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Feeder Cattle Pit May '23 (FCK23)
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Feeder Cattle (Pit) Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Finish the Week with Gains

First Notice Day for June cattle begins the delivery period on Monday. June fat cattle futures added another $1.52 to the week’s move on Friday, settling with a net $9.07 gain for the week. That was the largest single week move for the lead month since April of 2020’s $9.67 loss, and was the biggest weekly rally since October of 2017. The other front months settled 10 to 52 cents higher on the day. USDA confirmed cash trade for the week was mostly near $175 - $180 for the South and from $183 - $188 for the North. Feeder cattle closed Friday with 2 to 32 cent gains. The CME Feeder Cattle Index for 6/1 was $208.04, down by 3 cents.  

CFTC’s weekly Commitment of Traders report had managed money firms 5,845 contracts more net long after the week ending 5/30. That left the group 107,835 contracts net long. Feeder cattle spec traders added 581 new longs through the week and were 17,432 contracts net long at the settle. 

USDA’s weekly Export Sales report showed beef bookings we... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Feeder Cattle [Pit]
Contract Size
50,000 pounds
Tick Size
0.00025 per pound ($12.50 per contract)
Trading Hours
8:30a.m. - 1:02p.m. CST
Point Value
Expiration Date
05/25/23 (expired)

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Feeder Cattle Pit May '23
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Pit Contracts
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
202.525 +3.18%
on 05/05/23
211.525 -1.21%
on 04/27/23
-0.450 (-0.21%)
since 04/25/23
197.550 +5.78%
on 03/24/23
212.400 -1.61%
on 04/21/23
+10.925 (+5.52%)
since 02/24/23

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Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Buy Signal with a Soft Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 208.975
2nd Resistance Point 208.975
1st Resistance Point 208.975
Last Price 208.975s
1st Support Level 208.975
2nd Support Level 208.975
3rd Support Level 208.975

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52-Week High 212.400
Last Price 208.975s
Fibonacci 61.8% 199.402
Fibonacci 50% 195.387
Fibonacci 38.2% 191.373
52-Week Low 178.375

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