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Feeder Cattle Jan '20 (GFF20)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Made Gains for Friday

Live cattle futures came back from midday highs, but were still in positive territory after Friday trading, April cattle were up the most with $1.80 gains. Front month feeder cattle futures also closed up, with gains of $2.20 to $2.42. The 02/13 CME Feeder Cattle Index was 9 cents higher to $140.61. Live cattle spec traders were 33.11% less net long wk/wk, as 12,351 longs were liquidated from managed money traders on 02/11. Feeder cattle spec traders were more net short on Tuesday. Afternoon wholesale boxed beef prices were higher but tightened the Choice/Select Spread to $2.38. Choice boxes were up $1.64 to $208.09 cwt, while select boxes were $1.92 higher to $205.71 cwt. Cash trade for the week has been around $118-119, with dressed sales from $190 -$192. The USDA estimated FI cattle slaughter for the week through Saturday at 620,000 head, which is 9,000 head below last week but 12,000 more yr/yr. YTD cattle slaughter is estimated at 4.137 million head through Saturday, which is l... Read more

Contract Specifications

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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
Point Value
First Notice Date
Expiration Date
01/30/20 (expired)

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Feb 11, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
11,547 (-96)
7,565 (+51)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
16,414 (+676)
17,946 (+986)
Producers - Long / Short
6,025 (+294)
6,235 (+218)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
4,712 (-220)
520 (+3)
Managed Money - Long / Short
11,609 (+858)
15,328 (+1,893)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
4,805 (-182)
2,618 (-907)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
141.725 +0.46%
on 01/24/20
147.825 -3.68%
on 01/06/20
-2.945 (-2.03%)
since 12/31/19
138.275 +2.97%
on 11/22/19
147.825 -3.68%
on 01/06/20
-2.295 (-1.59%)
since 10/31/19

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 8% Sell with a Weakest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

The market is in highly oversold territory. Beware of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 142.660
1st Resistance Point 142.520
Last Price 142.380s
1st Support Level 142.245
2nd Support Level 142.110

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52-Week High 159.725
Fibonacci 61.8% 146.842
Fibonacci 50% 142.863
Last Price 142.380s
Fibonacci 38.2% 138.883
52-Week Low 126.000

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