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Lean Hogs Feb '18 (HEG18)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary


Lean Hog futures saw most contracts 25 to $1.05 lower on Monday, while front month Dec was up 47.5 cents. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 23 cents from the previous day @ $55.96 on December 6. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was down 98 cents at $72.65. The national base cash hog carcass value was down 49 cents to a weighted average of $47.35. Monday’s USDA estimated FI hog slaughter totaled 479,000 head, 12,000 head larger than last week and 15,000 head above a year ago. Specs in lean hog futures and options trimmed their CFTC net long position by just 954 contracts in the week ending December 4, to 39,369 contracts. --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Lean Hogs
Contract Size
40,000 pounds
Tick Size
0.025 cents per pound ($10.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
8:30a.m. - 1:05p.m. CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$400
Margin/Maintenance
$1,485/1,350
First Notice Date
02/14/18
Expiration Date
02/14/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Lean Hogs Feb '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Feb Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 27, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
84,770 (+346)
89,905 (+2,591)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
69,073 (-3,002)
49,288 (-3,476)
Producers - Long / Short
15,236 (+1,562)
77,863 (+4,797)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
59,981 (+679)
2,489 (-311)
Managed Money - Long / Short
59,787 (-2,686)
18,565 (-1,810)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
9,286 (-316)
30,723 (-1,666)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
71.525 +2.76%
on 01/23/18
75.900 -3.16%
on 02/05/18
+1.925 (+2.69%)
since 01/12/18
3-Month
66.250 +10.94%
on 12/14/17
75.900 -3.16%
on 02/05/18
+6.000 (+8.89%)
since 11/14/17
52-Week
60.550 +21.39%
on 08/30/17
75.900 -3.16%
on 02/05/18
+6.850 (+10.28%)
since 02/14/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 48% Buy with a Strengthening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Average. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 73.633
1st Resistance Point 73.567
Last Price 73.500s
1st Support Level 73.392
2nd Support Level 73.283

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52-Week High 75.900
Last Price 73.500s
Fibonacci 61.8% 70.036
Fibonacci 50% 68.225
Fibonacci 38.2% 66.414
52-Week Low 60.550

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