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Feeder Cattle Sep '20 (GFU20)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Market Higher on Monday

Cattle futures shook off the COF report and closed the day with gains of 25 cents to 60 cents. Feeders were mixed but mostly higher, up 32 to 90 cents in the front months with a 17 cent drop in March. The 9/25 Feeder Cattle Index from CME was up $0.38 to $142.61. This week’s cash trade has yet to develop. Last week the bulk of sales was $105 live based and $165 in the beef. Wholesale boxed beef prices were lower on Monday. Choice boxes were down $1.62 cwt. to $217.72, and Select boxes were 56 cents lower to $206.42. USDA’s estimates Monday’s FI cattle slaughter at 118k head. That is below 120k last week but 4,000 head above the same Monday in 2019.

Oct 20 Cattle closed at $107.950, up $0.375,

Dec 20 Cattle closed at $111.650, up $0.250,

Feb 21 Cattle closed at $115.025, up $0.425,

Oct 20 Feeder Cattle closed at $140.925, up $0.600

Nov 20 Feeder Cattle closed at $141.100, up $0.950

Jan 21 Feeder Cattle closed... 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
$3,712/3,375
First Notice Date
09/24/20
Expiration Date
09/24/20 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Feeder Cattle Sep '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Sep Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 22, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
13,610 (+1,550)
11,931 (+982)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
16,029 (+289)
13,889 (+1,292)
Producers - Long / Short
6,604 (+618)
9,584 (+525)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
5,445 (+329)
786 (-146)
Managed Money - Long / Short
10,594 (-33)
9,755 (+766)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
5,435 (+322)
4,134 (+526)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
136.850 +3.93%
on 09/04/20
143.825 -1.11%
on 08/26/20
-0.845 (-0.59%)
since 08/25/20
3-Month
131.525 +8.14%
on 06/29/20
149.325 -4.75%
on 08/12/20
+7.730 (+5.75%)
since 06/25/20

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2nd Resistance Point 142.683
1st Resistance Point 142.567
Last Price 142.230s
1st Support Level 142.267
2nd Support Level 142.083

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52-Week High 157.200
Last Price 142.230s
Fibonacci 61.8% 139.781
Fibonacci 50% 134.400
Fibonacci 38.2% 129.019
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