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Lean Hogs Aug '22 (HEQ22)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Mixed Close for Hog Market

Friday trading left the lean hog futures market mixed by the bell. The 2022 delivery months ended in the black, led by October, as the board added to the nearby premium. Deferred hog futures ended UNCH to 20 cents lower. The USDA’s National Average Base Hog price was $124.43 for Friday afternoon after another $2.76 drop. The 8/3 CME Lean Hog Index was 67 cents higher to $121.61.  

The CoT report showed lean hog spec traders were adding positions through the week that ended 8/2. The buyers offset the new sellers for a 5,675 contract stronger net long of 56,750. 

Monthly Census data showed June pork exports were 531.1m lbs. That was the second most for the month, behind last year’s record 563.8m, and took the full year total to 3.15 billion lbs. 

Front month pork cutout futures closed Friday mostly in the red, as October ended 42 cents stronger to the 22 to 77 cent losses in the other nearbys. USDA’s National Pork Carcass Cutout Value for Friday afternoon was 23 cent... 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
$1,925/1,750
First Notice Date
08/12/22 (5 days)
Expiration Date
08/12/22 (5 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 2, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
75,563 (+2,489)
107,423 (+7,167)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
86,616 (+7,594)
46,899 (+3,298)
Producers - Long / Short
18,581 (+245)
101,511 (+7,571)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
51,720 (+2,646)
650 (-2)
Managed Money - Long / Short
72,767 (+7,513)
17,769 (+2,073)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
13,849 (+81)
29,130 (+1,225)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
106.450 +13.50%
on 07/11/22
121.700 -0.72%
on 08/03/22
+14.875 (+14.04%)
since 07/05/22
3-Month
98.650 +22.48%
on 05/12/22
121.700 -0.72%
on 08/03/22
+11.675 (+10.70%)
since 05/05/22
52-Week
85.025 +42.11%
on 09/15/21
123.650 -2.28%
on 03/31/22
+29.600 (+32.45%)
since 08/05/21

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Mixed Midday in Hog Market

Nearby lean hog futures are trading 17 to 97 cents in the black. The deferred contracts are in the red with losses of as much as a dime as the spread to August widens. The USDA’s National Average Base...

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Thursday Gains for Hogs

Thursday hog trading saw the August contract 35 cents lower as the other nearbys rallied as much as $1.75. October was the leader on the way up, and tightened the spread to August to $23.05. The USDA’s...

HEQ22 : 120.825s (+0.15%)
HEZ22 : 88.825s (+0.23%)
KMQ22 : 125.475s (-0.57%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 121.833
2nd Resistance Point 121.392
1st Resistance Point 121.108
Last Price 120.825s
1st Support Level 120.383
2nd Support Level 119.942
3rd Support Level 119.658

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52-Week High 123.650
Last Price 120.825s
Fibonacci 61.8% 108.895
Fibonacci 50% 104.338
Fibonacci 38.2% 99.780
52-Week Low 85.025

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