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Feeder Cattle Oct '12 (GFV12)

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Commodity Profile

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Contract
Feeder Cattle
Contract Size
50,000 pounds
Margin/Maintenance
$3,080/2,800
Tick Size
0.025 cents per pound ($12.50 per contract)
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$500
First Notice Date
10/25/12
Expiration Date
10/25/12 (-1914 days)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
142.500 +1.70%
on 10/11/12
147.500 -1.75%
on 10/17/12
-1.180 (-0.81%)
since 09/26/12
3-Month
139.525 +3.87%
on 08/07/12
148.150 -2.18%
on 09/13/12
+3.920 (+2.78%)
since 07/26/12

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Fri Jan 19, 5:00PM CST
Live cattle futures closed the day with losses of 32.5 to 75 cents, with nearby Feb down a nickel. Feeder cattle futures were $1 to $1.575 in the red. The CME feeder cattle index on January 18 was at $148.01, up $1.54 from the previous day. Wholesale boxed beef values were lower on Friday afternoon. Choice boxes were down 83 cents at $204.86, with Select boxes 71 cents lower at $200.16. Estimated week to date FI cattle slaughter is at 615,000 head including Saturday. That is 4,000 head more than last week. Cash trade was slow to develop this week, but late trade after Friday’s bell was reported in the $122-123.50 range. USDA reported Beef export sales for the week that ended Jan 11 totaled 15,008 MT. That was slightly ahead of the previous week and much larger than the same time last year. Shipments of beef were tallied at 15,072 MT, nearly 5.06% above the same week in 2017. Managed money spec traders were at their lowest reported CFTC bullish position since Nov 2016 on Tuesday.Feb 18 Cattle closed at $121.900, down $0.050,Apr 18 Cattle closed at $122.725, down $0.750,Jun 18 Cattle closed at $114.725, down $0.625,Jan 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $147.950, down $1.225Mar 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $145.600, down $1.575Apr 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $146.075, down $1.300

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 144.920
1st Resistance Point 144.920
Last Price 144.920s
1st Support Level 144.920
2nd Support Level 144.920

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52-Week High 163.725
Fibonacci 61.8% 154.013
Fibonacci 50% 151.013
Fibonacci 38.2% 148.012
Last Price 144.920s
52-Week Low 138.300

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