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Live Cattle Oct '21 (LEV21)

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Live 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
Live Cattle
Contract Size
40,000 pounds
Tick Size
0.00025 per pound ($10.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
8:30a.m. - 1:05p.m. (Settles 1:00p.m.) CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$400
Margin/Maintenance
$1,760/1,600
First Notice Date
10/04/21 (6 days)
Expiration Date
10/29/21 (31 days)

Seasonal Chart

Live Cattle Oct '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Oct Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 21, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
125,744 (+49)
162,647 (-7,073)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
93,533 (-3,002)
48,977 (+5,597)
Producers - Long / Short
33,428 (+1,547)
156,499 (-5,831)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
88,373 (-55)
2,205 (+201)
Managed Money - Long / Short
66,757 (-4,255)
34,101 (+6,427)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
26,776 (+1,253)
14,876 (-830)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
120.850 +0.95%
on 09/13/21
129.325 -5.66%
on 08/30/21
-7.125 (-5.52%)
since 08/27/21
3-Month
120.850 +0.95%
on 09/13/21
132.850 -8.17%
on 08/24/21
-5.525 (-4.33%)
since 06/28/21
52-Week
105.200 +15.97%
on 10/20/20
132.850 -8.17%
on 08/24/21
+11.175 (+10.08%)
since 09/28/20

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 123.025
2nd Resistance Point 122.750
1st Resistance Point 122.375
Last Price 122.000s
1st Support Level 121.725
2nd Support Level 121.450
3rd Support Level 121.075

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52-Week High 132.850
Fibonacci 61.8% 122.288
Last Price 122.000s
Fibonacci 50% 119.025
Fibonacci 38.2% 115.762
52-Week Low 105.200

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