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Feeder Cattle P May '12 (FCK12)

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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
147.700 +3.13%
on 04/27/12
153.025 -0.45%
on 05/07/12
+3.730 (+2.51%)
since 04/25/12
3-Month
146.450 +4.02%
on 04/04/12
163.350 -6.75%
on 03/02/12
-9.620 (-5.94%)
since 02/24/12

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Fri Apr 28, 4:57PM CDT
Live cattle futures rose sharply again on Friday, up $1.575 to $2.50. April expired today at $138.00 catching up with cash trade. Over the week June was 6.28% higher, rising 11.86% on the month of April. Feeder Cattle futures finished $2.775 to $4.35 higher, after Thursday’s limit up trade. May feeders were up 7.4% on the week and 12.7% in April. The CME feeder cattle index was at $141.38 on 4/27, up $1.52 from the previous day. Wholesale beef prices were sharply higher in the afternoon report. Choice boxes averaged $221.78, up $2.63, with select gaining $1 with an average price of $207.68. Weekly FI cattle slaughter is estimated at 624,000 head through Saturday, up 29,000 from a week ago and 34,000 head from the same week in 2016. Managed money added another 6,822 contracts to their net long position in cattle futures and options. Apr 17 Cattle settled at $138.000, up $2.400, Jun 17 Cattle settled at $124.025, up $2.500, Aug 17 Cattle settled at $120.050, up $2.275, May 17 Feeder Cattle settled at $149.550, up $2.975 Aug 17 Feeder Cattle settled at $154.700, up $4.350 Sep 17 Feeder Cattle settled at $154.650, up $3.875

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 8% Buy with a Weakest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Minimum.

The market is approaching overbought territory. Be watchful of a trend reversal.

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Contract Specifications

Barchart Symbol FC
Contract Feeder Cattle [Pit]
Exchange Symbol FC
Exchange CME
Point Value $500
Tick Size 0.025 cents per pound ($12.50 per contract)
Margin/Maintenance $2,475/2,250

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Support & Resistance

2nd Resistance Point 152.330
1st Resistance Point 152.330
Last Price 152.330s
1st Support Level 152.330
2nd Support Level 152.330

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