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Lean Hogs Jul '18 (HEN18)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Hogs Lower on Thursday

Lean Hog futures were $1 to $1.25 lower in the nearby contracts on Thursday. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 59 cents at $77.40 on August 20. The USDA pork carcass cutout value is down $1.30 on Thursday afternoon at $79.94. The national average base hog value was down $1.39 in the Thursday PM report at $66.15. Estimated weekly FI hog slaughter through Thursday was 1.444 million head, a 27,000 head increase from the previous week and 60,000 head more than the same week a year ago. USDA showed pork export sales of 18,491 MT in the week of August 15. Shipments were at 24,440 MT, with 7,100 MT off to Mexico and 6,900 MT shipped to China. OCT 19 Hogs closed at $62.300, down $1.000, DEC 19 Hogs closed at $61.550, down $1.125 FEB 19 Hogs closed at $68.575, down $1.250 --- 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
07/16/18
Expiration Date
07/16/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Lean Hogs Jul '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jul Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 13, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
96,114 (+6,544)
132,659 (+1,558)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
102,401 (-2,987)
61,972 (+4,474)
Producers - Long / Short
39,113 (+4,053)
115,660 (-204)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
46,938 (+1,423)
6,936 (+694)
Managed Money - Long / Short
60,922 (-1,059)
32,026 (+4,333)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
41,479 (-1,928)
29,946 (+141)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
77.975 +2.28%
on 06/25/18
84.075 -5.14%
on 07/03/18
-1.975 (-2.42%)
since 06/15/18
3-Month
74.975 +6.37%
on 05/22/18
84.075 -5.14%
on 07/03/18
+1.075 (+1.37%)
since 04/16/18
52-Week
72.000 +10.76%
on 04/04/18
85.575 -6.81%
on 01/25/18
+3.050 (+3.98%)
since 07/14/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 16% Buy with a Weakest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Minimum. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 80.133
1st Resistance Point 79.942
Last Price 79.750s
1st Support Level 79.642
2nd Support Level 79.533

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52-Week High 85.575
Fibonacci 61.8% 80.389
Last Price 79.750s
Fibonacci 50% 78.787
Fibonacci 38.2% 77.186
52-Week Low 72.000

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