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Feeder Cattle Pit Jan '23 (FCF23)

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Feeder Cattle (Pit) Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Fade into Weekend

Feeder cattle closed off their lows, which had the front months down by triple digits, but still lower by 80 to 95 cents across the front months. Fat cattle were also red on Friday, but limited the pullback to 30 cents in the front months. For the week, Dec cattle were UNCH and Jan were 72 cents lower. Jan feeder cattle closed $2.47 below last Friday. USDA confirmed 55k head of cash cattle were sold in a push of business before the holiday. TX sales were $4-5 higher mostly near $154-155, KS was shown $3-5 higher from $154-155, NE sales were $156-158 and dressed sales were mostly near $245 on Wednesday. The 11/21 Feeder Cattle Index from CME was flat at $174.64. 

USDA’s weekly Export Sales report showed 12,886 MT of beef was sold during the week that ended 11/17. That was a 4% drop wk/wk and was 2/3 of the same week last year. Exports were 17.2k MT for the week, bringing the YTD total to 842,522 MT. That remains at a record pace and 2.2% ahead of last year's previous record.  Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Feeder Cattle [Pit]
Contract Size
50,000 pounds
Tick Size
0.00025 per pound ($12.50 per contract)
Trading Hours
8:30a.m. - 1:02p.m. CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$500
Expiration Date
01/26/23 (60 days)

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Feeder Cattle Pit Jan '23
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Pit Contracts
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
177.025 +0.72%
on 11/15/22
182.625 -2.37%
on 11/21/22
-1.950 (-1.08%)
since 10/25/22
3-Month
174.275 +2.31%
on 10/10/22
187.475 -4.89%
on 09/06/22
-9.500 (-5.06%)
since 08/25/22

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Feeder cattle closed off their lows, which had the front months down by triple digits, but still lower by 80 to 95 cents across the front months. Fat cattle were also red on Friday, but limited the pullback...

LEZ22 : 153.075s (-0.18%)
LEG23 : 155.125s (-0.19%)
LEJ23 : 158.975s (-0.09%)
GFF23 : 178.300s (-0.53%)
GFH23 : 181.550s (-0.44%)
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HEZ22 : 83.775s (-0.21%)
HEJ23 : 94.025s (-0.61%)
KMZ22 : 92.200s (-1.07%)
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Hogs Firm at Midday

So far for the shorter Friday session, the lean hog futures market is 27 to 45 cents higher. The USDA National Average Base Hog Price was down 84 cents to $86.61. The CME Lean Hog Index for 11/18 was $86.97,...

HEZ22 : 83.775s (-0.21%)
HEJ23 : 94.025s (-0.61%)
KMZ22 : 92.200s (-1.07%)
Red Midday in Cattle Market

So far for Friday the cattle futures market is down 10 to 35 cents, despite the strong cash market on Wednesday. USDA confirmed 55k head of cash cattle were sold in a push of business before the holiday....

LEZ22 : 153.075s (-0.18%)
LEG23 : 155.125s (-0.19%)
LEJ23 : 158.975s (-0.09%)
GFF23 : 178.300s (-0.53%)
GFH23 : 181.550s (-0.44%)
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Cattle Slid into Thanksgiving

Cattle futures settled with $0.42 to $1 losses ahead of the Thanksgiving break. Futures trading will resume with a normal start and early close today. Much of the cash trade for the week was concluded...

LEZ22 : 153.075s (-0.18%)
LEG23 : 155.125s (-0.19%)
LEJ23 : 158.975s (-0.09%)
GFF23 : 178.300s (-0.53%)
GFH23 : 181.550s (-0.44%)
Lean Hog Futures Faded on Wednesday

Front month lean hog futures ended Wednesday with losses. Feb was down the most with a $1.27 give back, and sits at a net 75 cent loss for the week to date. The other front months were 17 to 95 cents lower...

HEZ22 : 83.775s (-0.21%)
HEJ23 : 94.025s (-0.61%)
KMZ22 : 92.200s (-1.07%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 178.300
2nd Resistance Point 178.300
1st Resistance Point 178.300
Last Price 178.300s
1st Support Level 178.300
2nd Support Level 178.300
3rd Support Level 178.300

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52-Week High 191.275
Fibonacci 61.8% 183.635
Fibonacci 50% 181.275
Fibonacci 38.2% 178.915
Last Price 178.300s
52-Week Low 171.275

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