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Feeder Cattle Mar '18 (GFH18)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Market News and Commentary

Live cattle futures closed the Thursday session with the front months steady to 70 cents lower and deferred contracts higher. Feeder cattle futures were also mixed with nearby contracts 12.5 to 65 cents lower and back months higher. The CME feeder cattle index was up a penny on February 20 at $141.11. Wholesale boxed beef prices were mixed on Thursday afternoon, widening Ch/Se spread at $6.66. Choice boxes were up $1.58 at $218.07 with Select 9 cents lower at $211.41. USDA estimated the WTD FI cattle slaughter at 436,000 head through Thursday. That was down 23,000 head from last week and 8,000 lower than the same week last year. The delayed January Cattle on Feed report will be released on Friday, with Jan on feed estimated 2.2% larger yr/yr. Cash bids were shown around $123 and $198-201 so far today. Asks are around $128 and $205-207.Feb 19 Cattle closed at $127.625, down $0.700,Apr 19 Cattle closed at $128.600, down $0.600,Jun 19 Cattle closed at $119.250, down $0.075,Mar 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $143.225, down $0.650Apr 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $145.525, down $0.550May 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $146.875, down $0.125 --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Feeder Cattle
Contract Size
50,000 pounds
Tick Size
0.025 cents per pound ($12.50 per contract)
Trading Hours
8:30a.m. - 1:05p.m. (Settles 1:00p.m.) CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$500
Margin/Maintenance
$3,080/2,800
First Notice Date
03/29/18
Expiration Date
03/29/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Feeder Cattle Mar '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 29, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
17,149 (+457)
11,143 (+370)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
16,193 (+252)
16,488 (-452)
Producers - Long / Short
7,656 (+490)
8,660 (+102)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
7,842 (-273)
832 (+28)
Managed Money - Long / Short
9,483 (+279)
13,317 (-757)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
6,710 (-27)
3,171 (+305)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
134.775 +0.70%
on 03/26/18
146.400 -7.30%
on 03/06/18
-7.955 (-5.54%)
since 03/02/18
3-Month
134.775 +0.70%
on 03/26/18
151.950 -10.68%
on 02/05/18
-11.155 (-7.59%)
since 01/02/18
52-Week
122.650 +10.66%
on 04/05/17
158.925 -14.60%
on 11/03/17
+14.945 (+12.37%)
since 03/31/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 88% Sell with a Average short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Maximum. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

The market is in highly oversold territory. Beware of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 135.720
1st Resistance Point 135.720
Last Price 135.720s
1st Support Level 135.720
2nd Support Level 135.720

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52-Week High 158.925
Fibonacci 61.8% 145.068
Fibonacci 50% 140.788
Fibonacci 38.2% 136.507
Last Price 135.720s
52-Week Low 122.650

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