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Feeder Cattle Aug '18 (GFQ18)

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cmdty Insider - Feeder Cattle Market Commentary

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Live cattle futures saw $1.05 to $1.80 gains in the nearby contracts on Monday. Feeder cattle futures were up 40 to 80 cents in most contracts. The CME feeder cattle index was down $1.22 on October 12 at $156.26. Wholesale boxed beef prices were mixed on Monday afternoon, widening the Ch/Se spread to $12.91. Choice boxes were up $2.09 @ $204.80, with Select down 39 cents to $191.89. FI cattle slaughter on Monday was estimated at 119,000 head. That is 5,000 above the previous week and 8,000 head larger than last year.Oct 18 Cattle closed at $113.375, up $1.050,Dec 18 Cattle closed at $117.975, up $1.800,Feb 19 Cattle closed at $121.700, up $1.300,Oct 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $155.100, up $0.400Nov 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $155.225, up $0.600Jan 19 Feeder Cattle closed at $150.525, up $0.775--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management, Call (402) 289-2330

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
08/30/18
Expiration Date
08/30/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 9, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
16,090 (-1,186)
10,975 (-1,118)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
22,954 (+1,271)
19,318 (+684)
Producers - Long / Short
5,201 (+457)
9,724 (+414)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
9,638 (-111)
0 (unch)
Managed Money - Long / Short
18,267 (+1,257)
12,869 (+642)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
4,687 (+14)
6,449 (+42)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
148.250 +1.17%
on 08/14/18
153.000 -1.97%
on 08/06/18
+0.655 (+0.44%)
since 07/31/18
3-Month
142.175 +5.49%
on 06/15/18
154.925 -3.19%
on 07/19/18
+2.580 (+1.75%)
since 05/31/18
52-Week
135.000 +11.10%
on 04/04/18
159.200 -5.79%
on 11/06/17
+9.980 (+7.13%)
since 08/31/17

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 149.980
1st Resistance Point 149.980
Last Price 149.980s
1st Support Level 149.980
2nd Support Level 149.980

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52-Week High 159.200
Last Price 149.980s
Fibonacci 61.8% 149.956
Fibonacci 50% 147.100
Fibonacci 38.2% 144.244
52-Week Low 135.000

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