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Live Cattle Jun '18 (LEM18)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary


Live cattle are up 40 to 95 cents at midday. Feeder cattle futures are posting sharp $1 to $2.35 gains on Tuesday. The CME feeder cattle index was down $1.07 on December 7 at $144.00. Wholesale beef prices were mixed on Tuesday morning, with the Ch/Se spread tightening to $12.62. Choice boxes were down 92 cents at $214.50, with the Select cutout value 94 cents higher at $201.88. USDA estimated Monday’s FI cattle slaughter at 119,000 head, even with last week and 2,000 head larger than the same Monday last year. A total of 156 head are listed for Wednesday’s FCE online auction, with both lots from KS. USDA’s quarterly meat production table showed beef production for 2018 up 25 million lbs from November to 26.939 billion, with 2019 production down the same amount to 27.785 billion lbs.Dec 18 Cattle are at $118.400, up $0.825,Feb 19 Cattle are at $122.150, up $0.950,Apr 19 Cattle are at $124.450, up $0.850,Jan 19 Feeder Cattle are at $147.375, up $2.350Mar 19 Feeder Cattle are at $144.750, up $2.000Apr 19 Feeder Cattle are at $145.100, up $1.825--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 Nov 27, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
127,964 (+96)
193,057 (+5,403)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
119,419 (+6,063)
41,887 (-956)
Producers - Long / Short
37,403 (+269)
184,166 (+5,525)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
86,503 (-790)
4,833 (-739)
Managed Money - Long / Short
87,919 (+4,581)
25,915 (-3,088)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
31,500 (+1,482)
15,972 (+2,132)
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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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