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Feeder Cattle Aug '18 (GFQ18)

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cmdty Insider - Feeder Cattle Market Commentary

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Live cattle futures were mostly steady to 30 cents lower on Thursday, with front month Oct up 15 cents. Feeder cattle futures ended the day with triple digit gains in the nearby contracts. Oct needs to stay close to cash with expiration a week from today. The CME feeder cattle index was up 36 cents on October 17 at $155.50. Wholesale boxed beef prices were higher on Thursday afternoon. Choice boxes were up $2.26 @ $206.82, with Select $1.16 higher at $192.35. USDA estimated FI cattle slaughter through Thursday is 467,000 head. That is 1,000 below the previous week and 1,000 head larger than last year. A few $111 cash trades in Nebraska were reported on Thursday, with most other feedlots passing. Weekly beef export shipments totaled 16,012 MT in that week.--Call Brugler Marketing & Management @ (402) 289-2330 with questions or news tips.

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
08/30/18
Expiration Date
08/30/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 9, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
16,090 (-1,186)
10,975 (-1,118)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
22,954 (+1,271)
19,318 (+684)
Producers - Long / Short
5,201 (+457)
9,724 (+414)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
9,638 (-111)
0 (unch)
Managed Money - Long / Short
18,267 (+1,257)
12,869 (+642)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
4,687 (+14)
6,449 (+42)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
148.250 +1.17%
on 08/14/18
153.000 -1.97%
on 08/06/18
+0.655 (+0.44%)
since 07/31/18
3-Month
142.175 +5.49%
on 06/15/18
154.925 -3.19%
on 07/19/18
+2.580 (+1.75%)
since 05/31/18
52-Week
135.000 +11.10%
on 04/04/18
159.200 -5.79%
on 11/06/17
+9.980 (+7.13%)
since 08/31/17

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 149.980
1st Resistance Point 149.980
Last Price 149.980s
1st Support Level 149.980
2nd Support Level 149.980

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52-Week High 159.200
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Fibonacci 50% 147.100
Fibonacci 38.2% 144.244
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