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Lean Hogs Aug '20 (HEQ20)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Lean Hog Futures were Higher at Close

Lean hog futures gained 2 to 30 cents on the day. Oct was the outlier, with a 10 cent drop on Thursday. Front month lean hogs are firm at midday with gains limited to 7 cents. August hogs are up by 52 cents so far. The CME Lean Hog index was $52.92 on Aug 4, which was 11 cents stronger. USDA’s National Average Afternoon Base Hog price for was $37.99 after dropping 54 cents. Pork export sales were 30,348 MT on the week ending July 30. That was down 25% wk/wk but still well more than double (+121%) yr/yr. Of the week’s sales, 19% were to China. Export shipments from the same week were 34,386 MT, with 26% destined for PRC. YTD pork exports to China are 40% of the total, which is now at a record 1.15 MMT. USDA’s National Pork Carcass Cutout value was $3.76 higher in the PM report. Hams were the strongest with a $9.18 bump to $56.90 cwt. FI hog slaughter for the week through Wednesday was estimated at 1.830 million head. That is down 57,000 head from last week due to the Monday plant dow... 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
08/14/20 (7 days)
Expiration Date
08/14/20 (7 days)

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Lean Hogs Aug '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Aug Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jul 28, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
73,818 (+974)
81,554 (+1,708)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
80,092 (+2,742)
67,965 (+387)
Producers - Long / Short
19,406 (-277)
74,441 (+1,599)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
51,679 (+767)
4,380 (-375)
Managed Money - Long / Short
56,987 (+2,277)
46,430 (+1,532)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
23,105 (+465)
21,535 (-1,145)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
47.900 +3.86%
on 07/08/20
55.275 -10.00%
on 07/28/20
+0.475 (+0.96%)
since 07/06/20
3-Month
47.525 +4.68%
on 06/29/20
63.750 -21.96%
on 05/07/20
-13.425 (-21.25%)
since 05/06/20
52-Week
47.525 +4.68%
on 06/29/20
91.800 -45.81%
on 11/13/19
-30.525 (-38.03%)
since 08/06/19

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Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Sell Signal with a Weak Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 50.283
1st Resistance Point 50.017
Last Price 49.750s
1st Support Level 49.467
2nd Support Level 49.183

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52-Week High 91.800
Fibonacci 61.8% 74.887
Fibonacci 50% 69.663
Fibonacci 38.2% 64.438
Last Price 49.750s
52-Week Low 47.525

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