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Lean Hogs Feb '20 (HEG20)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Hogs Mostly Lower on Friday

Lean hog futures closed the Friday session with front months mostly 5 cents to $1.05 lower. The USDA’s National Average Base Hog price was $123.69 on Friday afternoon, up $2.32 from the previous day’s report. The August 10th CME Lean Hog Index was down 23 cents to $121.86.

Front month pork cutout futures are down 37 cents. USDA’s National Pork Carcass Cutout value was down $1.48 to $121.83 in the Friday PM report. The picnic, ham, and belly were the only cuts reported lower. Federally inspected hog slaughter through Saturday is estimated at 2.338 million head, 6,000 head above last week but 70,000 head below than the same week last year on lighter Saturday slaughter.

Managed money in lean hog futures and options were increasing their net long by 8,403 contracts as of 8/9 to 65,153 contracts in the week ending on Tuesday.

Aug 22 Hogs  closed at $121.725, down $0.675,

Oct 22 Hogs  closed at $100.025, down $1.050

Aug 22 Pork Cutout  closed at $123.600, down $0.375,

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
$1,925/1,750
First Notice Date
02/14/20
Expiration Date
02/14/20 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 9, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
76,050 (+487)
119,944 (+12,521)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
95,556 (+8,940)
45,359 (-1,540)
Producers - Long / Short
18,143 (-438)
113,387 (+11,876)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
52,016 (+296)
666 (+16)
Managed Money - Long / Short
80,839 (+8,072)
17,951 (+182)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
14,717 (+868)
27,408 (-1,722)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
54.675 +2.24%
on 02/03/20
69.000 -18.99%
on 01/23/20
-11.775 (-17.40%)
since 01/14/20
3-Month
54.675 +2.24%
on 02/03/20
73.400 -23.84%
on 11/15/19
-17.475 (-23.82%)
since 11/14/19
52-Week
54.675 +2.24%
on 02/03/20
90.550 -38.27%
on 04/18/19
-11.075 (-16.54%)
since 02/14/19

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HEV22 : 100.025s (-1.04%)
HEG23 : 92.750s (+0.03%)
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LEQ22 : 140.225s (-0.27%)
LEV22 : 144.500s (-0.41%)
LEZ22 : 150.625s (-0.30%)
GFQ22 : 179.625s (-0.18%)
GFU22 : 183.375s (-0.66%)

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point N/A
2nd Resistance Point 56.200
1st Resistance Point 56.050
Last Price 55.900s
1st Support Level 55.700
2nd Support Level 55.500
3rd Support Level N/A

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52-Week High 90.550
Fibonacci 61.8% 76.846
Fibonacci 50% 72.613
Fibonacci 38.2% 68.379
Last Price 55.900s
52-Week Low 54.675

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