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Lean Hogs Dec '19 (HEZ19)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Lean Hogs Seek A Home For More Pork

Lean hog futures recovered from triple digit losses, but still finished 60 cents lower. The 11/15 CME Lean Hog Index was lower by $0.27, at $59.24. USDA’s pork carcass cutout value came back down by $4.47 the afternoon, to $84.67, after being up by 30.141% (29.545% over 11/19 last year) over the same time last year. The ham cuts reached the highest they’d ever been for a November 18th, but gave back $11.81 yesterday afternoon, posted at $83.72. The belly also dropped big, down by $10.54 in the afternoon. USDA’s national average base hog price for 11/19 was 17 cents higher to $42.31. The USDA estimated FI hog slaughter to be a daily record of 494,000 head for Tuesday, following Monday’s near record daily slaughter. The week is on pace to be a record setting weekly slaughter, currently at 987,000 head through Tuesday.

--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
$2,420/2,200
First Notice Date
12/13/19 (23 days)
Expiration Date
12/13/19 (23 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 12, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
119,746 (-315)
133,138 (+2,152)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
85,223 (-3,194)
70,770 (-3,921)
Producers - Long / Short
59,900 (+683)
124,054 (+3,550)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
55,644 (+915)
4,882 (+515)
Managed Money - Long / Short
47,216 (-1,359)
38,930 (-467)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
38,007 (-1,835)
31,840 (-3,454)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
60.950 +0.33%
on 11/20/19
69.250 -11.70%
on 10/22/19
-6.800 (-10.01%)
since 10/18/19
3-Month
57.775 +5.84%
on 09/10/19
72.725 -15.92%
on 09/30/19
-3.025 (-4.71%)
since 08/20/19
52-Week
57.775 +5.84%
on 09/10/19
90.200 -32.21%
on 04/18/19
-1.250 (-2.00%)
since 11/20/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 100% Sell with a Strongest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Good. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

The market is in highly oversold territory. Beware of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 63.333
1st Resistance Point 62.742
Last Price 61.075
1st Support Level 61.742
2nd Support Level 61.333

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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 61.075
52-Week Low 57.775

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