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Feeder Cattle Pit Aug '23 (FCQ23)
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Feeder Cattle (Pit) Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Drop into Weekend

Cattle ended the last trade day of the week with another triple digit pullback. December’s $2.50 loss on Friday left the contract $3.42 lower for the week but still $3.12 higher for the month after new all-time highs were set last week. USDA had Friday sales from $181 to $185, noting the bulk in the South was $183 for the week and the North was mostly $184 ($290 dressed). Feeder cattle futures settled Friday’s session $1.85 to $2.77 lower. October closed the downside gap from Sep’s expiration and finished the week at a net $6.67 loss and flipped red by $3.55 for the month’s move. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was $252.20 on 9/27 - September feeder cattle went off the board at $252.32.

Commitment of Traders data showed live cattle spec traders with a 101,860 contract net long for 9/26. That was 1,141 contracts weaker for the week. The funds were 3.7k contracts less net long in feeders, to 12,563 contracts. 

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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
08/31/23 (expired)

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Feeder Cattle Pit Aug '23
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
244.275 +1.98%
on 08/17/23
250.700 -0.64%
on 08/29/23
+3.500 (+1.43%)
since 07/31/23
227.725 +9.39%
on 06/21/23
250.700 -0.64%
on 08/29/23
+9.925 (+4.15%)
since 05/31/23
194.900 +27.81%
on 10/10/22
250.700 -0.64%
on 08/29/23
+50.650 (+25.52%)
since 08/26/22

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 249.100
2nd Resistance Point 249.100
1st Resistance Point 249.100
Last Price 249.100s
1st Support Level 249.100
2nd Support Level 249.100
3rd Support Level 249.100

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52-Week High 250.700
Last Price 249.100s
Fibonacci 61.8% 229.384
Fibonacci 50% 222.800
Fibonacci 38.2% 216.216
52-Week Low 194.900

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