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Feeder Cattle Sep '21 (GFU21)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Market Mixed at Midday

Fat cattle futures are extending Monday givebacks with midday losses of 12 to 32 cents. Feeders are trading higher through midday, bouncing back with $0.30 to $1.12 gains. USDA noted light Monday trades in the WCB with a few sales at $122 and $193 dressed. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was $154.04 on 9/23, down by 45 cents. 

Wholesale Boxed Beef prices were mixed again in the morning update tightening the spread to $26.36. Choice was 33 cents weaker while Select was up $1.63 to $276.01 cwt. USDA estimated Monday’s FI cattle slaughter at 119,000 head. That is even with last week and up 3k from the same Monday last year. 

Oct 21 Cattle  are at $122.200, down $0.200,

Feb 22 Cattle  are at $132.275, down $0.125,

Sep 21 Feeder Cattle  are at $154.550, up $0.300

Oct 21 Feeder Cattle  are at $155.875, up $1.100

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
$3,190/2,900
First Notice Date
09/30/21 (2 days)
Expiration Date
09/30/21 (2 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 21, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
12,823 (+1,091)
8,383 (+413)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
12,584 (+127)
13,300 (+1,730)
Producers - Long / Short
7,101 (+950)
6,165 (+26)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
4,553 (-105)
1,049 (+141)
Managed Money - Long / Short
8,940 (+24)
10,490 (+2,669)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
3,644 (+103)
2,810 (-939)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
151.500 +1.91%
on 09/13/21
165.400 -6.65%
on 08/30/21
-10.250 (-6.23%)
since 08/27/21
3-Month
151.500 +1.91%
on 09/13/21
169.525 -8.92%
on 08/23/21
-4.675 (-2.94%)
since 06/28/21
52-Week
135.825 +13.68%
on 10/19/20
169.525 -8.92%
on 08/23/21
+8.975 (+6.17%)
since 09/28/20

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 155.333
2nd Resistance Point 155.067
1st Resistance Point 154.658
Last Price 154.400s
1st Support Level 153.983
2nd Support Level 153.717
3rd Support Level 153.308

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52-Week High 169.525
Fibonacci 61.8% 156.652
Last Price 154.400s
Fibonacci 50% 152.675
Fibonacci 38.2% 148.698
52-Week Low 135.825

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