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Lean Hogs Dec '19 (HEZ19)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Hogs Mixed at Midday

The front month lean hog futures are in the black at midday, with Oct futures gaining 92 cents so far. The ’21 expiry month contracts are 35 to 75 cents in the red. The July 31 CME Lean Hog index was $53.11, down by 41 cents. USDA’s National Average Morning Base Hog price August 04 was $39.93, down by 37 cents. For the month of July, Brazil reportedly shipped 90,200 MT of pork, that was up 46% yr/yr. USDA’s National Pork Carcass Cutout value was 6 cents lower in the AM report to $66.72. The primals were mixed and mostly firm, save for picnics and bellies which were each down by more than $4. USDA’s estimate for Monday’s hog slaughter is 425,000 head. Last Monday’s kill was 455,000 head.

Aug 20 Hogs are at $50.075, up $0.200,

Oct 20 Hogs are at $49.325, up $0.925

Dec 20 Hogs are at $50.500, up $0.425

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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
$3,135/2,850
First Notice Date
12/13/19
Expiration Date
12/13/19 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Lean Hogs Dec '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jul 28, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
73,818 (+974)
81,554 (+1,708)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
80,092 (+2,742)
67,965 (+387)
Producers - Long / Short
19,406 (-277)
74,441 (+1,599)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
51,679 (+767)
4,380 (-375)
Managed Money - Long / Short
56,987 (+2,277)
46,430 (+1,532)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
23,105 (+465)
21,535 (-1,145)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
59.900 +0.96%
on 12/09/19
64.075 -5.62%
on 11/14/19
-2.650 (-4.20%)
since 11/13/19
3-Month
59.900 +0.96%
on 12/09/19
72.725 -16.84%
on 09/30/19
-8.225 (-11.97%)
since 09/13/19
52-Week
57.775 +4.67%
on 09/10/19
90.200 -32.95%
on 04/18/19
-2.950 (-4.65%)
since 12/13/18

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 61.075
1st Resistance Point 60.775
Last Price 60.475s
1st Support Level 60.225
2nd Support Level 59.975

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52-Week High 90.200
Fibonacci 61.8% 77.814
Fibonacci 50% 73.988
Fibonacci 38.2% 70.161
Last Price 60.475s
52-Week Low 57.775

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