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Feeder Cattle Jan '21 (GFF21)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Board Mixed at Close

After printing midday gains, the live cattle futures complex went home Wednesday mixed. 2021 delivery months added less than 15 cents to the upside on the day, while the deferred contracts closed less than a dime in the red. The weekly FCE auction only hosted cattle from TX and KS, with just 1,085 TX cattle sold for a weighted average price of $119.50 ($119-$120). Outside of the FCE, USDA saw some cash trade from $116-$123, citing the bulk of Southern deals at $119 so far, firm with last week, and the bulk of Northern trade at $123. Feeder cattle closed the midweek session with losses of 22 to 55 cents on the board. The 7/27 CME Feeder Cattle Index was $154.36, up another $0.39.

Wholesale Boxed Beef prices were stronger again Wednesday, as USDA quoted Choice boxes at $273.166 cwt. for a $3.43 increase and Select boxes at $256.12 after a $2.18 bump. USDA estimated federally inspected cattle slaughter at 358,000 head for the week through Wednesday. That was up by 11,000 head com... 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
$3,190/2,900
First Notice Date
01/28/21
Expiration Date
01/28/21 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jul 20, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
13,940 (-1,516)
8,576 (-1,921)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
15,060 (-271)
10,720 (+1,194)
Producers - Long / Short
7,059 (-674)
6,887 (-1,607)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
5,942 (-423)
750 (+105)
Managed Money - Long / Short
11,961 (+181)
6,588 (+1,067)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
3,099 (-452)
4,132 (+127)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
132.000 +3.05%
on 01/13/21
139.700 -2.63%
on 12/30/20
-3.605 (-2.58%)
since 12/29/20
3-Month
131.100 +3.75%
on 10/30/20
143.475 -5.20%
on 12/01/20
+4.670 (+3.56%)
since 10/29/20

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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 136.333
2nd Resistance Point 136.167
1st Resistance Point 135.933
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1st Support Level 135.533
2nd Support Level 135.367
3rd Support Level 135.133

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52-Week High 150.250
Fibonacci 61.8% 136.345
Last Price 136.020
Fibonacci 50% 132.050
Fibonacci 38.2% 127.755
52-Week Low 113.850

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