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Lean Hogs Aug '21 (HEQ21)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Hogs Closed Higher on Friday

After printing midday losses, lean hog futures rallied back to end the Friday session with $0.25 to $0.97 gains. December hog futures traded with a $2.70 range. USDA’s National Average Afternoon Base hog price was another 16 cents weaker on Friday to $81.48. The CME Lean Hog Index for 9/15 was $94.45, back up by a dime. 

The weekly CoT report showed managed money reduced their lean hog net long by 20,478 contracts (or 24%) during the week that ended with 9/14’s settle. That was mainly driven by 14,437 spec longs closing out, and left the group at the weakest net long since February. 

Pork cutout futures are trading also bounced back in the afternoon, ending the day with $0.50 to $1.15 gains. The Feb ’22 contract stayed in the red, ending $1.05 weaker. USDA’s National Pork Carcass Cutout Value was 56 cents weaker on Friday afternoon, at $105.41 cwt. Hams were up by $9.22 to $80.34, but offset by a $5.43 drop in loins and a $7.67 drop for bellies. USDA estimates FI hog sla... Read more

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
08/13/21
Expiration Date
08/13/21 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 14, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
76,821 (-7,982)
128,890 (-16,369)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
111,888 (-8,946)
44,654 (+175)
Producers - Long / Short
12,521 (-750)
121,559 (-10,782)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
62,032 (-2,741)
5,063 (-1,096)
Managed Money - Long / Short
81,110 (-14,631)
19,974 (+6,384)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
30,778 (+5,685)
24,680 (-6,209)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
103.225 +6.37%
on 07/15/21
110.175 -0.34%
on 08/12/21
+3.875 (+3.66%)
since 07/13/21
3-Month
96.500 +13.78%
on 06/24/21
120.550 -8.92%
on 06/07/21
+4.075 (+3.85%)
since 05/13/21
52-Week
74.075 +48.23%
on 08/14/20
120.550 -8.92%
on 06/07/21
+35.750 (+48.28%)
since 08/13/20

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After printing midday losses, lean hog futures rallied back to end the Friday session with $0.25 to $0.97 gains. December hog futures traded with a $2.70 range. USDA’s National Average Afternoon Base...

HEV21 : 85.725s (+0.29%)
HEG22 : 78.225s (+0.90%)
KMV21 : 101.725s (+0.69%)
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LEV21 : 122.800s (-0.65%)
LEG22 : 131.550s (-0.83%)
GFU21 : 154.875s (-0.64%)
GFV21 : 156.375s (-0.46%)
Cattle Lower at Midday

Front month fat cattle futures are trading 45 to 65 cents lower at midday. USDA mentioned some $123-$124 sales in TX on Thursday and $125 for NE. Feeder cattle futures are also in the red with midday losses...

LEV21 : 122.800s (-0.65%)
LEG22 : 131.550s (-0.83%)
GFU21 : 154.875s (-0.64%)
GFV21 : 156.375s (-0.46%)
Hog Market Trading Red so far

So far for Friday, lean hog futures are working lower with losses of 12 to 57 cents following triple digit Thursday gains. October contracts are the weakest at midday. USDA’s National Average Base hog...

HEV21 : 85.725s (+0.29%)
HEG22 : 78.225s (+0.90%)
KMV21 : 101.725s (+0.69%)
Cattle Futures Pull Back as Beef Prices Continue to Slide

Fat cattle futures were weaker on Thursday, with 17 to 87 cent losses. Preliminary open interest showed some long liquidation, down 1,810 contracts. Feeders were higher nearby, gaining $1.15 in September,...

LEV21 : 122.800s (-0.65%)
LEG22 : 131.550s (-0.83%)
GFU21 : 154.875s (-0.64%)
GFV21 : 156.375s (-0.46%)
Hogs Post Triple Digit Gains, Basis Relaxes

Lean hog futures added triple digits to the upside on Thursday, follow through from Wednesday’s gains. Prices closed $2.15 to $3.20 higher on the day. Short covering accelerated, with preliminary OI...

HEV21 : 85.725s (+0.29%)
HEG22 : 78.225s (+0.90%)
KMV21 : 101.725s (+0.69%)
Morning Comments; Friday, September 17th, 2021

Markets Soften Overnight

Cattle Market Closes Mixed

Fat cattle futures were weaker on Thursday but closed off their lows with 17 to 87 cent losses. Feeders were higher nearby, gaining $1.15 in September, but were 27 to 40 cents red in the deferred months....

LEV21 : 122.800s (-0.65%)
LEG22 : 131.550s (-0.83%)
GFU21 : 154.875s (-0.64%)
GFV21 : 156.375s (-0.46%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 110.658
2nd Resistance Point 110.367
1st Resistance Point 110.083
Last Price 109.800s
1st Support Level 109.508
2nd Support Level 109.217
3rd Support Level 108.933

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52-Week High 120.550
Last Price 109.800s
Fibonacci 61.8% 102.797
Fibonacci 50% 97.313
Fibonacci 38.2% 91.828
52-Week Low 74.075

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