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Feeder Cattle Oct '22 (GFV22)

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Feeder Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Market Ends Weaker on Friday

Feeder cattle led the way lower on Friday with losses of as much as $3.20 in the November contract. Fat cattle futures went home with 32 to 85 cent losses as well. For the week, October fats gave back 0.68% and October feeders closed 2.3% lower. USDA called the bulk of Southern cash trade as $143 for the week, consistent with last week, and the bulk of Northern trade at $144-145. The 9/28 CME Feeder Cattle Index dropped $1.52 to $175.94. 

The weekly Commitment of Traders report showed managed money firms were closing longs and adding new shorts for a net 11,148 contract lighter net long of 62,075 contracts. That was a 3-week low. In feeder cattle, CFTC had managed money firms 4,040 contracts more net short to 6,456 contracts. 

Wholesale Boxed Beef prices from the Friday afternoon report showed a $2.33 drop in Choice to $243.75 cwt. (with ribs now below the $400 mark) and a 35 cent bounce to Select to $220.13. USDA estimated the week’s cattle slaughter under federal inspe... 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
10/27/22 (25 days)
Expiration Date
10/27/22 (25 days)

Seasonal Chart

Feeder Cattle Oct '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Oct Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 27, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
13,266 (+135)
7,182 (-1,415)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
12,278 (+440)
17,578 (+3,926)
Producers - Long / Short
7,283 (+463)
4,464 (-992)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
3,730 (+105)
465 (+10)
Managed Money - Long / Short
8,428 (-680)
14,617 (+3,032)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
3,850 (+1,120)
2,961 (+894)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
174.000 +0.10%
on 09/30/22
187.000 -6.86%
on 09/06/22
-9.100 (-4.97%)
since 08/30/22
3-Month
174.000 +0.10%
on 09/30/22
190.200 -8.43%
on 08/17/22
-4.500 (-2.52%)
since 06/30/22

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 181.117
2nd Resistance Point 179.658
1st Resistance Point 176.917
Last Price 174.175s
1st Support Level 172.717
2nd Support Level 171.258
3rd Support Level 168.517

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52-Week High 190.200
Fibonacci 61.8% 182.054
Fibonacci 50% 179.538
Fibonacci 38.2% 177.021
Last Price 174.175s
52-Week Low 168.875

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