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Feeder Cattle Nov '17 (GFX17)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary


Live cattle are up 30 to 67.5 cents at midday. Feeder cattle futures are trading 32.5 to 42.5 cents higher on Wednesday. The CME feeder cattle index was up 96 cents on December 10 at $144.96. Wholesale beef prices were mixed again on Wednesday morning, with the Ch/Select spread tightening to $9.93. Choice boxes were down $2.83 at $211.63, with the Select cutout value 31 cents higher at $201.70. USDA estimated week to date cattle slaughter at 241,00 head. That is 1,000 above last week and 7,000 head larger than the same week last year. Wednesday’s FCE auction saw 97 of the 156 head sold, with the single lot going for $119.Dec 18 Cattle are at $119.000, up $0.625,Feb 19 Cattle are at $122.825, up $0.675,Apr 19 Cattle are at $124.850, up $0.325,Jan 19 Feeder Cattle are at $147.725, up $0.425Mar 19 Feeder Cattle are at $145.325, up $0.425Apr 19 Feeder Cattle are at $145.600, up $0.325

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
11/16/17
Expiration Date
11/16/17 (expired)

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Feeder Cattle Nov '17
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Nov Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Dec 4, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
15,573 (+94)
9,063 (-171)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
16,575 (-1,376)
19,857 (-193)
Producers - Long / Short
5,393 (+512)
7,674 (+109)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
8,903 (-120)
112 (+18)
Managed Money - Long / Short
9,874 (-1,811)
15,805 (+733)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
6,701 (+435)
4,052 (-926)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
150.000 +5.18%
on 10/23/17
161.500 -2.31%
on 11/03/17
+3.225 (+2.09%)
since 10/16/17
3-Month
139.125 +13.41%
on 08/18/17
161.500 -2.31%
on 11/03/17
+14.925 (+10.45%)
since 08/16/17
52-Week
115.675 +36.40%
on 11/17/16
161.500 -2.31%
on 11/03/17
+42.100 (+36.40%)
since 11/17/16

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 40% Buy with a Weakest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

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

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 158.108
1st Resistance Point 157.942
Last Price 157.775s
1st Support Level 157.592
2nd Support Level 157.408

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52-Week High 161.500
Last Price 157.775s
Fibonacci 61.8% 143.995
Fibonacci 50% 138.587
Fibonacci 38.2% 133.180
52-Week Low 115.675

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