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Feeder Cattle Mar '18 (GFH18)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Market News and Commentary

Live cattle futures are trading 22.5 to 72.5 cents higher on Wednesday. Feeder cattle futures are up 97.5 cents to $1.975. The CME feeder cattle index was down 9 cents on January 21 at $141.62. Wholesale boxed beef prices were mixed on Wednesday morning. Choice boxes were up 40 cents at $216.74, with Select 16 cents lower at $211.56. USDA estimated this week’s FI cattle slaughter at 235,000 head through Tuesday. That is 4,000 head below last week and well above the same week last year. This morning’s FCE auction saw a total of 63 head sold (@ $123) of the 4,139 offered. Most asks were around $124-125, with packers passing.Feb 19 Cattle are at $125.350, up $0.225,Apr 19 Cattle are at $126.325, up $0.250,Jun 19 Cattle are at $116.950, up $0.525,Jan 19 Feeder Cattle are at $142.750, up $1.700Mar 19 Feeder Cattle are at $143.425, up $1.925Apr 19 Feeder Cattle are at $144.375, up $1.425--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. CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$500
Margin/Maintenance
$3,080/2,800
First Notice Date
03/29/18
Expiration Date
03/29/18 (expired)

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Dec 18, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
13,584 (-936)
8,891 (-229)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
16,908 (+379)
16,696 (-2,246)
Producers - Long / Short
5,486 (-80)
7,290 (-327)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
7,074 (-491)
577 (+463)
Managed Money - Long / Short
10,014 (+266)
13,776 (-1,493)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
6,894 (+113)
2,920 (-753)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
134.775 +0.70%
on 03/26/18
146.400 -7.30%
on 03/06/18
-7.955 (-5.54%)
since 03/02/18
3-Month
134.775 +0.70%
on 03/26/18
151.950 -10.68%
on 02/05/18
-11.155 (-7.59%)
since 01/02/18
52-Week
122.650 +10.66%
on 04/05/17
158.925 -14.60%
on 11/03/17
+14.945 (+12.37%)
since 03/31/17

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Cattle moves lower

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Futures slip to start the week, testing key support levels.

Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 88% Sell 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 in highly oversold territory. Beware of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 135.720
1st Resistance Point 135.720
Last Price 135.720s
1st Support Level 135.720
2nd Support Level 135.720

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52-Week High 158.925
Fibonacci 61.8% 145.068
Fibonacci 50% 140.788
Fibonacci 38.2% 136.507
Last Price 135.720s
52-Week Low 122.650

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