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Feeder Cattle Oct '18 (GFV18)

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cmdty Insider - Feeder Cattle Market Commentary

Wed Sep 19, 7:27AM CDT
Live cattle futures settled with losses of 12.5 to 45 cents on Tuesday. Feeder cattle futures were down 45 cents to $1.50. The CME feeder cattle index September 17 average was up 24 cents at $153.62. Wholesale boxed beef values were lower on Tuesday afternoon. Choice boxes were down 75 cents to $205.29, while Select boxes were $1.91 lower at $195.47. USDA estimated FI cattle slaughter at 234,000 head through Tuesday, on revised Monday slaughter (-5,000 hd). That is down 4,000 from last week but 5,000 head above the same week in 2017. The show list for the Wednesday electronic auction is 528 head, all from Kansas.

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
10/24/18 (35 days)
Expiration Date
10/25/18 (36 days)

Seasonal Chart

Daily price change for Feeder Cattle Oct '18
Average price change for the 5 prior Oct contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 11, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
17,118 (-687)
11,327 (-587)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
15,886 (+1,109)
15,716 (+291)
Producers - Long / Short
4,820 (+192)
9,376 (+54)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
10,347 (-238)
0 (unch)
Managed Money - Long / Short
11,048 (+1,083)
10,993 (+87)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
4,838 (+26)
4,723 (+204)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
145.625 +8.69%
on 08/27/18
159.900 -1.02%
on 09/14/18
+6.425 (+4.23%)
since 08/17/18
3-Month
145.425 +8.84%
on 06/26/18
159.900 -1.02%
on 09/14/18
+8.875 (+5.94%)
since 06/19/18
52-Week
137.250 +15.32%
on 04/04/18
159.900 -1.02%
on 09/14/18
+6.350 (+4.18%)
since 10/26/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 96% Buy with a Average short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

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

The market is approaching overbought territory. Be watchful of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 160.492
1st Resistance Point 159.258
Last Price 158.050
1st Support Level 157.308
2nd Support Level 156.592

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52-Week High 159.900
Last Price 158.050
Fibonacci 61.8% 151.248
Fibonacci 50% 148.575
Fibonacci 38.2% 145.902
52-Week Low 137.250

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