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Feeder Cattle Aug '18 (GFQ18)

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cmdty Insider - Feeder Cattle Market Commentary


Live cattle futures are mixed at midday with front months 20 to 55 cents higher and back months lower. Feeder cattle futures are 55 to 95 cents lower. The CME feeder cattle index was down 45 cents on November 14 at $148.93. Wholesale boxed beef prices were lower on Friday morning. Choice boxes were down 22 cents at $213.33, with the Select cutout value 2 cents lower at $197.56. USDA estimated FI cattle slaughter for Thursday was at 119,000 head, with the WTD total @ 467,000 head. That is 6,000 below the previous week and 12,000 head fewer than the same day last year. Cash cattle bids are still being reported around $112, with a few sales of $178 reported in NE. Export sales of beef in the week that ended on 11/8 were tallied at 13,594 MT this morning, with shipments at 17,043 MT.Dec 18 Cattle are at $115.350, up $0.200,Feb 19 Cattle are at $119.625, up $0.525,Apr 19 Cattle are at $121.375, up $0.425,Jan 19 Feeder Cattle are at $146.925, down $0.925Mar 19 Feeder Cattle are at $144.000, down $0.550Apr 19 Feeder Cattle are at $144.325, down $0.675--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 6, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
15,027 (+916)
9,187 (-235)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
19,196 (-1,141)
20,995 (+313)
Producers - Long / Short
4,684 (+839)
8,373 (-68)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
9,529 (+244)
0 (unch)
Managed Money - Long / Short
13,579 (-2,113)
16,210 (+571)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
5,617 (+972)
4,785 (-258)
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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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