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Live Cattle Jun '18 (LEM18)

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cmdty Insider - Live Cattle Market Commentary

Tue Sep 18, 5:12PM CDT
Live cattle futures settled with losses of 12.5 to 45 cents on Tuesday. Feeder cattle futures were down 45 cents to $1.50. The CME feeder cattle index September 17 average was up 24 cents at $153.62. Wholesale boxed beef values were lower on Tuesday afternoon. Choice boxes were down 75 cents to $205.29, while Select boxes were $1.91 lower at $195.47. USDA estimated FI cattle slaughter at 234,000 head through Tuesday, on revised Monday slaughter (-5,000 hd). That is down 4,000 from last week but 5,000 head above the same week in 2017. The show list for the Wednesday electronic auction is 528 head, all from Kansas.OCT 18 Cattle closed at $113.225, down $0.200,DEC 18 Cattle closed at $117.975, down $0.125,FEB 19 Cattle closed at $121.850, down $0.450,SEP 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $155.950, down $1.375OCT 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $158.175, down $1.000NOV 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $158.025, down $1.000

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
06/03/18
Expiration Date
06/29/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Daily price change for Live Cattle Jun '18
Average price change for the 5 prior Jun contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 11, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
118,983 (-3,550)
167,920 (-8,441)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
106,544 (-2,913)
45,535 (+1,609)
Producers - Long / Short
32,668 (+41)
161,674 (-7,602)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
84,343 (-2,249)
4,274 (+503)
Managed Money - Long / Short
83,169 (-2,076)
29,059 (+2,133)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
23,375 (-837)
16,476 (-524)
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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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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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