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Lean Hogs Jul '18 (HEN18)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Hogs Limit Lower on Friday

Lean Hog futures posted limit losses in the front months on Friday. Tuesday will show expanded limits of $4.50. On the week, June futures lost 6.44%. The CME Lean Hog Index was up 2 cents from the previous day @ $84.36 on May 22. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up 65 cents at $83.27 on Friday afternoon. The national average base hog was down a sharp $2.51 on Friday, at an average weighted price of $77.97. Estimated FI hog slaughter is 2.325 million head through Saturday. That was 46,000 head below the previous week and 35,000 above the same week last year. According to state media, China is progressing in finding an ASF vaccine, as they start working on clinical trials. There is no time table as of yet. Jun 19 Hogs closed at $86.425, down $3.000, Jul 19 Hogs closed at $87.950, down $3.000 Aug 19 Hogs closed at $89.300, 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. (Settles 1:00p.m.) CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$400
Margin/Maintenance
$2,420/2,200
First Notice Date
07/16/18
Expiration Date
07/16/18 (expired)

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 21, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
99,956 (+2,939)
164,771 (+2,472)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
110,030 (+1,371)
45,168 (+2,073)
Producers - Long / Short
28,106 (+3,274)
152,336 (+4,512)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
63,425 (+1,636)
4,010 (-69)
Managed Money - Long / Short
71,409 (+2,825)
17,783 (+973)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
38,621 (-1,454)
27,385 (+1,100)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
77.975 +2.28%
on 06/25/18
84.075 -5.14%
on 07/03/18
-1.975 (-2.42%)
since 06/15/18
3-Month
74.975 +6.37%
on 05/22/18
84.075 -5.14%
on 07/03/18
+1.075 (+1.37%)
since 04/16/18
52-Week
72.000 +10.76%
on 04/04/18
85.575 -6.81%
on 01/25/18
+3.050 (+3.98%)
since 07/14/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 16% Buy with a Weakest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

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

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 80.133
1st Resistance Point 79.942
Last Price 79.750s
1st Support Level 79.642
2nd Support Level 79.533

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52-Week High 85.575
Fibonacci 61.8% 80.389
Last Price 79.750s
Fibonacci 50% 78.787
Fibonacci 38.2% 77.186
52-Week Low 72.000

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