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Feeder Cattle Mar '21 (GFH21)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Feb Cattle Collapse at Expiration

Cash convergence caused a $3.90 drop to $113.10 for Feb finished cattle futures to expire. CME reported another 10 deliveries scheduled for February cattle futures, scheduled deliveries total 99 contracts, though there were 250 issued. The other front months ended the day with $1.07 to $1.67 losses, with April holding at $120. For the month, April fat cattle futures dropped $2. Cash cattle sales found late week strength, with the bulk of the week’s business near $114 – firm with the previous two weeks.

Feeder futures ended the session showing triple digit losses as well. March contracts were down $1.75 to $138.67, and April was $2.50 lower to $142.57. The 2/24 CME Feeder Cattle Index was $139.48, down from $140.11.

The Commitment of Traders report showed cattle specs 3,924 contracts less net long, from long liquidation, to 88,164 contracts. Feeder cattle spec traders 218 contracts more net long to 1,734. Wholesale Boxed Beef prices rebounded on Friday with a 14 cent... Read more

Contract Specifications

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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
Point Value
First Notice Date
03/25/21 (25 days)
Expiration Date
03/25/21 (25 days)

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Feb 23, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
14,019 (+483)
8,041 (+523)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
17,928 (+855)
16,060 (+1,167)
Producers - Long / Short
5,494 (+276)
7,454 (+537)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
8,039 (+216)
101 (-5)
Managed Money - Long / Short
12,615 (+909)
11,347 (+697)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
5,313 (-54)
4,713 (+470)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
136.800 +1.37%
on 02/01/21
142.175 -2.46%
on 02/16/21
-2.800 (-1.98%)
since 01/26/21
132.675 +4.52%
on 01/13/21
144.850 -4.26%
on 01/25/21
-0.600 (-0.43%)
since 11/25/20

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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 142.342
2nd Resistance Point 141.358
1st Resistance Point 140.017
Last Price 138.675s
1st Support Level 137.692
2nd Support Level 136.708
3rd Support Level 135.367

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52-Week High 145.300
Last Price 138.675s
Fibonacci 61.8% 134.709
Fibonacci 50% 131.438
Fibonacci 38.2% 128.166
52-Week Low 117.575

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