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Feeder Cattle Aug '21 (GFQ21)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Lower out of Weekend

Front month live cattle futures are trading $0.55 to $0.70 lower so far. USDA reported cash trade from $123 - $126 this week, though the bulk of TX sales were $124 with $123 - $124 in KS and $125 in NE. Feeder cattle futures are firmer with Sept UNCH so far and the deferreds within 25 cents of UNCH. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was back up by 58 cents to $154.60. 

Chinese State Customs data showed August beef imports were 190k MT. That was up 2.3% from August 2020, and left the calendar total at 1.52 MMT – up 9.1%. 

Wholesale Boxed Beef prices were back up in the AM report, as Choice was up $1.20 and Select was 56 cents stronger. Federally inspected cattle slaughter for the week through Saturday was estimated at 660,000 head. 

Oct 21 Cattle  are at $122.125, down $0.675,

Feb 22 Cattle  are at $131.050, down $0.500,

Sep 21 Feeder Cattle  are at $154.875, UNCH

Oct 21 Feeder Cattle  are at $156.325, down $0.050

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
$3,190/2,900
First Notice Date
08/26/21
Expiration Date
08/26/21 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Feeder Cattle Aug '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Aug Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 14, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
11,732 (+2)
7,970 (-1,410)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
12,457 (-4,023)
11,570 (+342)
Producers - Long / Short
6,151 (+446)
6,139 (-1,001)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
4,658 (-56)
908 (-21)
Managed Money - Long / Short
8,916 (-4,041)
7,821 (+2,022)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
3,541 (+18)
3,749 (-1,680)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
156.550 +1.81%
on 08/18/21
161.025 -1.02%
on 07/28/21
-1.310 (-0.82%)
since 07/27/21
3-Month
145.100 +9.85%
on 06/01/21
163.150 -2.30%
on 07/26/21
+6.540 (+4.28%)
since 05/27/21
52-Week
134.800 +18.24%
on 10/19/20
163.150 -2.30%
on 07/26/21
+17.565 (+12.38%)
since 08/27/20

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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 159.390
2nd Resistance Point 159.390
1st Resistance Point 159.390
Last Price 159.390s
1st Support Level 159.390
2nd Support Level 159.390
3rd Support Level 159.390

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52-Week High 163.150
Last Price 159.390s
Fibonacci 61.8% 152.320
Fibonacci 50% 148.975
Fibonacci 38.2% 145.630
52-Week Low 134.800

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