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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 settled with most contracts steady to 45 cents lower. Nearby Dec was up 12.5 cents as it has to stick close to cash. Feeder cattle futures were 10 to 40 cents lower on the day. The CME feeder cattle index was up 51 cents on December 13 at $146.91. Wholesale beef prices were mixed this afternoon, with the Ch/Select spread narrowing to $7.82. Choice boxes were down $1.51 at $210.96, with the Select cutout value $2.14 higher at $203.14. USDA estimated this week’s cattle slaughter at 654,00 head through Saturday. That is 7,000 below last week and 26,000 head larger than the same week last year. Most cash trade on Friday was around $119 in to round out the week.Dec 18 Cattle closed at $119.575, up $0.125,Feb 19 Cattle closed at $122.400, down $0.450,Apr 19 Cattle closed at $124.500, down $0.300,Jan 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $147.575, down $0.400Mar 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $145.775, down $0.150Apr 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $146.250, down $0.250--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 11, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
127,503 (+570)
198,168 (+5,249)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
123,179 (+1,243)
37,846 (-4,052)
Producers - Long / Short
37,993 (-286)
192,876 (+6,045)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
88,217 (+2,445)
3,999 (+793)
Managed Money - Long / Short
92,029 (+606)
18,617 (-3,846)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
31,150 (+637)
19,229 (-206)
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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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