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Feeder Cattle Jan '20 (GFF20)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Futures Make Gains on Wednesday

Live cattle futures gains tailed off throughout contracts for Wednesday’s close. Gains were seen from 7 to 52 cents in the front months. Feeder cattle futures were mixed after Wednesday’s round of trading, with the soon to expire Nov contracts remaining unchanged on the day. The 11/19 CME Feeder Cattle index was back up 8 cents to $146.62. Analysts expect on average for October placements to be 12.2% higher yr/yr. Analysts also expect the total cattle on feed as of Nov 1 to be 1.3% above last year’s Nov 1. Afternoon boxed beef prices were again lower in the afternoon since midday gains. Choice boxes fell a modest 80 cents at $238.21, while select boxes were lower by 70 cents to $214.77. Cash cattle traded at $116 in KS and TX. The Fed Cattle Exchange online auction had good action, with 1,229 of the 1,398 head sold. TX feedlots passed on offers of 114, KS feedlots accepted 114 offers and NE feedlots were given full ask price of $115-$116. The USDA’s weekly estimated FI cattle slaugh... 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
01/30/20 (71 days)
Expiration Date
01/30/20 (71 days)

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Feeder Cattle Jan '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jan 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
138.650 +3.91%
on 10/22/19
147.775 -2.50%
on 11/12/19
+4.625 (+3.32%)
since 10/18/19
3-Month
126.000 +14.35%
on 09/09/19
147.775 -2.50%
on 11/12/19
+12.575 (+9.56%)
since 08/20/19

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 16% Buy with a Weakest 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 145.658
1st Resistance Point 144.867
Last Price 144.075s
1st Support Level 143.192
2nd Support Level 142.308

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52-Week High 159.725
Fibonacci 61.8% 146.842
Last Price 144.075s
Fibonacci 50% 142.863
Fibonacci 38.2% 138.883
52-Week Low 126.000

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