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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 steady to 52.5 cents lower at midday. Feeder cattle futures are down 25 to 55 cents. The CME feeder cattle index was up $1.43 on December 12 at $146.40. Wholesale beef prices were higher, with the Ch/Select spread narrowing to $8.48. Choice boxes were up 25 cents at $212.72, with the Select cutout value $3.24 higher at $201.24. USDA estimated week to date cattle slaughter at 483,00 head through Thursday. That is 2,000 above last week and 11,000 head larger than the same week last year. There have been a few $119 sales across TX and KS so far today.Dec 18 Cattle are at $119.400, down $0.050,Feb 19 Cattle are at $122.325, down $0.525,Apr 19 Cattle are at $124.325, down $0.475,Jan 19 Feeder Cattle are at $147.475, down $0.500Mar 19 Feeder Cattle are at $145.600, down $0.325Apr 19 Feeder Cattle are at $145.950, down $0.550--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 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
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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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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