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Lean Hogs Dec '21 (HEZ21)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Hogs Mixed, Bull Hope Higher Base Hogs Are a Trend

Hog futures closed mixed on Wednesday with 15 to 25 cent gains in the Dec and Feb contracts, The back month futures closed 7 to 37 cents weaker on the day. USDA’s National Average Base hog price for Wednesday afternoon was another $1.35 higher to $57.95. CME’s Lean Hog Index for 11/29 was down another 56 cents to $70.04. 

Pork cutout futures traded weaker on Wednesday, closing the day 2 cents to $1.05 in the red.  USDA’s National Pork Carcass Cutout Value for December 1 was $82.37 in the PM update. That was $4.33 weaker, as each primal was down more than $1. USDA estimates FI hog slaughter for the week through Wednesday at 1.443m head. That is up from 1.426m head last week, but is down 31k from the same week last year. 

Dec 21 Hogs  closed at $73.625, up $0.250,

Apr 22 Hogs  closed at $85.075, down $0.175

Dec 21 Pork Cutout  closed at $87.650, down $0.725,

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
$2,090/1,900
First Notice Date
12/14/21 (12 days)
Expiration Date
12/14/21 (12 days)

Seasonal Chart

Lean Hogs Dec '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 23, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
78,278 (-577)
116,086 (+5,602)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
94,433 (+5,978)
39,240 (-2,451)
Producers - Long / Short
10,885 (+144)
106,191 (+6,352)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
62,749 (-487)
5,251 (-516)
Managed Money - Long / Short
69,011 (+6,107)
16,645 (-3,096)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
25,422 (-129)
22,595 (+645)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
72.075 +2.15%
on 11/30/21
78.225 -5.88%
on 11/04/21
-2.525 (-3.32%)
since 11/01/21
3-Month
71.275 +3.30%
on 09/16/21
85.675 -14.06%
on 09/30/21
-8.850 (-10.73%)
since 09/01/21
52-Week
63.800 +15.40%
on 12/14/20
89.550 -17.78%
on 06/10/21
+8.800 (+13.58%)
since 12/01/20

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HEZ21 : 73.625s (+0.34%)
HEJ22 : 85.075s (-0.21%)
KMZ21 : 87.900s (-0.54%)
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LEJ22 : 141.775s (+0.50%)
GFF22 : 165.825s (+0.59%)
GFH22 : 167.900s (+0.84%)
Lean Hogs Close Wednesday Mixed

Hog futures closed mixed on Wednesday with 15 to 25 cent gains in the Dec and Feb contracts, The back month futures closed 7 to 37 cents weaker on the day. USDA’s National Average Base hog price for...

HEZ21 : 73.625s (+0.34%)
HEJ22 : 85.075s (-0.21%)
KMZ21 : 87.900s (-0.54%)
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Broiler Hatchery - 2021-12-01

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Cattle Recovering for Midweek

Wednesday fat cattle futures trading has the board up by 67 cents to $1.35 so far for midday. Feeder cattle are also $0.85 to $1.57 higher at midday in the front month contracts. The FCE online auction...

LEZ21 : 136.000s (+0.09%)
LEJ22 : 141.775s (+0.50%)
GFF22 : 165.825s (+0.59%)
GFH22 : 167.900s (+0.84%)

Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Sell Signal with a Soft Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 75.067
2nd Resistance Point 74.608
1st Resistance Point 74.117
Last Price 73.625s
1st Support Level 73.167
2nd Support Level 72.708
3rd Support Level 72.217

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52-Week High 89.550
Fibonacci 61.8% 79.714
Fibonacci 50% 76.675
Fibonacci 38.2% 73.636
Last Price 73.625s
52-Week Low 63.800

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