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Lean Hogs Dec '20 (HEZ20)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Lean Hogs Higher As Funds Nibble on Longs

At the closing bell on Friday, lean hog futures were $0.15 to $1.77 higher, with triple digit gains for the 2020 expiry contracts. The triple digit gain for Oct pushed the contract $1.35 higher for th week. The CME Lean Hog index was $52.78 on Aug 4, after pulling back 14 cents. USDA’s National Average Afternoon Base Hog price for Friday was 17 cents stronger to $38.11. USDA’s National Pork Carcass Cutout value was up $1.13 on Friday to $71.93. The weekly update from CFTC showed lean hog spec traders were 2,850 contracts more net long to 13,571 on August 4. USDA’s estimate for the week’s FI hog slaughter is 2.534 million head through Saturday. That is up 184,000 head yr/yr on another strong Saturday kill. YTD slaughter is running 1% higher yr/yr with 77.087 million head so far.

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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 (126 days)
Expiration Date
12/14/20 (126 days)

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 4, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
73,405 (-413)
78,267 (-3,287)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
83,285 (+3,193)
73,662 (+5,697)
Producers - Long / Short
18,579 (-827)
71,467 (-2,974)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
51,995 (+316)
3,969 (-411)
Managed Money - Long / Short
60,698 (+3,711)
47,086 (+656)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
22,587 (-518)
26,576 (+5,041)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
49.400 +7.14%
on 07/31/20
53.500 -1.07%
on 08/07/20
+1.725 (+3.37%)
since 07/07/20
3-Month
49.100 +7.79%
on 06/29/20
56.150 -5.74%
on 05/08/20
-3.200 (-5.70%)
since 05/07/20
52-Week
47.250 +12.01%
on 04/06/20
72.900 -27.40%
on 09/13/19
-15.475 (-22.62%)
since 08/07/19

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 54.525
1st Resistance Point 53.725
Last Price 52.925s
1st Support Level 51.900
2nd Support Level 50.875

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52-Week High 72.900
Fibonacci 61.8% 63.102
Fibonacci 50% 60.075
Fibonacci 38.2% 57.048
Last Price 52.925s
52-Week Low 47.250

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