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Lean Hogs Aug '24 (HEQ24)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Hogs Look to Friday, as Cutout Bounces on Thursday

Lean hogs saw a positive bounce on Thursday, as contracts saw gains anywhere from just a tick to $2. The USDA National Base Hog price was reported at $86.77 on Thursday afternoon, down $0.54 from the day prior. The CME Lean Hog Index was reported at $88.67 on July 9, back up 24 cents from the previous day. 

Pork export sales totaled 26,543 MT during the week that ended on July 4, a 3-week low. However, export shipments were a 4-week high at 32,409 MT.

USDA reported the Thursday PM Pork Cutout Value $1.81 higher at $96.23. The loin primal was the only reported lower, with rib leading the way higher, up $12.56.  USDA estimated the Thursday FI hog slaughter at 475,000 head, with the weekly total at 1.890 head. That was well above last week and 44,920 larger than the same week last year.

Jul 24 Hogs  closed at $88.550, up $0.100,

Aug 24 Hogs  closed at $86.675, up $2.000

Oct 24 Hogs  closed at $69.400, up $1.075,

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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
$1,650/1,500
First Notice Date
08/14/24 (33 days)
Expiration Date
08/14/24 (33 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jul 2, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
111,479 (+4,146)
80,675 (+1,029)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
74,457 (-6,008)
103,437 (-3,498)
Producers - Long / Short
24,593 (+2,185)
59,585 (-1,755)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
71,052 (-1,379)
5,256 (-556)
Managed Money - Long / Short
47,347 (-2,914)
56,907 (-1,227)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
27,110 (-3,094)
46,530 (-2,271)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
83.675 +5.17%
on 07/11/24
92.425 -4.79%
on 06/18/24
-1.950 (-2.17%)
since 06/12/24
3-Month
83.675 +5.17%
on 07/11/24
107.625 -18.23%
on 04/24/24
-14.250 (-13.94%)
since 04/12/24
52-Week
83.675 +5.17%
on 07/11/24
108.300 -18.74%
on 04/10/24
-4.050 (-4.40%)
since 07/12/23

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Hogs Look to Friday, as Cutout Bounces on Thursday

Lean hogs saw a positive bounce on Thursday, as contracts saw gains anywhere from just a tick to $2. The USDA National Base Hog price was reported at $86.77 on Thursday afternoon, down $0.54 from the day...

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LEQ24 : 182.200 (-0.03%)
LEV24 : 183.725 (+0.12%)
LEZ24 : 185.250 (+0.11%)
GFQ24 : 258.025 (+0.73%)
GFU24 : 257.750 (+0.55%)
GFV24 : 257.125 (+0.40%)
Hogs Rebound on Thursday

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HEN24 : 88.725 (+0.20%)
HEQ24 : 87.600 (+1.07%)
HEV24 : 69.825 (+0.61%)
Cattle Find Strength on Thursday

Live cattle managed to close out the Thursday session with 12 to 47 cent gains. Cash action has centered around $188 in the South so far this week, with northern trade at $198. Thursday’s Central Stockyards...

LEQ24 : 182.200 (-0.03%)
LEV24 : 183.725 (+0.12%)
LEZ24 : 185.250 (+0.11%)
GFQ24 : 258.025 (+0.73%)
GFU24 : 257.750 (+0.55%)
GFV24 : 257.125 (+0.40%)
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Hogs Bouncing on Thursday

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HEN24 : 88.725 (+0.20%)
HEQ24 : 87.600 (+1.07%)
HEV24 : 69.825 (+0.61%)
Cattle Mixed at Midday

Live cattle are seeing some recovery on Thursday, with contracts down 15 cent to 22 cents higher at midday. Cash action was reported at $188-191 sales in Kansas and $188 in Texas so far this week, with...

LEQ24 : 182.200 (-0.03%)
LEV24 : 183.725 (+0.12%)
LEZ24 : 185.250 (+0.11%)
GFQ24 : 258.025 (+0.73%)
GFU24 : 257.750 (+0.55%)
GFV24 : 257.125 (+0.40%)
Livestock Markets Continue to Come Under Fire

Cattle futures and lean hogs got hit hard again in Wednesday’s trade. More pressure to come or is the bottom in sight?

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 92.258
2nd Resistance Point 89.942
1st Resistance Point 88.308
Last Price 87.625
1st Support Level 84.358
2nd Support Level 82.042
3rd Support Level 80.408

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52-Week High 108.300
Fibonacci 61.8% 98.893
Fibonacci 50% 95.988
Fibonacci 38.2% 93.082
Last Price 87.625
52-Week Low 83.675

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