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Lean Hogs May '22 (HEK22)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Hogs Rally on Monday

Lean hog futures posted $1.32 to $3.60 gains on Monday. The National Average Base Hog price for Monday morning was $101.64 up 17 cents from the day prior. CME’s Lean Hog Index for 5/12 was 55 cents lower to $100.49.

Pork cutout futures were $3.20 higher on Monday. USDA’s National Pork Carcass Cutout Value was up $0.38 in the PM update to $101.55. The belly was the leader, up $8.20, with all but the ham and rib primals reported higher. FI hog slaughter for Monday was estimated as 480,000 head. That is up 19,000 head wk/wk and 7,000 head above the same week last year. 

Jun 22 Hogs  closed at $103.825, up $3.075,

Jul 22 Hogs  closed at $104.800, up $3.600

Jun 22 Pork Cutout  closed at $109.600, up $3.200,

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
05/13/22
Expiration Date
05/13/22 (expired)

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 10, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
82,353 (-35)
93,170 (-6,575)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
66,483 (-4,627)
50,123 (+1,044)
Producers - Long / Short
28,062 (+3,120)
88,515 (-4,956)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
50,724 (-1,530)
1,088 (+6)
Managed Money - Long / Short
49,167 (-6,578)
30,117 (+2,599)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
17,316 (+1,951)
20,006 (-1,555)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
97.875 +2.17%
on 05/02/22
117.050 -14.57%
on 04/19/22
-11.525 (-10.33%)
since 04/13/22
3-Month
97.875 +2.17%
on 05/02/22
120.325 -16.89%
on 03/31/22
-6.400 (-6.02%)
since 02/11/22
52-Week
82.350 +21.43%
on 09/16/21
120.325 -16.89%
on 03/31/22
+11.825 (+13.41%)
since 05/13/21

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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 100.383
2nd Resistance Point 100.267
1st Resistance Point 100.133
Last Price 100.000s
1st Support Level 99.883
2nd Support Level 99.767
3rd Support Level 99.633

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52-Week High 120.325
Fibonacci 61.8% 105.819
Fibonacci 50% 101.337
Last Price 100.000s
Fibonacci 38.2% 96.856
52-Week Low 82.350

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