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Feeder Cattle Mar '18 (GFH18)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Live Cattle Higher, Feeders Lower on Tuesday

Live cattle futures ended 32.5 to 82.5 cents higher in most contracts on Tuesday. Feeder cattle futures were 7.5 to 45 cents lower. The CME feeder cattle index was up a nickel @ $131.46 on June 24. Wholesale boxed beef prices were lower on Tuesday afternoon. Choice boxes were down a dime at $219.64 with Select boxes 86 cents lower @ $198.95. USDA estimated this week’s FI cattle slaughter at 242,000 through Tuesday. That was 2,000 head larger than last week and 12,000 head more than the same week a year ago. There are a few $107 cash cattle bids being shown at midday. The few asking prices available have been up around $110-111. USDA reported a few $180 dressed sales in NE. Jun 19 Cattle closed at $107.750, up $0.825, Aug 19 Cattle closed at $103.250, up $0.825, Oct 19 Cattle closed at $104.850, up $0.825, Aug 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $131.325, down $0.450 Sep 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $131.875, down $0.475 Oct 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $132.300, down $0.300 --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)

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 18, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
13,226 (+429)
9,384 (-509)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
14,946 (-412)
16,654 (+152)
Producers - Long / Short
6,308 (+231)
7,078 (-414)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
5,944 (+85)
1,332 (-208)
Managed Money - Long / Short
10,505 (+504)
14,302 (-257)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
4,441 (-916)
2,352 (+409)
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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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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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