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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 ended Tuesday with the nearby contracts down 40 to 70 cents. Feeder cattle futures were mixed, with the front months steady to 57.5 cents higher and deferred contracts lower. The CME feeder cattle index was up 24 cents on March 25 at $142.04. Wholesale boxed beef prices were higher on Tuesday afternoon. Choice boxes were up 51 cents at $229.51, as Select was 26 cents higher @ $218.99. USDA estimated FI cattle slaughter at 238,000 head WTD through Tuesday, up 3,000 head from last week and same week last year. A total of 500 head are being offered in Wednesday’s FCE online auction. There were a few heifers sold in IA at $206 but not enough to establish a trend.Apr 19 Cattle closed at $126.900, down $0.675,Jun 19 Cattle closed at $120.725, down $0.400,Aug 19 Cattle closed at $117.575, down $0.400,Mar 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $142.750, up $0.575Apr 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $146.225, up $0.025May 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $149.800, down $0.900--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 19, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
136,083 (+5,430)
250,863 (+16,357)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
194,634 (+12,133)
44,344 (-1,977)
Producers - Long / Short
33,320 (+7,300)
243,527 (+15,705)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
102,632 (-1,813)
7,205 (+709)
Managed Money - Long / Short
160,301 (+12,242)
15,849 (-3,237)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
34,333 (-109)
28,495 (+1,260)
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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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