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Lean Hogs Dec '19 (HEZ19)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Hogs Lower ahead of Weekend

Front month lean hog futures closed the day with 35 to 82 cent losses in the front months. July contracts traded higher on the day, with a 12 cent move to $45.97. The 2 day lagged CME Lean Hog index for July 8 was down 17 cents to $45.18, a positive basis of $1.13 from the July 8th and an approximate basis of minus 80 cents from today’s close. The Chinese Dalian lean hog futures contract launched a preliminary test round of trading on Friday. The official release date for the contracts has not yet been established. In their weekly update, CFTC reported lean hog spec traders at 6,635 contracts net long. The net new buying interest increased the net long 1,937 contracts wk/wk. The National Average Afternoon Base Hog price was $0.09 lower to $29.99. In the monthly WASDE updates, USDA estimates 2020 pork production at 28.536b lbs. That is up 770m from June’s 27.766 billion lbs. 3Q was 310 million above the June estimate and 4Q was increased 325 million lbs to 7.485 billion. USDA’s Natio... Read more

Contract Specifications

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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
Point Value
First Notice Date
Expiration Date
12/13/19 (expired)

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jul 7, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
80,665 (+1,419)
79,753 (+2,373)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
80,648 (+992)
76,767 (-50)
Producers - Long / Short
22,367 (+181)
71,245 (+564)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
51,731 (-720)
1,941 (-149)
Managed Money - Long / Short
52,609 (+2,291)
46,721 (+428)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
28,039 (-1,299)
30,046 (-478)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
59.900 +0.96%
on 12/09/19
64.075 -5.62%
on 11/14/19
-2.650 (-4.20%)
since 11/13/19
59.900 +0.96%
on 12/09/19
72.725 -16.84%
on 09/30/19
-8.225 (-11.97%)
since 09/13/19
57.775 +4.67%
on 09/10/19
90.200 -32.95%
on 04/18/19
-2.950 (-4.65%)
since 12/13/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 88% Sell with a Average short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 61.075
1st Resistance Point 60.775
Last Price 60.475s
1st Support Level 60.225
2nd Support Level 59.975

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52-Week High 90.200
Fibonacci 61.8% 77.814
Fibonacci 50% 73.988
Fibonacci 38.2% 70.161
Last Price 60.475s
52-Week Low 57.775

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