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Feeder Cattle Jan '21 (GFF21)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle End Triple Digits Lower

At the end of Thursday’s trade live cattle futures were off their lows, but still down by triple digits in Dec and Feb. The other front months ended the session down by 70 to 87 cents. Feeders also came back some in the afternoon, but still ended the day $1.225 to $2 in the red. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was $139.44 on 12/02, down 43 cents. USDA reported Thursday cash sales were $107-$111. The bulk of activity for the week has been near $110 with $172-$174 in the beef. Wholesale boxed beef prices were lower again on Thursday with a $1.70 drop in Choice and a $3.02 drop in Select. Choice rib primals were quoted at $514.80 in the PM report. USDA’s weekly update for beef bookings was 13,747 MT. That was well above the 528 MT from the same week last year. Beef commitments are 916,982 MT, which is a record. USDA estimates the week to date cattle slaughter at 481k head through Thursday. That is up 1,000 yr/yr.

Dec 20 Cattle are at $109.600, down $1.100,Feb 21 Cattle are at $11... 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
01/28/21 (56 days)
Expiration Date
01/28/21 (56 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 24, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
12,568 (+459)
7,954 (+748)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
13,702 (-272)
14,030 (-639)
Producers - Long / Short
4,237 (-86)
6,671 (+368)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
7,048 (+131)
0 (-34)
Managed Money - Long / Short
9,224 (-270)
10,063 (-452)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
4,478 (-2)
3,967 (-187)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
132.475 +5.53%
on 11/04/20
143.475 -2.56%
on 12/01/20
+6.625 (+4.97%)
since 11/03/20
3-Month
124.250 +12.52%
on 10/20/20
143.475 -2.56%
on 12/01/20
+2.000 (+1.45%)
since 09/03/20

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 143.117
1st Resistance Point 141.458
Last Price 139.800s
1st Support Level 138.683
2nd Support Level 137.567

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52-Week High 150.250
Last Price 139.800s
Fibonacci 61.8% 136.345
Fibonacci 50% 132.050
Fibonacci 38.2% 127.755
52-Week Low 113.850

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