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Feeder Cattle Mar '18 (GFH18)

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cmdty Insider - Feeder Cattle Market Commentary

Mon Sep 24, 7:26AM CDT
Live cattle futures ended the Friday session with 40 to 65 cent gains. Feeder cattle futures were up 20 cents to $1.25 on the day. The CME feeder cattle index on September 20 was up $1.83 at $156.29. Wholesale boxed beef values were mixed on Friday afternoon. Choice boxes were up 28 cents to $204.80, while Select boxes were 20 cents lower at $194.71. USDA estimated FI cattle slaughter at 657,000 head through Saturday. That is up 5,000 from last week on larger weekend slaughter and 19,000 head above the same week in 2017. Cash cattle traded $110.50-111 for most regions on Friday. The Cattle on Feed report indicated September 1 Cattle on Feed at 11.125 million head, up 5.91% from a year ago. August placements were at 2.07 million head, up 7.37% and above the average trade estimate. Marketings during August were 0.2% larger at 1.983 million head.

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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