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Lean Hogs Jun '21 (HEM21)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Limit Losses for Thursday Hogs

Friday lean hog trading will have expanded limits of $4.50, after futures closed today with limit losses from May-August. USDA’s National Average Afternoon Base Hog price was $1.43 higher to $102.78. WCB prices were $104.46. The CME Lean Hog Index was up another 32 cents on 4/13, to $102.70.

Pork export bookings during the week ending April 8 were just 17,229 MT, for a 15 week low. USDA reported pork exports during the week at 38,573 MT (close to the recent average). The largest chunk went to China (32% of total).

Pork cutout futures closed $0.60 to $3.37 in the red. USDA’s National Pork Carcass Cutout Value was reported at $113.37 this afternoon, after a $3.28 increase. Most primal cuts were higher, including a $10.18 increase in bellies, although butts were down $7.24. USDA estimated WTD FI hog slaughter at 1.931m head through Thursday. That is up from 1.7933m head last week.  

Apr 21 Hogs  closed at $103.400, down $0.200,

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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
06/14/21 (60 days)
Expiration Date
06/14/21 (60 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Apr 6, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
85,686 (+1,229)
160,864 (+63)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
121,642 (+331)
39,435 (+1,675)
Producers - Long / Short
17,807 (+513)
151,856 (-203)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
64,090 (+627)
5,219 (+177)
Managed Money - Long / Short
91,262 (+1,314)
16,228 (+2,519)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
30,380 (-983)
23,207 (-844)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
97.625 +7.25%
on 03/22/21
110.075 -4.88%
on 04/12/21
+5.775 (+5.84%)
since 03/15/21
3-Month
82.500 +26.91%
on 01/20/21
110.075 -4.88%
on 04/12/21
+20.325 (+24.09%)
since 01/15/21
52-Week
70.500 +48.51%
on 04/17/20
110.075 -4.88%
on 04/12/21
+33.600 (+47.26%)
since 04/15/20

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 108.700
2nd Resistance Point 107.900
1st Resistance Point 106.300
Last Price 104.700s
1st Support Level 103.900
2nd Support Level 103.100
3rd Support Level 101.500

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52-Week High 110.075
Last Price 104.700s
Fibonacci 61.8% 94.957
Fibonacci 50% 90.287
Fibonacci 38.2% 85.618
52-Week Low 70.500

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