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Feeder Cattle Aug '18 (GFQ18)

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cmdty Insider - Feeder Cattle Market Commentary

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Live cattle futures settled 52 cents lower to 27 cents higher, but only nearby October was in the plus column. Feeder cattle futures were mostly 57 to 87 cents lower at the close, with nearby October up 5 cents as it converges with cash before expiration. The CME feeder cattle index was down 22 cents on October 16 at $155.314. Wholesale boxed beef prices were lower today. Choice boxes were down 56 cents @ $204.56, with Select down $1.36 to $191.19. USDA estimated FI cattle slaughter through Wednesday is 352,000 head. That is 1,000 above the previous week and 5,000 head larger than last year. This morning’s FCE auction saw no sales on the 1,103 head offered. A few cash sales of $174 have been reported in Nebraska, with a few $111 trades in CO. Friday’s USDA Cattle on Feed report is expected to show 11.501 million head of cattle on feed as of October 1, 6.4% larger than last year if realized.Oct 18 Cattle closed at $112.925, up $0.275,Dec 18 Cattle closed at $117.375, down $0.400,Feb 19 Cattle closed at $121.475, down $0.350,Oct 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $154.075, up $0.050Nov 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $153.350, down $0.875Jan 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $149.075, down $0.875

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. 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

Daily chart Feeder Cattle Aug '18
Average price for the 5 prior Aug contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 9, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
16,090 (-1,186)
10,975 (-1,118)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
22,954 (+1,271)
19,318 (+684)
Producers - Long / Short
5,201 (+457)
9,724 (+414)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
9,638 (-111)
0 (unch)
Managed Money - Long / Short
18,267 (+1,257)
12,869 (+642)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
4,687 (+14)
6,449 (+42)
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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
52-Week
135.000 +11.10%
on 04/04/18
159.200 -5.79%
on 11/06/17
+9.980 (+7.13%)
since 08/31/17

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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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