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Feeder Cattle Jan '20 (GFF20)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Market Momentum Slipping, Awaiting Cash Direction

Live cattle futures finished mostly in the red yesterday. Apr was down the most, dropping 20 cents after Tuesday’s trading. Feeder cattle futures also made afternoon recoveries. The last trading day for Nov FC futures is Thursday. They gained 22 cents, while Jan and Mar closed 25 to 45 cents lower on the day. The 11/18 CME Feeder Cattle index was lower by 15 cents to $146.54. Afternoon boxed beef prices were modestly lower. Choice boxes gave back 11 cents, at $239.01. Select boxes were 12 cents lower, to $215.47. The USDA reported minimal cash trading activity through the day with a handful of steers sold between $114-$116. The Fed Cattle Exchange online auction will feature 1398 head, 63% NE, 28% KS. The trade deal with Japan has been ratified by the lower house of the Japanese parliament; the upper house is expected to also sign off on the deal to ratify it into law by December 9th. The trade deal is set to reduce tariffs on beef, pork, wheat and wine to levels similar to those gi... 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 +3.86%
on 10/22/19
147.775 -2.55%
on 11/12/19
+4.550 (+3.26%)
since 10/18/19
3-Month
126.000 +14.29%
on 09/09/19
147.775 -2.55%
on 11/12/19
+12.500 (+9.51%)
since 08/20/19

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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 145.275
1st Resistance Point 144.650
Last Price 143.975
1st Support Level 143.275
2nd Support Level 142.525

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52-Week High 159.725
Fibonacci 61.8% 146.842
Last Price 143.975
Fibonacci 50% 142.863
Fibonacci 38.2% 138.883
52-Week Low 126.000

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