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Lean Hogs Jul '22 (HEN22)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Hog Market Built on Nearby Premiums

Positioning into the 4th of July weekend left the lean hog board mixed. Nearby futures added 47 to 87 cents and extended their premium. The other ’22 months closed 10 to 25 cents higher, as the deferred ’23 contracts ended red. USDA’s National Average Base Hog price for Friday was $4.69 lower to $114.22.  The 6/29 CME Lean Hog Index was down another 42 cents to $10.84. 

The weekly Commitment of Traders report showed managed money firms were 1,825 contracts more net long in lean hog futures and options through the week that ended 6/28. The short covering left the group 30,639 contracts net long. 

China’s Farm Ministry reported the sow herd has dropped to 8% below last year’s May count. The preliminary estimate had shown a 5% drop. Margins have been negative for a while. The overall breeding herd is 41.9m head. 

Pork cutout futures closed with $0.17 to $1.25 gains in the front months. USDA’s National Pork Carcass Cutout Value was $108.75 in the Friday afternoon updat... Read more

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
$2,090/1,900
First Notice Date
07/15/22 (13 days)
Expiration Date
07/15/22 (13 days)

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Lean Hogs Jul '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jul Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 28, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
77,472 (-3,483)
84,811 (+815)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
61,378 (+2,347)
45,091 (-1,881)
Producers - Long / Short
19,815 (-1,687)
80,114 (+358)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
53,474 (-2,040)
514 (+213)
Managed Money - Long / Short
48,504 (+591)
19,017 (-1,236)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
12,874 (+1,756)
26,074 (-645)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
103.525 +5.87%
on 06/13/22
114.000 -3.86%
on 06/02/22
-2.825 (-2.51%)
since 06/01/22
3-Month
97.375 +12.55%
on 05/12/22
123.550 -11.29%
on 04/19/22
-11.200 (-9.27%)
since 04/01/22
52-Week
86.675 +26.45%
on 09/15/21
126.950 -13.67%
on 03/31/22
+19.525 (+21.68%)
since 07/01/21

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LEV22 : 139.975s (+0.86%)
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GFQ22 : 174.500s (+0.52%)
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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 111.458
2nd Resistance Point 110.867
1st Resistance Point 110.233
Last Price 109.600s
1st Support Level 109.008
2nd Support Level 108.417
3rd Support Level 107.783

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52-Week High 126.950
Fibonacci 61.8% 111.565
Last Price 109.600s
Fibonacci 50% 106.813
Fibonacci 38.2% 102.060
52-Week Low 86.675

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