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Feeder Cattle May '19 (GFK19)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Still Weaker On Tuesday

Live cattle futures were down 20 to 50 cents on the day. Feeder cattle futures saw losses of $1.30 to $1.775 on Tuesday, with May up 22.5 cents ahead of Thursday’s Expiration. The CME feeder cattle index was up 43 cents to $132.25 on May 20. Wholesale boxed beef prices were lower on Tuesday afternoon. Choice boxes were down $1.87 at $219.58 with Select boxes $1.45 lower @ $206.58. Cool and wet weather ahead of the Memorial Day weekend may affect some wholesale demand. USDA estimated this week’s FI cattle slaughter at 240,000 head through Tuesday. That was down 2,000 head from last Monday and even with the same week last year. Cash trade ahead of the Holiday weekend has yet to get started, with Wednesday’s FCE showing 309 head will be offered for sale. Jun 19 Cattle closed at $110.850, down $0.500, Aug 19 Cattle closed at $108.275, down $0.250, Oct 19 Cattle closed at $108.300, down $0.200, May 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $134.375, up $0.225 Aug 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $143.000, down $1.775 Sep 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $144.175, down $1.700 --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
05/23/19 (1 day)
Expiration Date
05/23/19 (1 day)

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Feeder Cattle May '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 14, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
14,535 (+117)
11,139 (-212)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
17,161 (+220)
16,526 (+2,065)
Producers - Long / Short
6,905 (+1,188)
8,949 (-158)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
6,490 (-1,018)
1,050 (-1)
Managed Money - Long / Short
10,935 (-286)
13,622 (+2,067)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
6,226 (+506)
2,904 (-2)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
132.425 +1.47%
on 05/17/19
151.600 -11.36%
on 04/22/19
-17.150 (-11.32%)
since 04/18/19
3-Month
132.425 +1.47%
on 05/17/19
155.300 -13.47%
on 03/22/19
-12.500 (-8.51%)
since 02/21/19

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Closing Out May

Still Problematic

Planting Pace Remains a Concern

Planting Pace Remains a Concern

Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 88% Sell with a Weakening 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 approaching oversold territory. Be watchful of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 135.208
1st Resistance Point 134.792
Last Price 134.375s
1st Support Level 133.942
2nd Support Level 133.508

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52-Week High 155.350
Fibonacci 61.8% 146.593
Fibonacci 50% 143.888
Fibonacci 38.2% 141.182
Last Price 134.375s
52-Week Low 132.425

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