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Live Cattle Jun '18 (LEM18)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Market News and Commentary

Live cattle futures posted 65 cent to $1.40 losses in most contracts Tuesday. Feeder cattle futures were 40 cents to $1.45 lower on the day. The CME feeder cattle index was down 9 cents on January 21 at $141.62. Wholesale boxed beef prices were higher on Tuesday afternoon. Choice boxes were up $1.08 at $216.34, with Select 86 cents higher at $211.72. USDA estimated this week’s FI cattle slaughter at 235,000 head through Tuesday. That is 4,000 head below last week and well above the same week last year. Wednesday’s online FCE auction has a total of 4,139 head on showlists, with a majority out of Nebraska.Feb 19 Cattle closed at $125.125, down $1.400,Apr 19 Cattle closed at $126.075, down $1.300,Jun 19 Cattle closed at $116.425, down $1.025,Jan 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $141.050, down $0.400Mar 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $141.500, down $1.325Apr 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $142.950, down $1.450--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
06/04/18
Expiration Date
06/29/18 (expired)

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Dec 18, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
127,830 (+327)
204,462 (+6,294)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
132,310 (+9,131)
37,033 (-813)
Producers - Long / Short
36,469 (-1,524)
197,890 (+5,014)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
89,298 (+1,081)
4,509 (+510)
Managed Money - Long / Short
100,938 (+8,909)
16,977 (-1,640)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
31,372 (+222)
20,056 (+827)
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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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