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Feeder Cattle Aug '18 (GFQ18)

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cmdty Insider - Feeder Cattle Market Commentary


Live cattle futures are trading 12.5 to 60 cents higher in the front months at midday, with deferred contracts lower. Feeder cattle futures are down 15 to 25 cents. The CME feeder cattle index was down $1.10 on November 15 at $147.83. Wholesale boxed beef prices were lower on Friday afternoon. Choice boxes were up 83 cents at $213.74, with the Select cutout value 65 cents lower at $198.22. USDA estimated last week’s FI cattle slaughter @ 641,000 head. That is 1,000 above the previous week and even with the same week last year. Cash cattle trade wound up around $114 in most regions on Friday, with a few dressed sales of $178 reported in NE. Trade surveys suggest the Cattle on Feed report (Wednesday) will show 4.4% more cattle on feed than last November, with October placements fractionally below year ago.Dec 18 Cattle are at $115.925, up $0.575,Feb 19 Cattle are at $119.850, up $0.125,Apr 19 Cattle are at $121.700, up $0.150,Jan 19 Feeder Cattle are at $146.350, down $0.175Mar 19 Feeder Cattle are at $143.725, down $0.250Apr 19 Feeder Cattle are at $144.125, down $0.200--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 13, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
15,103 (+76)
8,927 (-260)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
18,101 (-1,095)
20,965 (-30)
Producers - Long / Short
4,988 (+304)
7,759 (-614)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
9,055 (-474)
108 (+108)
Managed Money - Long / Short
11,722 (-1,857)
16,646 (+436)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
6,379 (+762)
4,319 (-466)
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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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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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