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Lean Hogs Aug '18 (HEQ18)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Lean Hogs Market News and Commentary

Lean Hog futures posted 15 cent to $1.25 losses in most contracts on Wednesday. The CME Lean Hog Index was up 26 cents from the previous day @ $58.33 on January 21. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was down 93 cents on Wednesday afternoon at an average weighted price of $68.70. The national base cash hog carcass value was up 40 cents in the PM report, with a weighted average of $52.49. USDA FI hog slaughter was estimated at 1.342 million head through Wednesday, which is 81,000 below the previous week but 36,000 head larger than this time last year.Feb 19 Hogs closed at $60.775, down $0.700,Apr 19 Hogs closed at $64.850, down $1.250May 19 Hogs closed at $71.275, down $0.750--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. CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$400
Margin/Maintenance
$1,485/1,350
First Notice Date
08/14/18
Expiration Date
08/14/18 (expired)

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Dec 18, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
78,462 (+1,657)
88,971 (+1,398)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
63,612 (-5,051)
41,889 (-4,653)
Producers - Long / Short
13,925 (+622)
81,036 (-128)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
58,429 (-539)
1,827 (-48)
Managed Money - Long / Short
50,997 (-5,119)
21,368 (+428)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
12,615 (+68)
20,521 (-5,081)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
54.275 +1.34%
on 08/09/18
70.775 -22.29%
on 07/16/18
-15.150 (-21.60%)
since 07/13/18
3-Month
54.275 +1.34%
on 08/09/18
80.000 -31.25%
on 06/14/18
-23.375 (-29.82%)
since 05/14/18
52-Week
54.275 +1.34%
on 08/09/18
85.000 -35.29%
on 01/24/18
-21.525 (-28.13%)
since 08/14/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 96% Sell with a Strengthening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

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

The market is in highly oversold territory. Beware of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 55.633
1st Resistance Point 55.317
Last Price 55.000s
1st Support Level 54.817
2nd Support Level 54.633

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52-Week High 85.000
Fibonacci 61.8% 73.263
Fibonacci 50% 69.637
Fibonacci 38.2% 66.012
Last Price 55.000s
52-Week Low 54.275

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