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Feeder Cattle Aug '18 (GFQ18)

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Commodity Profile

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Contract
Feeder Cattle
Contract Size
50,000 pounds
Margin/Maintenance
$3,080/2,800
Tick Size
0.025 cents per pound ($12.50 per contract)
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$500
First Notice Date
08/30/18 (16 days)
Expiration Date
08/13/18 (expired)

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 7, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
19,378 (+1,279)
13,431 (+1,103)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
15,721 (-529)
14,642 (-424)
Producers - Long / Short
5,941 (+555)
10,488 (+619)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
10,687 (+93)
193 (-147)
Managed Money - Long / Short
10,275 (-1,236)
9,404 (-156)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
5,446 (+707)
5,238 (-268)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
148.250 +0.76%
on 08/14/18
154.925 -3.58%
on 07/19/18
-1.350 (-0.90%)
since 07/13/18
3-Month
136.250 +9.63%
on 05/17/18
154.925 -3.58%
on 07/19/18
+9.000 (+6.41%)
since 05/14/18
52-Week
135.000 +10.65%
on 04/04/18
159.200 -6.17%
on 11/06/17
+9.375 (+6.70%)
since 08/31/17

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Agricharts Market Commentary

Tue Aug 14, 7:25AM CDT
Live cattle futures saw losses of 50 cents to $1.10 in most contracts on Monday. Feeder cattle futures were down 40 cents to $1.25. The CME feeder cattle index was steady with the previous day on 8/10, at $151.12. Wholesale boxed beef values were higher on Monday afternoon. Choice boxes were up $1.82 at $208.43, while Select boxes were $1.89 higher at $199.66. USDA FI cattle slaughter was estimated at 118,000 head on Monday. That is even with the previous week and 3,000 head above the same week in 2017. Most of the cash trade on Friday was around $111, down $3 from the week prior. Futures continue to anticipate weakness in the cash.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 150.517
1st Resistance Point 149.583
Last Price 149.275
1st Support Level 148.108
2nd Support Level 147.567

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52-Week High 159.200
Fibonacci 61.8% 149.956
Last Price 149.275
Fibonacci 50% 147.100
Fibonacci 38.2% 144.244
52-Week Low 135.000

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