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Lean Hogs Dec '22 (HEZ22)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Hog Futures Close Firm and Mixed

Dec hogs were the largest mover on Monday for the front month futures, having dropped 35 cents. The other nearby contracts were within 10 cents of UNCH on a firm close. Feb printed a $2.08 range on the day from -60c to +$1.48. USDA’s National Average Base Hog Price for Monday afternoon was 53 cents weaker to $81.69. The 12/01 CME Lean Hog Index was $82.87, down by another 37 cents.   

Pork cutout futures went home on Monday firm as well, as the front months closed mixed within 7 cents of UNCH. USDA’s National Pork Carcass Cutout value for Monday afternoon was $86.46, down by $2.48 with a $9.44 drop in bellies to $93.91. Last week saw bellies below the $100 cwt. mark for the first time since December 2020. The CME Fresh Bacon Index was $130.88 for the week that ended 12/2, that was down from $145.91 the week prior. USDA estimated Monday’s FI hog slaughter at 491k head. That is down 2,000 from last week but compares to 455k head from the same week last year. 

 

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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
$1,925/1,750
First Notice Date
12/14/22 (8 days)
Expiration Date
12/14/22 (8 days)

Seasonal Chart

Lean Hogs Dec '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 29, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
68,586 (+1,207)
94,066 (-5,856)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
73,573 (-2,605)
38,074 (+5,628)
Producers - Long / Short
14,985 (+1,082)
86,531 (-6,774)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
46,874 (-769)
808 (+24)
Managed Money - Long / Short
60,964 (-3,361)
22,146 (+9,568)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
12,609 (+756)
15,928 (-3,940)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
80.550 +1.89%
on 11/28/22
87.575 -6.28%
on 11/07/22
-0.900 (-1.08%)
since 11/04/22
3-Month
72.975 +12.47%
on 10/04/22
89.800 -8.60%
on 10/21/22
-0.625 (-0.76%)
since 09/02/22
52-Week
72.950 +12.51%
on 12/07/21
91.350 -10.15%
on 08/16/22
+7.000 (+9.32%)
since 12/03/21

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Hog Futures Close Firm and Mixed

Dec hogs were the largest mover on Monday for the front month futures, having dropped 35 cents. The other nearby contracts were within 10 cents of UNCH on a firm close. Feb printed a $2.08 range on the...

HEZ22 : 82.075s (-0.42%)
HEJ23 : 95.825s (unch)
KMZ22 : 89.600s (-0.25%)
Mixed Close for Monday Live Cattle

The Dec and Feb contracts settled red on Monday, with Dec live cattle giving back 12 cents no First Notice Day. The deferred contracts stayed in the black during the afternoon pullback, ending 7 to 17...

LEZ22 : 153.225s (-0.08%)
LEG23 : 155.825s (-0.03%)
LEJ23 : 159.575s (unch)
GFF23 : 183.775s (+0.73%)
GFH23 : 186.375s (+0.59%)
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Lean Hogs Weekly Forecast

The uptrend may be expected to continue, while market is trading above support level 86,400, which will be followed by reaching resistance level 93,325 and if it keeps on moving up above that level, we...

Feeder Cattle Weekly Forecast

The uptrend may be expected to continue in case the market rises above resistance level 183,075, which will be followed by reaching resistance level 185,400 and 188,250

Live Cattle Weekly Forecast

The downtrend may be expected to continue, while market is trading below resistance level 156,175, which will be followed by reaching support level 154,125 and if it keeps on moving down below that level,...

Mixed Midday for Lean Hog Futures

Front month lean hogs are trading $0.10 to $0.17 in the red. Feb is the exception with a midday gain of 27 cents so far. USDA’s National Average Base Hog Price was withheld this morning due to confidentiality...

HEZ22 : 82.075s (-0.42%)
HEJ23 : 95.825s (unch)
KMZ22 : 89.600s (-0.25%)
Cattle Higher on Grains Weakness

Front month live cattle futures are up 7 to 35 cents through USDA reported some moderate Friday action in the North mostly at $157. The week’s cash trade was mostly $155 in the South and $157 in the...

LEZ22 : 153.225s (-0.08%)
LEG23 : 155.825s (-0.03%)
LEJ23 : 159.575s (unch)
GFF23 : 183.775s (+0.73%)
GFH23 : 186.375s (+0.59%)
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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 84.000
2nd Resistance Point 83.475
1st Resistance Point 82.775
Last Price 82.075s
1st Support Level 81.550
2nd Support Level 81.025
3rd Support Level 80.325

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52-Week High 91.350
Fibonacci 61.8% 84.321
Fibonacci 50% 82.150
Last Price 82.075s
Fibonacci 38.2% 79.979
52-Week Low 72.950

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