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Feeder Cattle P May '12 (FCK12)

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Commodity Profile

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Contract
Feeder Cattle [Pit]
Contract Size
50,000 pounds
Margin/Maintenance
$2,475/2,250
Tick Size
0.025 cents per pound ($12.50 per contract)
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$500
First Notice Date
05/24/12
Expiration Date
05/24/12 (-2066 days)
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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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Thu Jan 18, 4:46PM CST
Live cattle futures finished the day with most contracts 42.5 cents to $1.075 higher. Feeder cattle futures were57.5 cents to $1.30 in the green. The CME feeder cattle index on January 17 was $146.47, up $1.36 from the previous day. Wholesale boxed beef values were higher on Thursday afternoon. Choice boxes were up 39 cents at $205.69, with Select boxes $1.26 higher at $200.87. Estimated week to date FI cattle slaughter was 471,000 head through Thursday. That was 1,000 head fewer than last week. Cash trade so far this week has been fairly quiet, with just a few reported bids of $118. Reports late Wednesday after noon showed that Pinnacle Asset Management agreed to purchase JBS’s Five Rivers Cattle Feeding operations for $200 million.Feb 18 Cattle closed at $121.950, up $0.975,Apr 18 Cattle closed at $123.475, up $0.700,Jun 18 Cattle closed at $115.350, up $0.900,Jan 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $149.175, up $1.300Mar 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $147.175, up $1.200Apr 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $147.375, up $1.250

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Key Turning Points

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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52-Week High 163.350
Last Price 152.330s
Fibonacci 61.8% 148.700
Fibonacci 50% 144.175
Fibonacci 38.2% 139.650
52-Week Low 125.000

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