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Feeder Cattle Mar '23 (GFH23)

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Feeder Cattle 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
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
03/30/23 (123 days)
Expiration Date
03/30/23 (123 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 15, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
16,615 (+594)
11,278 (+849)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
13,896 (+275)
19,551 (+1,406)
Producers - Long / Short
9,421 (+464)
6,925 (+495)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
3,273 (-50)
432 (+174)
Managed Money - Long / Short
10,118 (+825)
16,710 (+1,064)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
3,778 (-550)
2,841 (+342)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
179.175 +1.33%
on 11/15/22
185.350 -2.05%
on 11/21/22
-0.450 (-0.25%)
since 10/25/22
3-Month
175.250 +3.59%
on 10/10/22
189.875 -4.38%
on 09/09/22
-8.125 (-4.28%)
since 08/25/22

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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...

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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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%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 184.000
2nd Resistance Point 183.450
1st Resistance Point 182.500
Last Price 181.550s
1st Support Level 181.000
2nd Support Level 180.450
3rd Support Level 179.500

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52-Week High 192.625
Fibonacci 61.8% 184.775
Fibonacci 50% 182.350
Last Price 181.550s
Fibonacci 38.2% 179.925
52-Week Low 172.075

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