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Feeder Cattle Mar '18 (GFH18)

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cmdty Insider - Feeder Cattle Market Commentary

Mon Sep 24, 4:53PM CDT
Live cattle futures posted 90 cent to $1.45 losses in the nearby contracts on Monday. Feeder cattle futures were 55 cents to $1.80 lower in the front months. The CME feeder cattle index on September 21 was up $1.05 at $157.34. Wholesale boxed beef values were higher on Monday afternoon. Choice boxes were up $1.36 to $206.16, while Select boxes were 58 cents higher at $195.39. USDA estimated FI cattle slaughter at 119,000 head on Monday. That is up 5,000 from last week and 2,000 head above the same week in 2017. Monday’s Cold Storage report indicated that frozen stocks of beef on August 31 totaled a monthly record 503.449 million pounds. That was 3.99% larger than the end of July and 5.64% above August 2017.OCT 18 Cattle closed at $112.175, down $0.900,DEC 18 Cattle closed at $117.000, down $1.450,FEB 19 Cattle closed at $121.300, down $0.950,SEP 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $156.400, down $0.550OCT 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $156.425, down $1.650NOV 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $156.000, down $1.800

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
03/28/18
Expiration Date
03/29/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 18, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
16,901 (-217)
11,414 (+87)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
19,308 (+3,422)
16,581 (+865)
Producers - Long / Short
4,849 (+29)
9,080 (-296)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
9,718 (-629)
0 (unch)
Managed Money - Long / Short
14,194 (+3,146)
10,607 (-386)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
5,114 (+276)
5,974 (+1,251)
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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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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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