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Feeder Cattle May '18 (GFK18)

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Commodity Profile

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Contract
Feeder Cattle
Contract Size
50,000 pounds
Margin/Maintenance
$3,080/2,800
Tick Size
0.025 cents per pound ($12.50 per contract)
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$500
First Notice Date
05/24/18 (33 days)
Expiration Date
05/24/18 (33 days)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
128.875 +8.11%
on 04/04/18
142.650 -2.33%
on 04/16/18
+1.075 (+0.78%)
since 03/20/18
3-Month
128.875 +8.11%
on 04/04/18
153.550 -9.26%
on 02/20/18
-6.475 (-4.44%)
since 01/19/18
52-Week
128.875 +8.11%
on 04/04/18
157.850 -11.74%
on 11/06/17
+1.775 (+1.29%)
since 05/25/17

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Fri Apr 20, 4:53PM CDT
Live cattle futures finished Friday trade with most contracts 50 to 72.5 cents higher. April was up $1.55 on the day, gaining 2.4% on the week. Feeder cattle futures were steady to 90 cent in the green. April was down 1.5% this week. The CME feeder cattle index was down 58 on April 19 at $136.56. Wholesale boxed beef values were higher on Friday afternoon. Choice boxes were up 64 cents at $211.98, with Select boxes $1.65 higher at $200.13. Estimated weekly FI cattle slaughter is at 624,000 head through Saturday. That would be 19,000 more than the previous week and up 23,000 head from the same week in 2017. Cash traded at $121 in TX and $122 in KS on Thursday, with sales of $122-124 live and $193-195 dressed in the North today. This afternoon’s Cattle on Feed report showed April 1 on feed numbers 7.42% larger than last year at 11.729 million head. Placements in March were 9.26% lower than last year at 1.921 mil head, with March marketings at 3.87% below a year ago at 1.84 mil head.Apr 18 Cattle closed at $119.350, up $1.550,Jun 18 Cattle closed at $103.725, up $0.725,Aug 18 Cattle closed at $103.800, up $0.675,Apr 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $137.300, up $0.075May 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $139.325, up $0.900Aug 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $144.500, up $0.800

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The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 40% Sell with a Strengthening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

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

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 141.275
1st Resistance Point 140.300
Last Price 139.325s
1st Support Level 137.750
2nd Support Level 136.175

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52-Week High 157.850
Fibonacci 61.8% 146.782
Fibonacci 50% 143.363
Fibonacci 38.2% 139.943
Last Price 139.325s
52-Week Low 128.875

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