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Lean Hogs Oct '20 (HEV20)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Hog Market Giving Back Monday Gains

Midday lean hog futures prices are back down after Monday’s triple digit rally. The front months are down 60 to $1.45 in the front months, save for August futures which are trading near $53.30 ahead of Friday’s expiration. The CME Lean Hog index was $53.02 on Aug 8, up by 58 cents. USDA’s National Average Base Hog price for Tuesday morning was 82 cents weaker to $37.61. China announced plans to sell another 10k MT of pork from state reserves on August 14. YTD the PRC gov’t has already auctioned 420k MMT of pork. China’s CPI inflation index was up 2.7% in July mo/mo, led mostly by food prices. Domestic pork prices in China for the month of July were 10.3% higher mo/mo, and 85.7% higher yr/yr. All of the primal cuts were higher in Tuesday morning’s National Pork Carcass Cutout value report. The cutout value was up $5.02 to $75.09. Hams were the largest mover, with a $10.66 cwt. bump to $59.55. USDA’s estimate for Monday’s FI hog slaughter is 482,000 head. That starts the week 62k head... 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
$3,135/2,850
First Notice Date
10/14/20 (64 days)
Expiration Date
10/14/20 (64 days)

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Lean Hogs Oct '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Oct Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 4, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
73,405 (-413)
78,267 (-3,287)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
83,285 (+3,193)
73,662 (+5,697)
Producers - Long / Short
18,579 (-827)
71,467 (-2,974)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
51,995 (+316)
3,969 (-411)
Managed Money - Long / Short
60,698 (+3,711)
47,086 (+656)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
22,587 (-518)
26,576 (+5,041)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
47.875 +9.30%
on 07/31/20
54.150 -3.37%
on 08/10/20
+2.475 (+4.96%)
since 07/10/20
3-Month
46.475 +12.59%
on 06/29/20
55.225 -5.25%
on 05/12/20
-1.775 (-3.28%)
since 05/11/20
52-Week
46.475 +12.59%
on 06/29/20
77.375 -32.37%
on 11/05/19
-22.350 (-29.93%)
since 08/09/19

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 55.808
1st Resistance Point 54.817
Last Price 52.325
1st Support Level 52.167
2nd Support Level 50.508

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52-Week High 77.375
Fibonacci 61.8% 65.571
Fibonacci 50% 61.925
Fibonacci 38.2% 58.279
Last Price 52.325
52-Week Low 46.475

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