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Lean Hogs Aug '24 (HEQ24)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Hogs Pull Back on Monday

Lean hogs closed out the Monday session with contracts steady to 75 cents lower, as July rolled off the board. The USDA National Base Hog price was reported at $83.12 on Monday afternoon, up 8 cents from the day prior. The CME Lean Hog Index was $88.38 on July 11, back down 27 cents from the previous day.

China’s pork production during the second quarter was 13.98 MMT down 3% from the year prior. Total hog slaughter during the first half of the year were 363.95 million head, down 3.1% from in 2023.

USDA reported the Monday PM Pork Cutout Value 55 cents lower at $98.29. The ham and butt primals were the only reported lower. USDA estimated Monday’s FI hog slaughter at 478,000 head. That was 16,000 head above last Monday and 28,325 head larger than the same Monday last year.

Jul 24 Hogs  closed at $88.650, down $0.050,

Aug 24 Hogs  closed at $88.425, down $0.025

Oct 24 Hogs  closed at $69.775, down $0.375,

On the date of publication, Alan Brugler did n... 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
$1,650/1,500
First Notice Date
08/14/24 (30 days)
Expiration Date
08/14/24 (30 days)

Seasonal Chart

Lean Hogs Aug '24
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Aug Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jul 9, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
105,676 (-5,803)
74,079 (-6,596)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
77,382 (+2,925)
106,730 (+3,293)
Producers - Long / Short
23,862 (-731)
56,039 (-3,546)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
68,313 (-2,739)
4,539 (-717)
Managed Money - Long / Short
47,491 (+144)
59,325 (+2,418)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
29,891 (+2,781)
47,405 (+875)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
83.675 +5.68%
on 07/11/24
92.425 -4.33%
on 06/18/24
-2.025 (-2.24%)
since 06/14/24
3-Month
83.675 +5.68%
on 07/11/24
107.625 -17.84%
on 04/24/24
-13.150 (-12.95%)
since 04/15/24
52-Week
83.675 +5.68%
on 07/11/24
108.300 -18.35%
on 04/10/24
-4.975 (-5.33%)
since 07/14/23

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 91.183
2nd Resistance Point 90.492
1st Resistance Point 89.458
Last Price 88.425s
1st Support Level 87.733
2nd Support Level 87.042
3rd Support Level 86.008

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52-Week High 108.300
Fibonacci 61.8% 98.893
Fibonacci 50% 95.988
Fibonacci 38.2% 93.082
Last Price 88.425s
52-Week Low 83.675

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