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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 60 cent to $2.375 losses on Monday in follow up to the Cattle on Feed report. Open interest in cattle hit a new record high at the end of last week. Preliminary OI data for Monday shows long liquidation, with OI dropping 3,306 contracts. Feeder cattle futures were down 82.5 cents to $3.35 on the day. The CME feeder cattle index was up 78 cents on March 22 at $141.80. Wholesale boxed beef prices were mixed on Monday afternoon. Choice boxes were down 9 cents at $229.00, as Select was 9 cents higher @ $218.73. USDA estimated FI cattle slaughter at 119,000 head for Monday, up 4,000 head from Monday and same day last year. Last week, cattle traded $128 in the south, with sales of $129 and up to $129.50 reported in the North. --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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