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Lean Hogs Apr '20 (HEJ20)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Lean Hogs Limit Down on Monday

Lean hogs had limit losses in the April and May futures yesterday, and the hog market will trade with expanded limits of $4.50 today. The CME Lean Hog Index was 24 cents higher on 01/23, at $61.53. USDA’s Pork Carcass Cutout was $0.12 lower yesterday afternoon, with primal cuts mixed. USDA’s National Average Base Hog price was up triple digits to $53.86 in the afternoon. USDA estimated FI hog slaughter on Monday at 498,000 head. That was 87,000 head more than last week, and 26,000 head more than the same week last year

---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
04/15/20 (78 days)
Expiration Date
04/15/20 (78 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 21, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
121,317 (+573)
125,545 (+15)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
88,795 (+2,874)
80,847 (+1,454)
Producers - Long / Short
59,218 (+508)
116,822 (+634)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
59,204 (+309)
5,828 (-375)
Managed Money - Long / Short
59,731 (+2,626)
51,113 (+136)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
29,064 (+248)
29,734 (+1,318)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
70.450 unch
on 01/27/20
78.825 -10.62%
on 01/02/20
-7.425 (-9.53%)
since 12/27/19
3-Month
70.450 unch
on 01/27/20
83.000 -15.12%
on 11/13/19
-9.100 (-11.44%)
since 10/25/19
52-Week
68.450 +2.92%
on 08/05/19
90.850 -22.45%
on 04/18/19
+0.450 (+0.64%)
since 01/25/19

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Going lower

Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 100% Sell with a Strongest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 72.517
1st Resistance Point 71.483
Last Price 70.450s
1st Support Level 69.933
2nd Support Level 69.417

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52-Week High 90.850
Fibonacci 61.8% 82.293
Fibonacci 50% 79.650
Fibonacci 38.2% 77.007
Last Price 70.450s
52-Week Low 68.450

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