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Feeder Cattle Mar '21 (GFH21)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Gain on Friday

Live cattle futures closed the Friday session with gains of 45 to 97 cents. April futures were the strongest gainer, with a $116.27 close and a $1.32 gain on the day. Feeder cattle futures closed with triple digit gains of $1.97 to $2.45. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was $1.04 lighter at $134.45 on 1/14. Friday cash trading ahead of the three day weekend was mostly quiet, the bulk of Southern deals this week was near $111 while Northern trades were mostly $106-$109. Wholesale Boxed Beef prices were mixed, but tightened the Chc/Sel spread back to $9.84. Choice boxes were $212.92 down by 45 cents. Select boxes were $2.01 higher to $203.08. CFTC data showed that cattle spec traders reduced their net long 3,161 contracts on new selling interest for the week ending 1/12. On net, managed money was net long 42,827. In feeders, spec traders were near net neutral with a 13 contract net long on 1/12. USDA estimates WTD FI cattle slaughter through Saturday at 651,000 head. That matches last wee... Read more

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
$3,712/3,375
First Notice Date
03/25/21 (69 days)
Expiration Date
03/25/21 (69 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 12, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
15,068 (-60)
9,157 (-77)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
14,142 (+361)
14,049 (+1,166)
Producers - Long / Short
5,995 (+197)
7,522 (-395)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
7,486 (-745)
48 (-170)
Managed Money - Long / Short
9,560 (+96)
9,808 (+1,814)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
4,582 (+265)
4,241 (-648)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
132.675 +2.37%
on 01/13/21
143.700 -5.48%
on 12/28/20
-5.075 (-3.60%)
since 12/15/20
3-Month
124.025 +9.51%
on 10/19/20
143.700 -5.48%
on 12/28/20
+4.325 (+3.29%)
since 10/15/20

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Cattle Close Mixed Mostly Lower

Front month cattle futures weakened 15 to 25 cents further on Thursday. Back month cattle futures closed 15 to 62 cents in the black, adding more premium to the fall months. October closed above $120,...

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 140.092
2nd Resistance Point 138.258
1st Resistance Point 137.042
Last Price 135.825s
1st Support Level 133.992
2nd Support Level 132.158
3rd Support Level 130.942

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52-Week High 145.300
Last Price 135.825s
Fibonacci 61.8% 134.709
Fibonacci 50% 131.438
Fibonacci 38.2% 128.166
52-Week Low 117.575

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