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Feeder Cattle May '18 (GFK18)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Market News and Commentary

Live cattle futures closed with 35 to 65 cent gains in most contracts, with nearby Feb down 57.5 cents. Feb was up 1.24% this week. Feeder cattle futures were steady to 30 cents higher, as March was a dime lower. Jan was down $3.20 on the week. The CME feeder cattle index was down $1.04 on January 17 at $142.05. Wholesale boxed beef prices were higher on Friday afternoon, with the Ch/Se spread tightening to $3.70. Choice boxes were up 65 cents at $212.15, with Select $1.95 81 at $209.45. USDA estimated week to date FI cattle slaughter at 620,000 head through Saturday. That is 6,000 head below last week and 7,000 head larger than the same week last year. Cash trade was mostly seen around $124 on Friday afternoon.Feb 19 Cattle closed at $126.525, down $0.575,Apr 19 Cattle closed at $127.375, up $0.475,Jun 19 Cattle closed at $117.450, up $0.625,Jan 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $141.450, up $0.025Mar 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $142.825, down $0.100Apr 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $144.400, up $0.175--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. CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$500
Margin/Maintenance
$3,080/2,800
First Notice Date
05/24/18
Expiration Date
05/24/18 (expired)

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Feeder Cattle May '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Dec 18, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
13,584 (-936)
8,891 (-229)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
16,908 (+379)
16,696 (-2,246)
Producers - Long / Short
5,486 (-80)
7,290 (-327)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
7,074 (-491)
577 (+463)
Managed Money - Long / Short
10,014 (+266)
13,776 (-1,493)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
6,894 (+113)
2,920 (-753)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
131.875 +3.16%
on 05/18/18
143.000 -4.87%
on 04/30/18
-5.310 (-3.76%)
since 04/25/18
3-Month
128.875 +5.56%
on 04/04/18
150.975 -9.89%
on 02/27/18
-13.335 (-8.93%)
since 02/23/18
52-Week
128.875 +5.56%
on 04/04/18
157.850 -13.82%
on 11/06/17
-1.510 (-1.10%)
since 05/25/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 32% Sell with a Weakest 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 136.107
1st Resistance Point 136.073
Last Price 136.040s
1st Support Level 135.973
2nd Support Level 135.907

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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 136.040s
52-Week Low 128.875

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