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A recap of Friday afternoons news wire (Ags)

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Cattle on Feed Report

Estimated Range Average Estimate Actual

CoF: 103.4-106.2% 104.6%105%

Placements: 103.4-116% 107.3% 113%

Marketed: 101.2-103.1% 102.7% 103%

Commitment of Traders Report for Grains (Compiled through October 17th)

Funds increased their net short position in corn (futures & options) to -170,684, this Vs -162,937 LW

Funds increased their net long position in beans (Futures & Options) to 68,168, this Vs 30,992 LW

On the calendar for Monday

Cold storage at 2:00pm cst

Crop Progress 3:00pm cst

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Oliver Sloup is Vice President of Blue Line Futures, a leading futures and commodities brokerage firm located at the Chicago Board of Trade. Blue Line Futures mission is to put the customer first, and that means bringing YOU the best customer service, consistent and reliable research and state of the art technology.  Oliver has been a guest on CNBC and Bloomberg, among others.  Oliver has over a decade of trading experience. Prior to Blue Line Futures, Oliver worked as the Director of Managed Futures at iiTRADER.



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