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Feeder Cattle Nov '22 (GFX22)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Rallying Triple Digits

Fat cattle futures are trading with triple digit gains through April ’23. The deferred contracts are also 0.3% to 0.5% higher so far. Feeders are trading mixed but mostly higher within 20 cents of UNCH. USDA confirmed some Southern trade near $154 on Thursday, but the Southern deals remain limited for the week. Northern trade was mostly near $156 this week. The 12/07 CME Feeder Cattle Index was 21 cents higher to $179.23. 

Wholesale Boxed Beef prices are higher in USDA’s AM report, with Choice 66 cents stronger and Select 71 cents stronger for a $26.68 Chc/Sel spread. USDA estimated the week’s FI cattle slaughter at 508k head through Thursday. That is down 4k head from last week’s pace by up by 21k head from the same week last year. 

 

Dec 22 Cattle  are at $153.700, up $1.275,

Feb 23 Cattle  are at $155.400, up $1.475,

April 23 Cattle  are at $159.225, up $1.175,

Jan 23 Feeder Cattle  are at $183.725, up $0.250

Mar 23 Feeder Cattle  are at... 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
$3,315/2,850
First Notice Date
11/17/22
Expiration Date
11/17/22 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Feeder Cattle Nov '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Nov Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Dec 6, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
16,533 (-924)
10,114 (+562)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
12,507 (+374)
15,617 (-4,505)
Producers - Long / Short
9,449 (-812)
5,633 (+621)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
3,274 (-63)
671 (-10)
Managed Money - Long / Short
8,731 (+92)
13,603 (-3,656)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
3,776 (+282)
2,014 (-849)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
175.300 +0.03%
on 11/16/22
179.775 -2.46%
on 10/24/22
-2.465 (-1.39%)
since 10/18/22
3-Month
172.100 +1.89%
on 10/10/22
190.000 -7.71%
on 08/19/22
-14.140 (-7.46%)
since 08/18/22

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 175.360
2nd Resistance Point 175.360
1st Resistance Point 175.360
Last Price 175.360s
1st Support Level 175.360
2nd Support Level 175.360
3rd Support Level 175.360

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52-Week High 191.425
Fibonacci 61.8% 183.565
Fibonacci 50% 181.138
Fibonacci 38.2% 178.710
Last Price 175.360s
52-Week Low 170.850

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