121.525
Fibonacci 61.8% 112.185
Fibonacci 50% 109.300
Fibonacci 38.2% 106.415
Last Price 106.400
52-Week Low 97.075

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