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Feeder Cattle Mar '18 (GFH18)

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cmdty Insider - Feeder Cattle Market Commentary

Tue Sep 18, 5:12PM CDT
Live cattle futures settled with losses of 12.5 to 45 cents on Tuesday. Feeder cattle futures were down 45 cents to $1.50. The CME feeder cattle index September 17 average was up 24 cents at $153.62. Wholesale boxed beef values were lower on Tuesday afternoon. Choice boxes were down 75 cents to $205.29, while Select boxes were $1.91 lower at $195.47. USDA estimated FI cattle slaughter at 234,000 head through Tuesday, on revised Monday slaughter (-5,000 hd). That is down 4,000 from last week but 5,000 head above the same week in 2017. The show list for the Wednesday electronic auction is 528 head, all from Kansas.OCT 18 Cattle closed at $113.225, down $0.200,DEC 18 Cattle closed at $117.975, down $0.125,FEB 19 Cattle closed at $121.850, down $0.450,SEP 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $155.950, down $1.375OCT 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $158.175, down $1.000NOV 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $158.025, down $1.000

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
03/28/18
Expiration Date
03/29/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Daily price change for Feeder Cattle Mar '18
Average price change for the 5 prior Mar contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 11, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
17,118 (-687)
11,327 (-587)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
15,886 (+1,109)
15,716 (+291)
Producers - Long / Short
4,820 (+192)
9,376 (+54)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
10,347 (-238)
0 (unch)
Managed Money - Long / Short
11,048 (+1,083)
10,993 (+87)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
4,838 (+26)
4,723 (+204)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
134.775 +0.70%
on 03/26/18
146.400 -7.30%
on 03/06/18
-7.955 (-5.54%)
since 03/02/18
3-Month
134.775 +0.70%
on 03/26/18
151.950 -10.68%
on 02/05/18
-11.155 (-7.59%)
since 01/02/18
52-Week
122.650 +10.66%
on 04/05/17
158.925 -14.60%
on 11/03/17
+14.945 (+12.37%)
since 03/31/17

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The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 88% Sell with a Average 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 in highly oversold territory. Beware of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 135.720
1st Resistance Point 135.720
Last Price 135.720s
1st Support Level 135.720
2nd Support Level 135.720

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52-Week High 158.925
Fibonacci 61.8% 145.068
Fibonacci 50% 140.788
Fibonacci 38.2% 136.507
Last Price 135.720s
52-Week Low 122.650

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