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Lean Hogs Oct '21 (HEV21)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Hogs Pull Back for Weekend

At the close for the last trade day of the week, lean hog futures were a dime to 95 cents in the red. August hogs closed $1.15 weaker from Friday to Friday, but October was $4.60 weaker. USDA’s National Average Base hog price for Friday was 88 cents weaker to $101.70. The CME Lean Hog Index for 7/28 was back up by 6 cents to $112.04.  

Lean hog spec traders were seen as net buyers through the week ending 7/27. The extra managed money OI left the group 8,916 contracts more net long to a 6-wk high of 85,916. 

Pork cutout futures ended the Friday round of trading with losses of 22 cents to $1. USDA’s National Pork Carcass Cutout Value was up by 2 cents to $123.89 cwt. USDA estimates the week’s FI hog slaughter at 2.327m head through Saturday. That was down by 5k compared to last week and was 210k head below the same week last year.  

Aug 21 Hogs  closed at $106.200, down $0.100,

Dec 21 Hogs  closed at $81.650, down $0.750

Aug 21 Pork Cutout  closed at $119.175, down $0.850,

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
$1,980/1,800
First Notice Date
10/14/21 (76 days)
Expiration Date
10/14/21 (76 days)

Seasonal Chart

Lean Hogs Oct '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Oct Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jul 27, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
80,919 (-1,178)
150,467 (+7,639)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
124,160 (+9,359)
41,156 (-626)
Producers - Long / Short
14,244 (-1,765)
143,809 (+6,799)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
63,416 (+644)
3,399 (+897)
Managed Money - Long / Short
97,873 (+8,816)
14,880 (+179)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
26,287 (+543)
26,276 (-805)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
83.125 +5.89%
on 07/02/21
94.050 -6.41%
on 07/27/21
+0.750 (+0.86%)
since 06/30/21
3-Month
80.900 +8.81%
on 06/24/21
97.975 -10.16%
on 06/10/21
-0.675 (-0.76%)
since 04/30/21
52-Week
62.475 +40.90%
on 08/12/20
97.975 -10.16%
on 06/10/21
+25.050 (+39.78%)
since 07/30/20

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At the close for the last trade day of the week, lean hog futures were a dime to 95 cents in the red. August hogs closed $1.15 weaker from Friday to Friday, but October was $4.60 weaker. USDA’s National...

HEQ21 : 106.200s (-0.09%)
HEZ21 : 81.650s (-0.91%)
KMQ21 : 119.250s (-0.65%)
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LEQ21 : 122.075s (-0.35%)
LEZ21 : 132.650s (-0.47%)
GFQ21 : 158.175s (-0.21%)
GFU21 : 161.800s (-0.09%)
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Finishing off the week at the low from which the week started is perceived as bearish.  The oscillator on the weekly continuation chart closed below last week's reading. 

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Cattle Continue Lower

Friday fat cattle trading has the board 22 to 80 cents red through midday. USDA confirmed cash trade for the week has gravitated to near $119-$120 in the South and mostly at $122 - $123 for the North....

LEQ21 : 122.075s (-0.35%)
LEZ21 : 132.650s (-0.47%)
GFQ21 : 158.175s (-0.21%)
GFU21 : 161.800s (-0.09%)
Hogs in Red ahead of Weekend

So far for Friday, lean hog futures are trading 40 cents to $1.30 weaker. October contracts posted the limit loss on Wednesday, before being the only front month to miss out on Thursday’s rally back,...

HEQ21 : 106.200s (-0.09%)
HEZ21 : 81.650s (-0.91%)
KMQ21 : 119.250s (-0.65%)
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Lean Hogs Look to End the Week

Thursday session concluded with the board 22 to 60 cents higher for the gainers and 55 cents weaker in October. USDA’s National Average Base hog price was $1.22 weaker in the PM report, to $102.58. The...

HEQ21 : 106.200s (-0.09%)
HEZ21 : 81.650s (-0.91%)
KMQ21 : 119.250s (-0.65%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 91.275
2nd Resistance Point 90.325
1st Resistance Point 89.175
Last Price 88.025s
1st Support Level 87.075
2nd Support Level 86.125
3rd Support Level 84.975

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52-Week High 97.975
Last Price 88.025s
Fibonacci 61.8% 84.414
Fibonacci 50% 80.225
Fibonacci 38.2% 76.036
52-Week Low 62.475

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