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Live Cattle Oct '22 (LEV22)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Recover on Thursday

Front month fat cattle futures were 37 to 57 cents higher on the day. For Dec that took the contract back to $152.42 – relative to the $152-156 cash market. USDA confirmed some Southern trade near $154 on Thursday, but the Southern deals remain limited for the week. Northern trade was mostly near $156 this week. Front month feeder cattle futures closed $1.75 to $2.57 in the black. The 12/07 CME Feeder Cattle Index was 21 cents higher to $179.23. 

USDA’s Export Sales report tallied beef bookings at just 1,601 MT for 2022, as we near the end of the year. Sales for 2023, however, were a large 16,349 MT. Shipments were 16,864 MT, taking the full year’s total to 875k MT.

Wholesale Boxed Beef prices were mixed in the Thursday PM report, with Choice down by $1.68 to Select’s $0.78 cent increase. USDA estimated the week’s FI cattle slaughter at 508k head through Thursday. That is down 4k head from last week’s pace by up by 21k head from the same week last year. 

 

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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
10/10/22
Expiration Date
10/31/22 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 29, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
95,838 (-2,306)
148,360 (-2,448)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
106,265 (-213)
52,231 (+1,268)
Producers - Long / Short
36,844 (+709)
141,583 (+500)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
54,798 (-215)
2,581 (-148)
Managed Money - Long / Short
86,738 (+805)
27,993 (+2,910)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
19,527 (-1,018)
24,238 (-1,642)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
143.725 +2.12%
on 10/03/22
151.900 -3.37%
on 10/27/22
+3.500 (+2.44%)
since 09/30/22
3-Month
141.875 +3.45%
on 08/02/22
151.900 -3.37%
on 10/27/22
+4.550 (+3.20%)
since 07/29/22
52-Week
133.600 +9.86%
on 11/01/21
151.900 -3.37%
on 10/27/22
+12.600 (+9.39%)
since 10/29/21

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Barchart Trading Guide

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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 153.275
2nd Resistance Point 151.975
1st Resistance Point 149.375
Last Price 146.775s
1st Support Level 145.475
2nd Support Level 144.175
3rd Support Level 141.575

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52-Week High 151.900
Last Price 146.775s
Fibonacci 61.8% 144.909
Fibonacci 50% 142.750
Fibonacci 38.2% 140.591
52-Week Low 133.600

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