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Lean Hogs Dec '20 (HEZ20)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Hogs Weaker on Monday

Dec hog futures held on to a $1.62 gain at the closing bell, but the other front months were triple digits in the red on Monday. The CME Fresh Bacon Index was $214.50 for the week ending 10/16. That was up $14.03 cwt. and is the highest in October on record (going back to 2013). The CME Lean Hog Index was back down by 26 cents to $78.23 on 10/15. USDA’s National Average Base Hog price was $60.57 in the PM update, that was down $1.33. USDA’s National Pork Carcass Cutout value was back down by $1.09 in the PM report at $98.10. Loins were the weakest, down by $5.95 in the PM report to $85.12 cwt. USDA estimated the Monday kill at 488,000 head. Which is 10k above LW, but down 2,000 from the same week last year.

Dec 20 Hogs closed at $71.425, up $1.625,

Feb 21 Hogs closed at $70.850, down $0.100

Apr 21 Hogs closed at $72.325, down $1.325

--- provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

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
12/14/20 (56 days)
Expiration Date
12/14/20 (56 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 13, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
76,962 (-104)
110,317 (-1,605)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
80,189 (-397)
40,209 (+443)
Producers - Long / Short
15,074 (+1,236)
99,881 (-1,263)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
55,768 (-1,192)
4,316 (-194)
Managed Money - Long / Short
55,511 (-1,110)
20,711 (-1,504)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
24,678 (+713)
19,498 (+1,947)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
61.400 +16.33%
on 09/21/20
72.800 -1.89%
on 10/19/20
+7.900 (+12.44%)
since 09/18/20
3-Month
49.400 +44.59%
on 07/31/20
72.800 -1.89%
on 10/19/20
+19.150 (+36.63%)
since 07/17/20
52-Week
47.250 +51.16%
on 04/06/20
72.800 -1.89%
on 10/19/20
-0.275 (-0.38%)
since 10/18/19

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Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Buy Signal with a Strong Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 74.658
1st Resistance Point 73.042
Last Price 71.425s
1st Support Level 69.567
2nd Support Level 67.708

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52-Week High 72.800
Last Price 71.425s
Fibonacci 61.8% 63.040
Fibonacci 50% 60.025
Fibonacci 38.2% 57.010
52-Week Low 47.250

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