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Live Cattle Jun '18 (LEM18)

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cmdty Insider - Live Cattle Market Commentary


Live cattle futures are up 15 to 55 cents at midday. Feeder cattle futures are mostly higher, with expiring Nov down 27.5 cents. The CME feeder cattle index was down 51 cents on November 13 at $149.38. Wholesale boxed beef prices were higher on Thursday morning. Choice boxes were up 21 cents at $213.37, with the Select cutout value $1.27 higher at $198.45. USDA estimated FI cattle slaughter at 118,000 head for Wednesday, bringing the WTD total to 348,000 head. That was 9,000 below the previous week and 9,000 head fewer than the same day last year. A few bids of $112-113 have been reported so far this morning, but no trade has developed.Dec 18 Cattle are at $115.125, up $0.525,Feb 19 Cattle are at $119.025, up $0.425,Apr 19 Cattle are at $120.975, up $0.400,Nov 18 Feeder Cattle are at $148.700, down $0.275Jan 19 Feeder Cattle are at $147.600, up $0.625Mar 19 Feeder Cattle are at $144.500, up $0.700--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 6, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
133,169 (+3,864)
197,069 (+3,256)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
119,002 (-785)
43,375 (+2,910)
Producers - Long / Short
36,054 (+1,626)
179,183 (-1,455)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
84,727 (-1,897)
5,498 (+576)
Managed Money - Long / Short
89,520 (-3,848)
29,591 (+4,804)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
29,482 (+3,063)
13,784 (-1,894)
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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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