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Lean Hogs Aug '19 (HEQ19)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Hogs Mixed on Friday

Friday lean hog trading left futures on both sides of UNCH. Feb, April, and June contracts gained 32 to 35 cents; while Oct, Dec, and May ’21 were down 2 to 10. October futures ended the week 7 cents lower. The Lean Hog Index from CME was up another $1.42 to $67.84 on September 16. USDA’s National Average Base Hog price Friday fell back $2.35 to $60.26. USDA’s National Pork Carcass Cutout value was $87.53 in the afternoon report, 50 cents higher on mixed primals. CFTC data showed managed money was 42,472 contracts net long on Tuesday the 15th. That was up 8,856 contracts from the week earlier on short covering. USDA estimates the week’s hog slaughter at 2.587 million head. That is down 14,000 from the same week last year, but YTD slaughter is up 1.096 million head yr/yr. Carcass weights are coming in line with year ago.

Oct 20 Hogs closed at $66.500, down $0.025,

Dec 20 Hogs closed at $63.525, down $0.100

Feb 21 Hogs closed at $68.550, up $0... 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
$3,135/2,850
First Notice Date
08/14/19
Expiration Date
08/14/19 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Lean Hogs Aug '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Aug Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 15, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
72,784 (+2,989)
111,054 (+13,582)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
85,099 (+2,266)
39,739 (-10,839)
Producers - Long / Short
14,741 (+2,056)
101,986 (+12,669)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
53,451 (+262)
4,476 (+242)
Managed Money - Long / Short
63,250 (+1,934)
21,224 (-6,978)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
21,849 (+332)
18,515 (-3,861)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
74.300 +6.86%
on 08/05/19
87.500 -9.26%
on 07/25/19
-1.250 (-1.55%)
since 07/12/19
3-Month
73.950 +7.37%
on 06/24/19
95.525 -16.88%
on 05/20/19
-11.775 (-12.91%)
since 05/14/19
52-Week
73.525 +7.99%
on 08/15/18
102.975 -22.89%
on 03/22/19
+5.650 (+7.66%)
since 08/14/18

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Traders Hope for More of the Same

Traders Hope for More of the Same

TFM Sunrise Update Sept 18, 2020

New highs forged overnight in row crops, wheat follows. Hog calls are for lingering price strength, cattle mixed

Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 79.683
1st Resistance Point 79.542
Last Price 79.400s
1st Support Level 79.142
2nd Support Level 78.883

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52-Week High 102.975
Fibonacci 61.8% 91.725
Fibonacci 50% 88.250
Fibonacci 38.2% 84.775
Last Price 79.400s
52-Week Low 73.525

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