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Live Cattle Futures (LC) Seasonal Chart

Live Cattle Futures (LC) Seasonal Chart

The above chart represents the seasonality for Live Cattle Futures (LC) Continuous Contract for the past 20 years.

  • Date range: January 1, 1990 to December 31, 2009
  • Type: Commodity Futures – US
  • Symbol: LC

Live Cattle Futures Continuous Contract Seasonality

Analysis has revealed that with a buy date of March 27 and a sell date of July 31, investors have benefited from a total return of 33.74% over the last 10 years. This scenario has shown positive results in 6 of those periods.

Conversely, the best return over the maximum number of positive periods reveals a buy date of December 13 and a sell date of December 28, producing a total return over the same 10-year range of 16.27% with positive results in 9 of those periods.

The buy and hold return for the past 10 years was 249.89%.

**Results shown are compounded

How to Invest

iPath Livestock ETN (Public, NYSE:COW) – Info – The Dow Jones-UBS Livestock Subindex Total ReturnService Mark is a sub-index of the Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index Total ReturnService Mark and reflects the returns that are potentially available through an unleveraged investment in the futures contracts on physical commodities comprising the index plus the rate of interest that could be earned on cash collateral invested in specified Treasury Bills. The index is currently composed of two livestock commodities contracts (lean hogs and live cattle) traded on U.S. exchanges. Expense Ratio: 0.75

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