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Lean Hogs Jun '18 (HEM18)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Lean Hogs Market News and Commentary

Lean Hog futures saw limit losses as far out as August, with deferred contracts sharply lower on Tuesday. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 28 cents from the previous day @ $55.74 on February 15. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was down $1.67 on Tuesday afternoon at an average weighted price of $59.91. The national base cash hog carcass value was down 2 cents in the PM report, with a weighted average of $48.23. USDA estimated weekly FI hog slaughter at 957,000 head through Tuesday. That was up 60,000 head from the previous week and 82,000 above the same week last year. There was a recent confirmation of ASF in on 3 farms in Vietnam, along with another case in China.Apr 19 Hogs closed at $56.525, down $3.000,May 19 Hogs closed at $65.450, down $3.000Jun 19 Hogs closed at $73.725, down $3.000 --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
06/14/18
Expiration Date
06/14/18 (expired)

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 29, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
75,356 (+802)
69,092 (-2,335)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
63,594 (+4,790)
63,455 (+8,975)
Producers - Long / Short
19,320 (+2,457)
63,248 (-2,645)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
51,663 (-1,959)
1,471 (+6)
Managed Money - Long / Short
48,592 (+2,501)
48,746 (+9,822)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
15,002 (+2,289)
14,709 (-847)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
72.550 +11.89%
on 05/22/18
81.250 -0.09%
on 06/14/18
+5.025 (+6.60%)
since 05/14/18
3-Month
70.250 +15.55%
on 04/04/18
81.250 -0.09%
on 06/14/18
+2.825 (+3.61%)
since 03/14/18
52-Week
70.250 +15.55%
on 04/04/18
85.850 -5.45%
on 01/09/18
+3.275 (+4.20%)
since 06/14/17

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The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 64% Buy with a Strengthening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Maximum. Long term indicators mostly agree with the trend.

The market is in highly overbought territory. Beware of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 81.325
1st Resistance Point 81.250
Last Price 81.175
1st Support Level 81.100
2nd Support Level 81.025

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52-Week High 85.850
Last Price 81.175
Fibonacci 61.8% 79.891
Fibonacci 50% 78.050
Fibonacci 38.2% 76.209
52-Week Low 70.250

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