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Feeder Cattle Aug '18 (GFQ18)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Market News and Commentary

Live cattle futures ended Tuesday with the nearby contracts down 40 to 70 cents. Feeder cattle futures were mixed, with the front months steady to 57.5 cents higher and deferred contracts lower. The CME feeder cattle index was up 24 cents on March 25 at $142.04. Wholesale boxed beef prices were higher on Tuesday afternoon. Choice boxes were up 51 cents at $229.51, as Select was 26 cents higher @ $218.99. USDA estimated FI cattle slaughter at 238,000 head WTD through Tuesday, up 3,000 head from last week and same week last year. A total of 500 head are being offered in Wednesday’s FCE online auction. There were a few heifers sold in IA at $206 but not enough to establish a trend.Apr 19 Cattle closed at $126.900, down $0.675,Jun 19 Cattle closed at $120.725, down $0.400,Aug 19 Cattle closed at $117.575, down $0.400,Mar 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $142.750, up $0.575Apr 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $146.225, up $0.025May 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $149.800, down $0.900--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
08/30/18
Expiration Date
08/30/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Mar 19, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
14,874 (-764)
11,642 (+635)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
19,277 (+589)
14,943 (-2,327)
Producers - Long / Short
5,434 (-1,241)
9,005 (-225)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
8,369 (+328)
1,566 (+711)
Managed Money - Long / Short
13,068 (+1,085)
11,190 (-2,290)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
6,209 (-496)
3,753 (-37)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
148.250 +1.17%
on 08/14/18
153.000 -1.97%
on 08/06/18
+0.655 (+0.44%)
since 07/31/18
3-Month
142.175 +5.49%
on 06/15/18
154.925 -3.19%
on 07/19/18
+2.580 (+1.75%)
since 05/31/18

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The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 24% Sell 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 149.980
1st Resistance Point 149.980
Last Price 149.980s
1st Support Level 149.980
2nd Support Level 149.980

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52-Week High 159.200
Last Price 149.980s
Fibonacci 61.8% 149.956
Fibonacci 50% 147.100
Fibonacci 38.2% 144.244
52-Week Low 135.000

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