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Feeder Cattle May '19 (GFK19)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Market Higher on Firm Tone to Beef and Cash Cattle

Live cattle futures were steady to 37.5 cents higher in the front months. Feeder cattle futures were steady to 55 cents lower on Tuesday. The CME Feeder Cattle index was 85 cents higher on 10/14 to $145.09. Wholesale boxed beef prices were higher on Tuesday. Choice boxes were up 80 cents to $217.02, with Select boxes $2.15 higher to $191.47. USDA estimated this week’s FI cattle slaughter through Tuesday at 235,000 head. That is 2,000 head above last week but down 1,000 from the same week last year. A total of 768 head are listed for Wednesday’s FCE online auction. --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
$3,712/3,375
First Notice Date
05/23/19
Expiration Date
05/23/19 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 8, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
11,477 (-272)
9,337 (-1,070)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
14,038 (-1,212)
13,830 (-497)
Producers - Long / Short
5,021 (-254)
7,174 (-492)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
5,062 (+584)
769 (+24)
Managed Money - Long / Short
9,049 (-836)
12,694 (-488)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
4,989 (-376)
1,136 (-9)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
132.425 +3.31%
on 05/17/19
146.325 -6.50%
on 04/25/19
-9.715 (-6.63%)
since 04/24/19
3-Month
132.425 +3.31%
on 05/17/19
155.300 -11.91%
on 03/22/19
-10.040 (-6.84%)
since 02/22/19

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 56% Sell with a Weakest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

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

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 136.267
1st Resistance Point 135.933
Last Price 136.810
1st Support Level 135.258
2nd Support Level 134.917

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52-Week High 155.350
Fibonacci 61.8% 146.593
Fibonacci 50% 143.888
Fibonacci 38.2% 141.182
Last Price 136.810
52-Week Low 132.425

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