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Feeder Cattle Mar '19 (GFH19)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Close Mostly Lower on Monday

Live cattle futures were mostly lower to start the week, with nearby June up a few ticks. Feeder cattle futures were down 32.5 to 82.5 cents, on weakness in live cattle and strength in corn. The CME feeder cattle index was down 30 cents to $132.76 on May 16. Wholesale boxed beef prices were mixed on Monday afternoon. Choice boxes were up $1.14 at $221.45 with Select boxes 25 cents lower @ $208.03. USDA estimated Monday’s FI cattle slaughter at 120,000 head. That was down 1,000 head from last Monday and 1,000 above the same Monday last year. Cash sales were $115-117 last week, with most of Monday’s action compiling showlists for later in the week. Jun 19 Cattle closed at $111.350, up $0.075, Aug 19 Cattle closed at $108.525, down $0.400, Oct 19 Cattle closed at $108.500, down $0.400, May 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $134.150, down $0.375 Aug 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $144.775, down $0.725 Sep 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $145.875, down $0.825 --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
03/28/19
Expiration Date
03/28/19 (expired)

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Feeder Cattle Mar '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 14, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
14,535 (+117)
11,139 (-212)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
17,161 (+220)
16,526 (+2,065)
Producers - Long / Short
6,905 (+1,188)
8,949 (-158)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
6,490 (-1,018)
1,050 (-1)
Managed Money - Long / Short
10,935 (-286)
13,622 (+2,067)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
6,226 (+506)
2,904 (-2)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
140.375 +0.97%
on 03/15/19
144.025 -1.59%
on 03/08/19
-1.135 (-0.79%)
since 02/28/19
3-Month
140.375 +0.97%
on 03/15/19
147.575 -3.95%
on 12/31/18
-5.135 (-3.50%)
since 12/28/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 64% Sell with a Strengthening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Weak. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 141.740
1st Resistance Point 141.740
Last Price 141.740s
1st Support Level 141.740
2nd Support Level 141.740

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52-Week High 155.500
Fibonacci 61.8% 147.010
Fibonacci 50% 144.387
Fibonacci 38.2% 141.765
Last Price 141.740s
52-Week Low 133.275

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