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Live Cattle Jun '18 (LEM18)

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cmdty Insider - Live Cattle Market Commentary


Live cattle futures are mixed at midday with front months 20 to 55 cents higher and back months lower. Feeder cattle futures are 55 to 95 cents lower. The CME feeder cattle index was down 45 cents on November 14 at $148.93. Wholesale boxed beef prices were lower on Friday morning. Choice boxes were down 22 cents at $213.33, with the Select cutout value 2 cents lower at $197.56. USDA estimated FI cattle slaughter for Thursday was at 119,000 head, with the WTD total @ 467,000 head. That is 6,000 below the previous week and 12,000 head fewer than the same day last year. Cash cattle bids are still being reported around $112, with a few sales of $178 reported in NE. Export sales of beef in the week that ended on 11/8 were tallied at 13,594 MT this morning, with shipments at 17,043 MT.Dec 18 Cattle are at $115.350, up $0.200,Feb 19 Cattle are at $119.625, up $0.525,Apr 19 Cattle are at $121.375, up $0.425,Jan 19 Feeder Cattle are at $146.925, down $0.925Mar 19 Feeder Cattle are at $144.000, down $0.550Apr 19 Feeder Cattle are at $144.325, down $0.675--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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