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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 steady to 65 cents higher in most contracts, with nearby April down 77.5 cents. Feeder cattle futures were mixed, with the Spring contracts lower (excluding March) and deferred contracts higher. The CME feeder cattle index was down 15 cents on March 15 at $137.50. Wholesale boxed beef prices were higher in the Monday afternoon report, with the Ch/Se spread at $10.12/cwt. Choice boxes were up $1.34 at $228.33, as Select was 87 cents higher @ $218.21. USDA estimated Monday’s FI cattle slaughter at 115,000 head. That was down 4,000 head from the previous week, with travel across the upper Midwest still an issue. Cash cattle traded $127 across most regions last week, with carcass based also $1 lower at $203-205.Apr 19 Cattle closed at $128.325, down $0.775,Jun 19 Cattle closed at $122.575, up $0.650,Aug 19 Cattle closed at $118.100, up $0.375,Mar 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $141.650, up $0.325Apr 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $146.300, down $0.625May 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $148.325, down $0.125--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. (Settles 1:00p.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 Mar 12, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
130,653 (+50)
234,506 (-1,841)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
182,501 (+1,598)
46,321 (+1,414)
Producers - Long / Short
26,020 (-1,897)
227,822 (-1,829)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
104,445 (+2,142)
6,496 (+183)
Managed Money - Long / Short
148,059 (+898)
19,086 (+1,088)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
34,442 (+700)
27,235 (+326)
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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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