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Lean Hogs Jun '24 (HEM24)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Hogs Leak Lower into Weekend

Lean hogs were hanging around UNCH at midday, but tipped lower into the close.  Changes for the day were 25 lower to 2 cents higher. USDA’s National Average Base Hog negotiated price was reported at $86.84 in the Friday PM report, a drop of $1.63 on the week. The CME Lean Hog Index was down another 5 cents on May 22 at $91.77. 

The monthly Cold Storage report showed some building of pork stocks in during April, up 1.19% on the month at 501.279 million lbs. That was down 11.66% from a year ago, compared to the 13.26% yr/yr drop at the end of March.

USDA’s National Pork Carcass Cutout Value was back up 45 cents in the Friday afternoon print at $99.14. The belly was down $2.64, with the loin 20 cents lower and rib down 45 cents. All other primals were reported higher. USDA estimated Friday’s federally inspected hog slaughter at 451,000 head, with the WTD total at 2.373 million head through Saturday. That is down 31,000 head from the week prior but 17,942 head above the same... 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
$1,650/1,500
First Notice Date
06/14/24 (18 days)
Expiration Date
06/14/24 (18 days)

Seasonal Chart

Lean Hogs Jun '24
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jun Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 21, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
104,293 (+3,102)
121,423 (-6,212)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
84,630 (-8,763)
61,768 (+416)
Producers - Long / Short
19,555 (+894)
103,875 (-5,700)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
76,015 (+1,868)
8,825 (-852)
Managed Money - Long / Short
61,472 (-8,357)
17,301 (+4,574)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
23,158 (-406)
44,467 (-4,158)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
94.050 +0.24%
on 05/24/24
106.900 -11.81%
on 04/25/24
-13.175 (-12.26%)
since 04/24/24
3-Month
94.050 +0.24%
on 05/24/24
109.650 -14.02%
on 04/10/24
-5.100 (-5.13%)
since 02/23/24
52-Week
87.550 +7.68%
on 01/02/24
109.650 -14.02%
on 04/10/24
+3.275 (+3.60%)
since 05/24/23

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 95.450
2nd Resistance Point 95.125
1st Resistance Point 94.700
Last Price 94.275s
1st Support Level 93.950
2nd Support Level 93.625
3rd Support Level 93.200

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52-Week High 109.650
Fibonacci 61.8% 101.208
Fibonacci 50% 98.600
Fibonacci 38.2% 95.992
Last Price 94.275s
52-Week Low 87.550

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