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Lean Hogs Feb '22 (HEG22)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Hogs Sharply Higher As Cutout Futures Also Gained

Front month lean hog futures closed the Friday session with gains of $1.97 to $3.12. Feb and April led the way each with $3+ gains. USDA’s National Average Afternoon Base hog price for Friday was $2.49 weaker to $63.84. The CME Lean Hog Index from 1/12 was 46 cents weaker at $74.60.  

CoT data showed managed money funds were 6,870 contracts less net long in lean hogs during the week that ended 1/11. That left the group 48,804 contracts net long, and was driven mainly by long liquidation.

Pork cutout futures were also up by triple digits on Friday, having gained $2.32 to $3.27. are also up triple digits. USDA’s National Pork Carcass Cutout Value backed off on Friday, as hams pulled back by $18.09. The cutout was $6.21 weaker to $89.7 in the PM update. USDA estimated FI hog slaughter at 2.4070m head for the week through Saturday. That trails last week by 161k head and last year by 237k head. YTD slaughter is trailing 2021’s pace by 825k head.  

Feb 22 Hogs  closed at... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Lean Hogs
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
$2,090/1,900
First Notice Date
02/14/22 (27 days)
Expiration Date
02/14/22 (27 days)

Seasonal Chart

Lean Hogs Feb '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Feb Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 11, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
79,836 (+1,114)
114,775 (-5,343)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
83,199 (-2,704)
32,545 (+3,031)
Producers - Long / Short
9,927 (+1,075)
103,068 (-3,269)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
64,487 (+2,232)
6,285 (+119)
Managed Money - Long / Short
60,872 (-3,907)
13,538 (+2,743)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
22,327 (+1,203)
19,007 (+288)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
77.050 +5.16%
on 01/13/22
84.650 -4.28%
on 12/27/21
+0.225 (+0.28%)
since 12/17/21
3-Month
74.050 +9.42%
on 10/28/21
84.675 -4.31%
on 11/26/21
-0.750 (-0.92%)
since 10/18/21
52-Week
71.400 +13.48%
on 01/19/21
90.975 -10.94%
on 06/10/21
+9.350 (+13.04%)
since 01/15/21

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Hogs Sharply Higher As Cutout Futures Also Gained

Front month lean hog futures closed the Friday session with gains of $1.97 to $3.12. Feb and April led the way each with $3+ gains. USDA’s National Average Afternoon Base hog price for Friday was $2.49...

HEG22 : 80.975 (+0.09%)
HEK22 : 93.950 (+0.32%)
KMG22 : 93.750 (-0.05%)
Cattle Futures Up On Friday, CFTC Confirms Long Liquidation Earlier

Front month live cattle futures ended the session with gains of $0.55 to $1.15. Cash trade for the week picked up after light action during the past few holiday weeks. Sales were wide ranging early from...

LEG22 : 137.700 (-0.20%)
LEM22 : 137.225 (-0.29%)
GFF22 : 161.525 (-0.72%)
GFH22 : 165.650 (-0.44%)
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Hogs Rally into Extended Weekend

Front month lean hog futures closed the Friday session with gains of $1.97 to $3.12. Feb and April led the way each with $3+ gains. The market will be closed on Monday in recognition of Martin Luther King...

HEG22 : 80.975 (+0.09%)
HEK22 : 93.950 (+0.32%)
KMG22 : 93.750 (-0.05%)
Cattle Market Rallies into Weekend

Front month live cattle futures ended the session with gains of $0.55 to $1.15. Cash trade for the week picked up after light action during the past few holiday weeks. Sales were wide ranging early from...

LEG22 : 137.700 (-0.20%)
LEM22 : 137.225 (-0.29%)
GFF22 : 161.525 (-0.72%)
GFH22 : 165.650 (-0.44%)
Shootin' the Bull

In my opinion, the cattle market is believed seeing a wall of worry being built in front of it. 

Cattle Market Higher for Midday

Midday cattle prices are trading higher, with triple digit gains for Feb and April. Feeder cattle prices are 20 to 32 cents stronger as well. USDA has seen cash trade from $134 to $138 for the week calling...

LEG22 : 137.700 (-0.20%)
LEM22 : 137.225 (-0.29%)
GFF22 : 161.525 (-0.72%)
GFH22 : 165.650 (-0.44%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 84.592
2nd Resistance Point 82.933
1st Resistance Point 81.917
Last Price 80.950
1st Support Level 79.242
2nd Support Level 77.583
3rd Support Level 76.567

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52-Week High 90.975
Fibonacci 61.8% 83.497
Fibonacci 50% 81.188
Last Price 80.950
Fibonacci 38.2% 78.878
52-Week Low 71.400

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