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Feeder Cattle Aug '20 (GFQ20)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Close Monday Higher

Monday was first notice day for August fats, and prices were 80 cents higher to $103.60. That’s still a $0.60 to $4.60 premium over cash. The other front months were up 67 to 90 cents. Feeder cattle futures gained 15 to 85 cents on the day, with August the strongest. The August 7 CME Feeder Cattle index was $0.69 stronger to $142.61. Cash sales have yet to develop this week. Wholesale boxed beef prices were higher on Monday, widening the Chc/Sel spread to $13.27. Choice boxes were $1.73 cwt. stronger to $207.20. Select boxes were up by $1.18 cwt. USDA estimated the week’s start to FI cattle slaughter at 117,000 head. That is 4k above last week’s start, and 2,000 head above the same Monday last year.

Aug 20 Cattle closed at $103.600, up $0.800,

Oct 20 Cattle closed at $107.150, up $0.700,

Dec 20 Cattle closed at $110.975, up $0.900,

Aug 20 Feeder Cattle closed at $143.575, up $0.850

Sep 20 Feeder Cattle closed at $145.4... 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
08/27/20 (17 days)
Expiration Date
08/27/20 (17 days)

Seasonal Chart

Feeder Cattle Aug '20
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
136.000 +5.57%
on 07/13/20
145.975 -1.64%
on 08/06/20
+7.825 (+5.76%)
since 07/10/20
128.325 +11.88%
on 05/21/20
145.975 -1.64%
on 08/06/20
+6.625 (+4.84%)
since 05/08/20

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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 144.792
1st Resistance Point 144.183
Last Price 143.575s
1st Support Level 142.608
2nd Support Level 141.642

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52-Week High 156.500
Last Price 143.575s
Fibonacci 61.8% 138.747
Fibonacci 50% 133.262
Fibonacci 38.2% 127.778
52-Week Low 110.025

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