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Lean Hogs Dec '18 (HEZ18)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Lean Hogs Market News and Commentary

Lean Hog futures are rebounding from sharp losses so far this week, up $1.60 to $2.50. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 30 cents from the previous day @ $54.13 on February 19. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up 13 cents on Thursday morning at an average weighted price of $60.30. The national base cash hog carcass value was down $1.34 in the AM report, with a weighted average of $46.56. USDA estimated weekly FI hog slaughter at 1.415 million head through Wednesday. That was up 54,000 head from the previous week and 76,000 above the same week last year.Apr 19 Hogs are at $55.450, up $2.475,May 19 Hogs are at $65.500, up $2.475Jun 19 Hogs are at $75.625, up $2.875 --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. (Settles 1:00p.m.) CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$400
Margin/Maintenance
$1,485/1,350
First Notice Date
12/14/18
Expiration Date
12/14/18 (expired)

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 29, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
75,356 (+802)
69,092 (-2,335)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
63,594 (+4,790)
63,455 (+8,975)
Producers - Long / Short
19,320 (+2,457)
63,248 (-2,645)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
51,663 (-1,959)
1,471 (+6)
Managed Money - Long / Short
48,592 (+2,501)
48,746 (+9,822)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
15,002 (+2,289)
14,709 (-847)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
54.125 +1.52%
on 12/07/18
61.425 -10.54%
on 11/19/18
-2.050 (-3.60%)
since 11/14/18
3-Month
51.275 +7.17%
on 10/22/18
61.425 -10.54%
on 11/19/18
-1.700 (-3.00%)
since 09/14/18
52-Week
43.800 +25.46%
on 08/09/18
65.275 -15.82%
on 02/26/18
-8.150 (-12.92%)
since 12/14/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Opinion rating is a Hold. Short term, the outlook is Steady.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 55.100
1st Resistance Point 55.025
Last Price 54.950s
1st Support Level 54.875
2nd Support Level 54.800

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52-Week High 65.275
Fibonacci 61.8% 57.072
Last Price 54.950s
Fibonacci 50% 54.537
Fibonacci 38.2% 52.003
52-Week Low 43.800

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