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Feeder Cattle Aug '19 (GFQ19)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Contracts Mixed at Tuesday’s Close

Live cattle futures closed mostly lower on Tuesday, while feeder cattle futures made 27 to 70 cent gains in the front months, reversing Monday’s losses. USDA released the Cold Storage report, with September 30 stocks at 464.186 million lbs. That is down 8.47% from last year and reverses the upward trend with the mo/mo down by 1.22% Analysts on average expect the USDA’s Cattle on Feed report (Friday) to show that 2.082 million head were placed on feedlots for September. If realized, that would be 1.5% more than Sept. 2018. Expectations for September marketings are centered around 1.738 million head, which would be a 1.1% increase yr/yr. The 10/18 CME Feeder Cattle index dropped $1.03 to $144.93. Wholesale boxed beef prices were higher Tuesday, but the ch/s spread had narrowed by $2.84 to a $22.85 choice premium. Choice boxes closed $0.80 higher to $220.93, while Select boxes are up $3.64 to $198.08. The USDA weekly estimated FI cattle slaughter was 237,000 head through Tuesday. That is... Read more

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
08/29/19
Expiration Date
08/29/19 (expired)

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 15, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
10,600 (-877)
9,277 (-60)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
14,902 (+864)
12,654 (-1,176)
Producers - Long / Short
4,428 (-593)
7,650 (+476)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
5,340 (+278)
795 (+26)
Managed Money - Long / Short
9,534 (+485)
10,848 (-1,846)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
5,368 (+379)
1,806 (+670)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
127.650 +8.54%
on 08/13/19
143.350 -3.35%
on 07/31/19
-4.550 (-3.18%)
since 07/30/19
3-Month
127.650 +8.54%
on 08/13/19
143.900 -3.72%
on 07/29/19
+0.325 (+0.24%)
since 05/30/19

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 32% Sell with a Average 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 138.550
1st Resistance Point 138.550
Last Price 138.550s
1st Support Level 138.550
2nd Support Level 138.550

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52-Week High 161.400
Fibonacci 61.8% 148.507
Fibonacci 50% 144.525
Fibonacci 38.2% 140.542
Last Price 138.550s
52-Week Low 127.650

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