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Feeder Cattle Aug '18 (GFQ18)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary


Live cattle are up 40 to 95 cents at midday. Feeder cattle futures are posting sharp $1 to $2.35 gains on Tuesday. The CME feeder cattle index was down $1.07 on December 7 at $144.00. Wholesale beef prices were mixed on Tuesday morning, with the Ch/Se spread tightening to $12.62. Choice boxes were down 92 cents at $214.50, with the Select cutout value 94 cents higher at $201.88. USDA estimated Monday’s FI cattle slaughter at 119,000 head, even with last week and 2,000 head larger than the same Monday last year. A total of 156 head are listed for Wednesday’s FCE online auction, with both lots from KS. USDA’s quarterly meat production table showed beef production for 2018 up 25 million lbs from November to 26.939 billion, with 2019 production down the same amount to 27.785 billion lbs.Dec 18 Cattle are at $118.400, up $0.825,Feb 19 Cattle are at $122.150, up $0.950,Apr 19 Cattle are at $124.450, up $0.850,Jan 19 Feeder Cattle are at $147.375, up $2.350Mar 19 Feeder Cattle are at $144.750, up $2.000Apr 19 Feeder Cattle are at $145.100, up $1.825--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
08/30/18
Expiration Date
08/30/18 (expired)

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 27, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
15,479 (+258)
9,234 (+665)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
17,951 (+581)
20,050 (+9)
Producers - Long / Short
4,881 (+144)
7,565 (+353)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
9,023 (-203)
94 (-5)
Managed Money - Long / Short
11,685 (+547)
15,072 (-718)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
6,266 (+34)
4,978 (+727)
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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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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 32% Buy with a Strengthening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Weak. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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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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