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Live Cattle Feb '23 (LEG23)

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Live 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
Live Cattle
Contract Size
40,000 pounds
Tick Size
0.00025 per pound ($10.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
8:30a.m. - 1:05p.m. (Settles 1:00p.m.) CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$400
Margin/Maintenance
$1,760/1,600
First Notice Date
02/06/23 (127 days)
Expiration Date
02/28/23 (149 days)

Seasonal Chart

Live Cattle Feb '23
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Feb Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 27, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
94,742 (-2,256)
153,069 (-8,961)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
112,897 (-7,535)
51,930 (+1,865)
Producers - Long / Short
31,733 (+1,516)
143,953 (-8,375)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
57,494 (-3,374)
3,601 (-188)
Managed Money - Long / Short
88,646 (-6,307)
28,358 (+3,914)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
24,251 (-1,228)
23,572 (-2,049)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
149.600 +0.70%
on 09/29/22
156.175 -3.54%
on 09/20/22
-3.700 (-2.40%)
since 08/30/22
3-Month
148.775 +1.26%
on 07/05/22
156.175 -3.54%
on 09/20/22
+0.750 (+0.50%)
since 06/30/22
52-Week
137.500 +9.56%
on 10/01/21
156.175 -3.54%
on 09/20/22
+13.600 (+9.92%)
since 09/30/21

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LEZ22 : 147.050s (-0.49%)
LEG23 : 150.650s (-0.46%)
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HEG23 : 79.425s (+0.44%)
KMV22 : 98.300s (-0.25%)
Cattle Markets Red at Midday

Front month cattle futures are trading 42 to 97 cents in the red so far for Friday. Feeders are down $2.07 to $2.80 weaker. Thursday’s cash market was mostly light with sales from $143 - $147. The bulk...

LEV22 : 143.275s (-0.59%)
LEZ22 : 147.050s (-0.49%)
LEG23 : 150.650s (-0.46%)
GFV22 : 174.175s (-1.78%)
GFX22 : 174.625s (-1.80%)
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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 152.733
2nd Resistance Point 152.267
1st Resistance Point 151.458
Last Price 150.650s
1st Support Level 150.183
2nd Support Level 149.717
3rd Support Level 148.908

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52-Week High 156.175
Last Price 150.650s
Fibonacci 61.8% 149.041
Fibonacci 50% 146.837
Fibonacci 38.2% 144.634
52-Week Low 137.500

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