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Feeder Cattle Jan '22 (GFF22)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Extending Losses

Following Monday’s losses, midday cattle futures are 10 to 30 cents in the red. Feb contracts are the outlier with a 10 cent gain at midday. Cash trade remains quiet. Feeder cattle are also lower through midday, giving back another 10 to 57 cents. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was $153.90, up 55 cents, on 10/15.  

Wholesale Boxed Beef prices were stronger on Tuesday, as Choice was 72 cents stronger and Select was $1.82. USDA saw Monday’s FI cattle slaughter at 120,000 head. That is down 1,000 from last week, but is 1,000 higher yr/yr. 

Dec 21 Cattle  are at $130.400, down $0.025,

Feb 22 Cattle  are at $135.300, up $0.300,

Nov 21 Feeder Cattle  are at $159.125, down $0.225

Nov 21 Feeder Cattle  are at $159.125, down $0.225

Contract Specifications

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Contract
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
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$500
Margin/Maintenance
$3,190/2,900
First Notice Date
01/27/22 (100 days)
Expiration Date
01/27/22 (100 days)

Seasonal Chart

Feeder Cattle Jan '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jan Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 12, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
11,972 (-1,209)
7,360 (-293)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
13,218 (+369)
13,463 (-2,506)
Producers - Long / Short
6,250 (-948)
5,829 (+361)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
5,020 (+377)
829 (-16)
Managed Money - Long / Short
10,322 (+532)
11,475 (-2,380)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
2,896 (-163)
1,988 (-126)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
153.125 +4.23%
on 10/04/21
163.125 -2.16%
on 10/12/21
+2.525 (+1.61%)
since 09/17/21
3-Month
153.125 +4.23%
on 10/04/21
172.000 -7.21%
on 08/24/21
-2.550 (-1.57%)
since 07/19/21

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 163.817
2nd Resistance Point 162.883
1st Resistance Point 161.217
Last Price 159.200
1st Support Level 158.617
2nd Support Level 157.683
3rd Support Level 156.017

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52-Week High 172.000
Fibonacci 61.8% 162.736
Fibonacci 50% 159.875
Last Price 159.200
Fibonacci 38.2% 157.013
52-Week Low 147.750

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