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Feeder Cattle Oct '18 (GFV18)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Market News and Commentary

Live cattle futures are steady to 75 cents lower in most contracts at midday. Feeder cattle futures, pressured by lower live cattle and higher corn, are down 30to 92.5 cents in most contracts. The CME feeder cattle index was down 18 cents on February 19 at $141.10. Wholesale boxed beef prices were higher on Thursday morning, with the Ch/Se spread at $6.45. Choice boxes were down $1.58 at $218.07 with Select 12 cents lower at $211.62. USDA estimated the WTD FI cattle slaughter at 322,000 head through Wednesday. That was down 20,000 head from last week and 4,000 lower than the same week last year. The delayed January Cattle on Feed report will be released on Friday. Cash bids are being shown around $123 and $198 so far today.Feb 19 Cattle are at $127.600, down $0.725,Apr 19 Cattle are at $128.575, down $0.625,Jun 19 Cattle are at $118.975, down $0.350,Mar 19 Feeder Cattle are at $142.950, down $0.925Apr 19 Feeder Cattle are at $145.150, down $0.925May 19 Feeder Cattle are at $146.350, down $0.650 --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. (Settles 1:00p.m.) CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$500
Margin/Maintenance
$3,080/2,800
First Notice Date
10/25/18
Expiration Date
10/25/18 (expired)

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 29, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
17,149 (+457)
11,143 (+370)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
16,193 (+252)
16,488 (-452)
Producers - Long / Short
7,656 (+490)
8,660 (+102)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
7,842 (-273)
832 (+28)
Managed Money - Long / Short
9,483 (+279)
13,317 (-757)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
6,710 (-27)
3,171 (+305)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
153.425 +0.38%
on 10/17/18
159.575 -3.49%
on 10/01/18
-4.290 (-2.71%)
since 09/26/18
3-Month
145.625 +5.76%
on 08/27/18
159.900 -3.68%
on 09/14/18
+1.135 (+0.74%)
since 07/26/18
52-Week
137.250 +12.21%
on 04/04/18
159.900 -3.68%
on 09/14/18
+2.085 (+1.37%)
since 10/26/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 16% Sell with a Average short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Minimum.

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

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 154.010
1st Resistance Point 154.010
Last Price 154.010s
1st Support Level 154.010
2nd Support Level 154.010

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52-Week High 159.900
Last Price 154.010s
Fibonacci 61.8% 151.248
Fibonacci 50% 148.575
Fibonacci 38.2% 145.902
52-Week Low 137.250

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