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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 saw losses of 20 to 27.5 cents in most contracts on Friday, with Feb up 50 cents. Feeder cattle futures were down 55 cents to $1.475. The CME feeder cattle index was down 19 cents on February 14 at $141.31. Wholesale boxed beef prices were higher on Friday afternoon, with the Ch/Se spread at $5.86. Choice boxes were up 78 cents at $216.85 with Select 58 cents higher at $210.99. USDA estimated FI cattle slaughter at 596,000 head through Saturday. That is down 24,000 head from last week and 6,000 smaller than the same week last year. Cash trade developed late on Friday, with most lots exchanging hands around $125 and $199-200 dressed.Feb 19 Cattle closed at $126.625, up $0.500,Apr 19 Cattle closed at $127.175, down $0.200,Jun 19 Cattle closed at $118.075, down $0.200,Mar 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $142.600, down $1.475Apr 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $145.225, down $1.275May 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $146.575, down $1.100--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 Jan 22, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
136,852 (+619)
223,458 (-7)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
148,751 (+1,823)
41,732 (+2,717)
Producers - Long / Short
43,812 (-625)
216,663 (-68)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
91,821 (+1,122)
5,576 (-61)
Managed Money - Long / Short
116,437 (+2,316)
17,537 (+1,477)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
32,314 (-493)
24,195 (+1,240)
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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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