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Feeder Cattle Jan '23 (GFF23)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Friday Gains Leave Cattle Stronger for the Week

Live cattle futures ended the last trade day of the week 30 to 47 cents higher. That kept futures higher from Friday to Friday, with Dec settling up by 27 cents and Feb up by 75 cents. USDA reported some moderate Friday action in the North mostly at $157. The week’s cash trade was mostly $155 in the South and $157 in the North. Feeder cattle ended the Friday session off their highs after printing triple digit gains earlier in the session. Jan held on for a $1.37 gain, while the other nearby contracts settled 72 to 97 cents higher. For the week, Jan feeders closed up by $4.15. The 12/01 CME Feeder Cattle Index was $179.03, up by 63 cents. 

CFTC’s weekly Commitment of Traders report showed cattle spec traders were selling during the week that ended 11/29. The 3.4k new spec shorts weakened their net long to 59,844 contracts. In feeders, managed money firms were 4,682 contracts more net short driven by another round of new selling. At the 11/29 close, the spec funds were 8,236 con... 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
01/26/23 (54 days)
Expiration Date
01/26/23 (54 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 29, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
17,457 (+1,068)
9,552 (-1,071)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
12,133 (-80)
20,122 (+4,230)
Producers - Long / Short
10,261 (+921)
5,012 (-1,164)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
3,337 (+71)
681 (+17)
Managed Money - Long / Short
8,639 (-1,053)
17,259 (+3,501)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
3,494 (+973)
2,863 (+729)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
176.325 +3.47%
on 11/15/22
183.075 -0.34%
on 11/21/22
+2.450 (+1.36%)
since 11/02/22
3-Month
173.350 +5.25%
on 10/10/22
188.250 -3.08%
on 09/06/22
-4.625 (-2.47%)
since 09/02/22

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Feeders Rallied Thursday

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LEJ23 : 159.575s (+0.20%)
GFF23 : 182.450s (+0.76%)
GFH23 : 185.275s (+0.53%)
Hogs with Gains into the Week’s Last Trade Day

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HEZ22 : 82.425s (-0.84%)
HEJ23 : 95.825s (+1.67%)
KMZ22 : 89.825s (-0.91%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 185.317
2nd Resistance Point 184.133
1st Resistance Point 183.292
Last Price 182.450s
1st Support Level 181.267
2nd Support Level 180.083
3rd Support Level 179.242

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52-Week High 191.500
Fibonacci 61.8% 183.583
Last Price 182.450s
Fibonacci 50% 181.137
Fibonacci 38.2% 178.692
52-Week Low 170.775

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