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Lean Hogs May '22 (HEK22)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Hog Futures Advance Slows, Cold Storage Stocks Very Tight

Hog futures have rallied more than $10 since Jan 13th’s low, with $0.12 to $1.17 gains on Monday. The back months faded with July only adding a nickel to value and August closing $1.20 in the red. USDA’s National Average Afternoon Base hog price for Monday was $3 higher to $65.69. The CME Lean Hog Index from 1/19 was $76.79 after a 6 cent pullback. 

USDA reported December 31 pork stocks at a 25-yr low of 398.9m lbs in their monthly Cold Storage report. That was the lowest inventory for any month since August of 2010. Belly stocks (used for bacon) were up 56% from November to 39.5m lbs. 

Pork cutout futures were 2 cents to $1.07 weaker yesterday. USDA’s National Pork Carcass Cutout Value for Monday was $2.37 higher to $95.66. USDA estimated FI hog slaughter for Monday at 455,000 head. That compares to 395k last week and 489k during the same Monday last year.  

Feb 22 Hogs  closed at $86.325, up $0.125,

Apr 22 Hogs  closed at $95.325, up $0.375

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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
05/13/22 (108 days)
Expiration Date
05/13/22 (108 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 18, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
83,993 (+4,157)
116,876 (+2,101)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
81,054 (-2,145)
32,749 (+204)
Producers - Long / Short
11,642 (+1,715)
104,046 (+978)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
66,126 (+1,639)
6,605 (+320)
Managed Money - Long / Short
61,081 (+209)
14,472 (+934)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
19,973 (-2,354)
18,277 (-730)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
89.025 +11.96%
on 01/11/22
100.000 -0.32%
on 01/24/22
+8.475 (+9.29%)
since 12/23/21
3-Month
83.125 +19.91%
on 10/28/21
100.000 -0.32%
on 01/24/22
+14.700 (+17.30%)
since 10/22/21
52-Week
79.125 +25.97%
on 01/25/21
100.000 -0.32%
on 01/24/22
+20.050 (+25.18%)
since 01/22/21

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HEG22 : 86.725 (+0.46%)
HEK22 : 100.275 (+0.60%)
KMG22 : 96.075s (-0.03%)
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HEG22 : 86.725 (+0.46%)
HEK22 : 100.275 (+0.60%)
KMG22 : 96.075s (-0.03%)
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Hogs Continuing Higher

Lean hog prices are another $0.67 to $1.27 stronger on the rally to new contract highs through Monday’s midday. For May, that new LOC high is now in the $100s. August futures are the outlier with a midday...

HEG22 : 86.725 (+0.46%)
HEK22 : 100.275 (+0.60%)
KMG22 : 96.075s (-0.03%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 102.450
2nd Resistance Point 101.225
1st Resistance Point 100.450
Last Price 100.275
1st Support Level 98.450
2nd Support Level 97.225
3rd Support Level 96.450

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Last Price 100.275
52-Week High 100.000
Fibonacci 61.8% 92.026
Fibonacci 50% 89.563
Fibonacci 38.2% 87.099
52-Week Low 79.125

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