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Feeder Cattle Jan '21 (GFF21)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Close in Red on Wednesday

Fat cattle futures ended 22 to 87 cents in the red. Feeders gave back some of the earlier gains, but still closed 25 to 37 cents higher. October feeders closed Wednesday with a dime loss and 1,463 contracts open. They are still anticipating a big drop in the CME Index over the next week. The 10/20 Feeder Cattle Index dropped 30 cents to $138.36. The FCE online cattle auction sold 702 of the 1,096 listed. The cattle sold were mostly $106.50, but one pen went for $106.25. Cash sales in NE picked up on Wednesday with $104-$105 live and $162-$165 dressed The range for the week has been $102 to $106.50. Trader estimates ahead of the monthly USDA CoF report have a 3.2% increase to Oct 1 on feed. Placements are estimated to increase 2.4% from September 19. September marketings are estimated at 5.8% above ’19. Wholesale boxed beef prices were weaker in the PM report. Choice boxes were quoted at $208.47, down by $2.13 cent. Select boxes were 76 cents weaker to $190.91. USDA estimates 360,000... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Feeder Cattle
Contract Size
50,000 pounds
Tick Size
0.00025 per pound ($12.50 per contract)
Trading Hours
8:30a.m. - 1:05p.m. (Settles 1:00p.m.) CST
Point Value
First Notice Date
01/28/21 (98 days)
Expiration Date
01/28/21 (98 days)

Seasonal Chart

Feeder Cattle Jan '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jan Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 13, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
13,752 (-212)
11,244 (-255)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
14,671 (-357)
16,682 (+926)
Producers - Long / Short
6,848 (-182)
9,350 (-428)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
5,253 (-195)
243 (+8)
Managed Money - Long / Short
9,424 (-496)
13,160 (+1,388)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
5,247 (+139)
3,522 (-462)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
124.250 +2.27%
on 10/20/20
142.450 -10.79%
on 09/29/20
-13.850 (-9.83%)
since 09/21/20
124.250 +2.27%
on 10/20/20
147.375 -13.77%
on 08/12/20
-13.850 (-9.83%)
since 07/21/20

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World Weather Concerns Remain

World Weather Concerns Remain

Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Sell Signal with a Maximum Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 128.475
1st Resistance Point 127.775
Last Price 127.075s
1st Support Level 126.225
2nd Support Level 125.375

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52-Week High 150.250
Fibonacci 61.8% 136.345
Fibonacci 50% 132.050
Fibonacci 38.2% 127.755
Last Price 127.075s
52-Week Low 113.850

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