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Feeder Cattle Mar '20 (GFH20)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Mixed to Mostly Higher

Live cattle futures came back from midday losses and ended the session with 10 to 30 cent gains, as Feb was 12 cents lower. Feeder cattle continued the midday movement and rallied to a triple digit gain after Wednesday trading. The CME Feeder Cattle Index for 02/18 was 10 cents lower to $141.10. Analysts’ estimates ahead of the Feb release of USDA Cattle on Feed report have on feed at 11.963 million head, which would be 2.4% higher yr/yr. On average, analysts also expect higher yr/yr Jan placements (+1.4%) and Jan marketings (+0.7%). The Fed Cattle Exchange online auction resulted in no sales, 197 TX steers were bid to $119.75, with feedlots passing on offers, and asks of $121 in KS were passed by packers. USDA confirmed the Wednesday reports of $120 sales in TX live cattle, KS trading was light but at the same price. Wholesale boxed beef prices were lower Wednesday afternoon, further widening the spread which is at $3.81. Choice boxes were down by 56 cents, and select boxes were $1... 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
03/26/20 (35 days)
Expiration Date
03/26/20 (35 days)

Seasonal Chart

Feeder Cattle Mar '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar 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
1-Month
133.650 +5.33%
on 02/03/20
145.175 -3.03%
on 01/21/20
-4.225 (-2.91%)
since 01/17/20
3-Month
133.650 +5.33%
on 02/03/20
147.750 -4.72%
on 01/10/20
-3.700 (-2.56%)
since 11/19/19

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 142.158
1st Resistance Point 141.467
Last Price 140.775s
1st Support Level 139.567
2nd Support Level 138.358

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52-Week High 157.625
Fibonacci 61.8% 145.563
Fibonacci 50% 141.837
Last Price 140.775s
Fibonacci 38.2% 138.112
52-Week Low 126.050

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