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Live Cattle Dec '21 (LEZ21)

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Live Cattle Futures Market News and Commentary

Cattle Market Mixed Heading into COF Report

Live cattle futures were lower on the last trade day of the week, giving back 30 to 47 cents in the front months. Feeder cattle, however, found strength in the afternoon to close 40 to 50 cents higher. Sept feeders were 27 cents red on Friday. Catch up cash business was light on Friday with a few $122 deals reported in the South. USDA cited $124 as the bulk for most cash deals for this week, with dressed mostly $194 - $198. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was $154.04 on 9/23, down by 45 cents. 

CFTC data as of Tuesday showed managed money had sold back 4.4k longs and sold into 6.9k new shorts for an 11,339 contract net swing. That left the group 34,704 contracts net long, which was their weakest net long since November 3rd 2020. In feeder cattle, managed money funds switched to net short by selling 2,705 new contracts. 

The monthly NASS Cattle on Feed report had 11.234 million head as of Sept 1. That was up from 11.074m head in August but was still 1.4% below last year. The... 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
12/06/21 (73 days)
Expiration Date
12/31/21 (98 days)

Seasonal Chart

Live Cattle Dec '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 21, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
125,744 (+49)
162,647 (-7,073)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
93,533 (-3,002)
48,977 (+5,597)
Producers - Long / Short
33,428 (+1,547)
156,499 (-5,831)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
88,373 (-55)
2,205 (+201)
Managed Money - Long / Short
66,757 (-4,255)
34,101 (+6,427)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
26,776 (+1,253)
14,876 (-830)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
125.675 +1.97%
on 09/13/21
137.650 -6.90%
on 08/25/21
-9.250 (-6.73%)
since 08/24/21
3-Month
125.675 +1.97%
on 09/13/21
138.225 -7.29%
on 08/24/21
-3.550 (-2.70%)
since 06/24/21
52-Week
109.025 +17.54%
on 10/20/20
138.225 -7.29%
on 08/24/21
+13.400 (+11.68%)
since 09/24/20

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Cattle Market Mixed Heading into COF Report

Live cattle futures were lower on the last trade day of the week, giving back 30 to 47 cents in the front months. Feeder cattle, however, found strength in the afternoon to close 40 to 50 cents higher....

LEV21 : 122.925s (-0.24%)
LEG22 : 132.625s (-0.24%)
GFU21 : 154.625s (-0.18%)
GFV21 : 157.350s (+0.32%)
Lean Hog Prices Recover on Friday

Friday hog futures trading ended with a rally. Prices closed 5 to 30 cents in the black, while October rallied to close $2.52 higher ahead of the NASS report. USDA’s National Average Base hog price for...

HEV21 : 87.275s (+2.98%)
HEG22 : 79.675s (+0.25%)
KMV21 : 104.200s (+2.33%)
Shootin' The Bull

Live Cattle and Feeder Cattle Markets will have their challenges in next week's trade. The Cattle on Feed report was slightly bearish and open interest in the complex has been decreasing.

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Hogs and Pigs

Hogs and Pigs - 2021-09-24

LHZ21 : 76.800s (+0.39%)
HEZ21 : 76.800s (+0.39%)
YKF22 : 13,640s (+0.22%)
Cattle on Feed

Cattle on Feed - 2021-09-24

FCX21 : 158.575s (+0.30%)
GFX21 : 158.575s (+0.30%)
LCZ21 : 128.150s (-0.37%)
LEZ21 : 128.150s (-0.37%)
Cattle Market Lower ahead of CoF Data

Friday fat cattle trading has the midday board working 45 to 70 cents lower. Futures are still up on the week ahead of the monthly CoF update. USDA cited $124 as the bulk for most cash deals so far this...

LEV21 : 122.925s (-0.24%)
LEG22 : 132.625s (-0.24%)
GFU21 : 154.625s (-0.18%)
GFV21 : 157.350s (+0.32%)
Hog Market Bouncing through Midday

Midday hog futures are off their early session lows, bouncing to 12 to 42 cents in the black. USDA’s National Average Base hog price was 21 cents stronger this morning to $76.93. The CME Lean Hog...

HEV21 : 87.275s (+2.98%)
HEG22 : 79.675s (+0.25%)
KMV21 : 104.200s (+2.33%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 129.467
2nd Resistance Point 129.033
1st Resistance Point 128.592
Last Price 128.150s
1st Support Level 127.717
2nd Support Level 127.283
3rd Support Level 126.842

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52-Week High 138.225
Last Price 128.150s
Fibonacci 61.8% 127.071
Fibonacci 50% 123.625
Fibonacci 38.2% 120.179
52-Week Low 109.025

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