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Feeder Cattle Aug '18 (GFQ18)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Market News and Commentary

Live cattle futures settled with most contracts 55 to 95 cents lower. Feeder cattle futures were also a sharp $1.20 to $2.40 lower on Monday. The CME feeder cattle index was down 71 cents on December 14 at $146.20. Wholesale beef prices were higher this afternoon. Choice boxes were up $1.71 at $212.67, with the Select cutout value 62 cents higher at $203.76. USDA estimated Monday’s FI cattle slaughter at 108,000 head. That was 12,000 below last week and 10,000 head fewer than the same Monday last year.--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
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 Dec 11, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
14,520 (-1,053)
9,120 (+57)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
16,529 (-46)
18,942 (-915)
Producers - Long / Short
5,566 (+173)
7,617 (-57)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
7,565 (-1,338)
114 (+2)
Managed Money - Long / Short
9,748 (-126)
15,269 (-536)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
6,781 (+80)
3,673 (-379)
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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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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 32% Buy 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 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
Last Price 149.980s
Fibonacci 61.8% 149.956
Fibonacci 50% 147.100
Fibonacci 38.2% 144.244
52-Week Low 135.000

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