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Feeder Cattle Aug '21 (GFQ21)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle in Red at Midday

After Digesting CoF numbers, fat cattle futures are down 10 to 57 cents with nearby Feb the weakest. Feeders are trading 7 cents higher to 27 cents in the red at midday. Jan feeders are at $136.67 at midday ahead of Thursday’s expiration. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was up 80 cents on 1/21 to $133.99. Cash trade last week was mostly $109-$111. USDA’s CoF report showed 11.965 million head on feed in feedlots over 1,000 head. That was 7k head above Jan 2020, vs. pre-report trade ideas for a slight drop. December marketings were 1.04% higher yr/yr with 1.853m head. December placements were 1.842m head, up 0.77% yr/yr. Wholesale Boxed Beef prices continue climbing, with $2+ increases for each this morning. Choice boxes were $225.78 in the AM report, and Select boxes were $215.37.

Feb 21 Cattle are at $116.150, down $0.575,Apr 21 Cattle are at $122.375, down $0.150,Jun 21 Cattle are at $118.700, down $0.100,Jan 21 Feeder Cattle are at $136.675, down $0.575Mar 21 Feeder Cattle... 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
08/26/21 (213 days)
Expiration Date
08/26/21 (213 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 19, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
14,118 (-950)
8,130 (-1,027)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
14,224 (+82)
13,850 (-199)
Producers - Long / Short
5,610 (-385)
6,793 (-729)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
7,219 (-267)
48 (unch)
Managed Money - Long / Short
9,707 (+147)
10,541 (+733)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
4,517 (-65)
3,309 (-932)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
144.625 +6.88%
on 01/13/21
154.750 -0.11%
on 01/25/21
+3.775 (+2.50%)
since 12/24/20
136.350 +13.37%
on 10/26/20
154.750 -0.11%
on 01/25/21
+17.800 (+13.01%)
since 10/23/20

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 158.867
2nd Resistance Point 156.808
1st Resistance Point 155.692
Last Price 154.575s
1st Support Level 152.517
2nd Support Level 150.458
3rd Support Level 149.342

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52-Week High 154.750
Last Price 154.575s
Fibonacci 61.8% 147.129
Fibonacci 50% 144.775
Fibonacci 38.2% 142.421
52-Week Low 134.800

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