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Feeder Cattle Aug '19 (GFQ19)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Market Mixed at Midday

Front month cattle futures are up 15 to 60 cents through Dec. The other contracts are UNCH and down a nickel so far. There were another 6 tenders against August futures yesterday, MTD deliveries are at 18 contracts. USDA reported a few $106 to $107 cash trades in IA on Wednesday. So far this week cattle have traded at $104-$105 in the South and mostly $105 in the North. Dressed sales have been mostly $170 so far this week. Feeder cattle futures are mostly lower at midday with a nickel gain for August contracts. The August 11 Feeder Cattle Index from CME rebounded 20 cents to $142.62. Beef export sales from the week ending August 6 were 11,599 MT. That was down 13% wk/wk and 28% below bookings from the same week in 2019. Wholesale boxed beef prices were higher again in the AM report. Choice boxes were up $1.83, and Select was $1.51 higher. USDA’s estimates WTD cattle slaughter at 347k head through Wednesday. That was 1,000 head above last week, and even with the same week last year’s... 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
$5,346/4,860
First Notice Date
08/29/19
Expiration Date
08/29/19 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Feeder Cattle Aug '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Aug Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 4, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
10,780 (-1,407)
10,401 (-1,655)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
16,280 (+1,646)
9,039 (-37)
Producers - Long / Short
4,241 (-551)
8,723 (-79)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
5,647 (+692)
786 (-28)
Managed Money - Long / Short
11,303 (+582)
4,724 (-474)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
4,977 (+1,064)
4,315 (+437)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
127.650 +8.54%
on 08/13/19
143.350 -3.35%
on 07/31/19
-4.550 (-3.18%)
since 07/30/19
3-Month
127.650 +8.54%
on 08/13/19
143.900 -3.72%
on 07/29/19
+0.325 (+0.24%)
since 05/30/19

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 138.550
1st Resistance Point 138.550
Last Price 138.550s
1st Support Level 138.550
2nd Support Level 138.550

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52-Week High 161.400
Fibonacci 61.8% 148.507
Fibonacci 50% 144.525
Fibonacci 38.2% 140.542
Last Price 138.550s
52-Week Low 127.650

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