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Feeder Cattle Aug '19 (GFQ19)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Enter Weekend Mixed

Live cattle futures closed fairly firm on Friday, with 2 to 5 cent gains, and losses of 2 cents in front months. Feeder cattle futures were down by as much as 37 cents for the soon to expire Nov contract, the other nearbys saw gains of 15 to 22 cents. Spec funds in live cattle futures were again net long as of 11/12. Managed money traders changed sides as short position open interest has shrank for the 8th consecutive week, matching the long position increases. The CFTC reported that managed money was net long for feeder cattle futures. That marks the second consecutive Tuesday with that being the case. Managed money has become less net short or more net long (increasingly bullish) for 10 consecutive weeks, for a total swing of 8,446 contracts. The 11/14 CME Feeder Cattle index was 27 cents lower at $147.12. Friday’s afternoon boxed beef prices were lower, widening the Chc/Sel spread to 26.47. Choice boxes saw a 26 cent decrease, while select boxes had fallen by $1.5 to $214.33. Th... Read more

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. (Settles 1:00p.m.) CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$500
Margin/Maintenance
$3,712/3,375
First Notice Date
08/29/19
Expiration Date
08/29/19 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Feeder Cattle Aug '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Aug Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 12, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
9,965 (-1,103)
8,913 (+91)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
16,352 (+695)
12,577 (-455)
Producers - Long / Short
3,603 (-718)
7,815 (+268)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
5,508 (-229)
244 (-21)
Managed Money - Long / Short
10,529 (+384)
9,278 (-776)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
5,823 (+311)
3,299 (+321)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
127.650 +8.54%
on 08/13/19
143.350 -3.35%
on 07/31/19
-4.550 (-3.18%)
since 07/30/19
3-Month
127.650 +8.54%
on 08/13/19
143.900 -3.72%
on 07/29/19
+0.325 (+0.24%)
since 05/30/19

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Cattle Enter Weekend Mixed

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Points To Consider

Cattle Lower at Midday

Live cattle futures are lower by 12 to 17 cents so far for Friday. Feeder cattle futures are up by as much as 52 cents at midday on cheaper feed. The 11/13 CME Feeder Cattle index was lower by $0.05 to...

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Cattle Futures Offset Part of Wednesday Decline

Live cattle futures were up by as much as 97 cents Thursday after posting losses on Wednesday. Feeder cattle futures rallied $0.75 to $1.22. The 11/13 CME Feeder Cattle index was lower by $0.05 to $147.39....

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 32% Sell with a Average 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 138.550
1st Resistance Point 138.550
Last Price 138.550s
1st Support Level 138.550
2nd Support Level 138.550

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52-Week High 161.400
Fibonacci 61.8% 148.507
Fibonacci 50% 144.525
Fibonacci 38.2% 140.542
Last Price 138.550s
52-Week Low 127.650

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