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Feeder Cattle May '20 (GFK20)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Lost Expanded Limits

Cattle futures closed at the expanded limit down mark on Thursday. April cattle options expire tomorrow and delivery against April futures in theory begins Monday. There won’t be any at this basis. Feeder futures also reached their expanded limits and closed $6.75 lower. The March 31 CME Feeder Cattle Index was $129.82, down by $1.28. There were no cash trades reported on Thursday, this week’s cash market has had some activity around $112 - $113. The weekly update to Export Sales showed 18,231 MT of beef sales and 16,976 MT of beef shipments on the week ending March 26. Accumulated beef exports total 210,579 MT through the first 13 week’s which is 28.9% ahead of last year’s pace. February beef exports from CENSUS were 257 million lbs, which was a record for Feb, and 4.9% above Jan shipments. Afternoon boxed beef prices were lower on Thursday. Choice boxes were down by $2.53 to $232.64 cwt. and Select boxes were $222.12 cwt., down by $3.01. Federally Inspected cattle slaughter throug... 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
$4,455/4,050
First Notice Date
05/21/20 (49 days)
Expiration Date
05/21/20 (49 days)

Seasonal Chart

Feeder Cattle May '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Mar 24, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
9,933 (-402)
6,687 (+332)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
10,146 (-777)
9,646 (-2,204)
Producers - Long / Short
4,417 (-1,056)
4,758 (+131)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
4,466 (+459)
879 (+6)
Managed Money - Long / Short
6,508 (-729)
8,101 (-2,062)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
3,638 (-48)
1,545 (-142)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
107.475 +3.88%
on 03/18/20
138.200 -19.21%
on 03/03/20
-24.325 (-17.89%)
since 03/02/20
3-Month
107.475 +3.88%
on 03/18/20
151.475 -26.29%
on 01/10/20
-36.375 (-24.57%)
since 01/02/20

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 118.383
1st Resistance Point 115.017
Last Price 111.650s
1st Support Level 109.967
2nd Support Level 108.283

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52-Week High 151.475
Fibonacci 61.8% 134.667
Fibonacci 50% 129.475
Fibonacci 38.2% 124.283
Last Price 111.650s
52-Week Low 107.475

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