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Feeder Cattle Aug '23 (GFQ23)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Pushing Higher Through Midday

Live cattle futures are posting 30 cent to $1.15 stronger trade at midday. Last week’s cash trade was 187-188.50 across the south last week, down $1 to 50 cents higher from the previous week. In the north, trade was $196-198, steady to down $2 from the week prior. Feeder cattle futures are trading with 80 cent to $1.25 gains on Tuesday. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was down $2.40 on July 19 at $256.67. Monday’s OKC Feeder Cattle auction showed 4,000 head sold, compared to 6,212 head last week and 6,683 head last year, with demand noted as good and price action steady to $4 higher.

USDA wholesale Boxed Beef prices were mixed in the Tuesday AM report, with Choice boxes back up 35 cents to $313.79/cwt and Select products 18 cents lower at $298.15. The Chc/Sel spread is at $15.64. USDA estimated Monday’s FI slaughter at 115,000 head. That was 3,000 head below last week and 7,865 head behind the same Monday last year.

Aug 24 Live Cattle  are at $185.050, up $1.125,

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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
$4,537/4,125
First Notice Date
08/31/23
Expiration Date
09/01/23 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jul 16, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
17,423 (+404)
9,119 (+387)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
11,667 (+694)
15,514 (-231)
Producers - Long / Short
13,412 (+424)
7,692 (-2)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
3,029 (-96)
445 (+313)
Managed Money - Long / Short
8,806 (+577)
5,595 (-429)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
2,861 (+117)
9,919 (+198)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
243.400 +2.27%
on 08/17/23
250.950 -0.80%
on 08/29/23
+0.455 (+0.18%)
since 08/01/23
3-Month
226.700 +9.81%
on 06/21/23
251.300 -0.94%
on 07/12/23
+7.280 (+3.01%)
since 06/01/23
52-Week
193.850 +28.41%
on 10/10/22
251.300 -0.94%
on 07/12/23
+49.680 (+24.93%)
since 09/01/22

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GFU24 : 258.600s (+0.82%)
GFV24 : 258.425s (+0.85%)
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LEQ24 : 186.300s (+1.29%)
LEV24 : 186.125s (+0.83%)
LEZ24 : 187.400s (+0.74%)
GFQ24 : 258.750s (+0.92%)
GFU24 : 258.600s (+0.82%)
GFV24 : 258.425s (+0.85%)
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Lean hogs closed out the Monday session with contracts up 80 cents to $1.42. The USDA National Base Hog price was reported at $84.04 on Monday afternoon, up $1.62 from the day prior. The CME Lean Hog Index...

HEQ24 : 93.650 (+1.38%)
HEV24 : 77.125s (+1.51%)
HEZ24 : 69.425s (+2.17%)
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LEQ24 : 186.300s (+1.29%)
LEV24 : 186.125s (+0.83%)
LEZ24 : 187.400s (+0.74%)
GFQ24 : 258.750s (+0.92%)
GFU24 : 258.600s (+0.82%)
GFV24 : 258.425s (+0.85%)
Hogs See Front Month Strength Led Higher with Support from the Pork Cutout

Lean hogs closed out the Monday session with contracts up 80 cents to $1.42. The USDA National Base Hog price was reported at $84.04 on Monday afternoon, up $1.62 from the day prior. The CME Lean Hog Index...

HEQ24 : 93.650 (+1.38%)
HEV24 : 77.125s (+1.51%)
HEZ24 : 69.425s (+2.17%)
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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 248.930
2nd Resistance Point 248.930
1st Resistance Point 248.930
Last Price 248.930s
1st Support Level 248.930
2nd Support Level 248.930
3rd Support Level 248.930

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52-Week High 251.300
Last Price 248.930s
Fibonacci 61.8% 229.354
Fibonacci 50% 222.575
Fibonacci 38.2% 215.796
52-Week Low 193.850

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