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Lean Hogs Apr '20 (HEJ20)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Hogs Close Limit Down

Expanded limits were reached for the front month lean hog futures. June contracts closed 2 1/2 cents off the limit. The CME Fresh Bacon Index from 03/27 was $15.74 lower wk/wk to $98.80 cwt. That is $87.74 cwt. (-47%) below the same week from 2019. The CME Lean Hog Index for March 26th was $66.46, up another $0.29, still ignoring the bearish futures action. The National Average Afternoon Base Hog price was down by $2.64 to $55.03. The Pork Carcass Cutout Value was down $3.08 to $70.71 on Monday. According to USDA, ribs were down $52.91. Belly cuts were quoted at $41.12 cwt. USDA estimated Monday’s FI hog slaughter at 491,000 head. That is 6,000 head below the Monday from last week.

Apr 20 Hogs closed at $53.950, down $4.500,

May 20 Hogs closed at $53.125, down $4.500

Jun 20 Hogs closed at $59.775, down $4.475

--- 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
$2,750/2,500
First Notice Date
04/15/20 (15 days)
Expiration Date
04/15/20 (15 days)

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Mar 24, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
96,852 (-3,760)
110,325 (+681)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
74,403 (-8,278)
53,214 (-12,450)
Producers - Long / Short
45,705 (-1,591)
99,060 (+1,868)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
47,091 (-1,360)
7,209 (-378)
Managed Money - Long / Short
51,967 (-8,884)
29,761 (-11,001)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
22,436 (+606)
23,453 (-1,449)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
52.125 +3.50%
on 03/16/20
67.700 -20.31%
on 03/24/20
-8.325 (-13.37%)
since 02/28/20
3-Month
52.125 +3.50%
on 03/16/20
78.825 -31.56%
on 01/02/20
-23.925 (-30.72%)
since 12/27/19
52-Week
52.125 +3.50%
on 03/16/20
90.850 -40.62%
on 04/18/19
-21.575 (-28.57%)
since 03/29/19

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Hogs Close Limit Down

Expanded limits were reached for the front month lean hog futures. June contracts closed 2 1/2 cents off the limit. The CME Fresh Bacon Index from 03/27 was $15.74 lower wk/wk to $98.80 cwt. That is $87.74...

Cattle Closed Mostly Lower

Front month cattle futures were firmer on Monday. April cattle futures traded $1.75 lower, while the other front months were 35 cents lower to 17 cents higher. Futures will trade with normal limits tomorrow....

Hog Prices Sharply Lower Again !

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Cattle Mixed at Midday on Monday

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Hogs Down Triple Digits so far

Lean hog futures are down by $1.70 to $3.07 at midday; the front months have expanded limits of $4.50 today. The CME Fresh Bacon Index from 03/27 was $15.74 lower wk/wk to $98.80 cwt. That is $87.74 cwt....

Cattle Market Basis Strength Continues

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Lean Hogs Try to Stabilize After Hogs Report Show Expansion

Lean hog futures were down the expanded limit in the May and June contracts, April hogs were a nickel off limit. Friday’s trades erased the week’s early progress as April hog futures were $3.12 lower...

TFM Sunrise Update - March 30, 2020

Grains markets flat/firm overnight ahead of key USDA data tomorrow

TRADE ALERT - JUDY CRAWFORD

WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN . And hogs sure reminded................

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 59.683
1st Resistance Point 56.817
Last Price 53.950s
1st Support Level 52.517
2nd Support Level 51.083

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52-Week High 90.850
Fibonacci 61.8% 76.057
Fibonacci 50% 71.488
Fibonacci 38.2% 66.918
Last Price 53.950s
52-Week Low 52.125

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