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Lean Hogs Aug '23 (HEQ23)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Hogs Slipping Back on Monday

Lean hogs are down 12 to 65 cents across most contracts on Monday. The USDA National Base Hog price was reported at $82.59 on Monday morning, down $1.14 from the day prior. The CME Lean Hog Index was $88.38 on July 11, back down 27 cents from the previous day.

Lean hog spec traders added 2,568 contracts of futures and options as of July 9 to their CFTC net short, putting it at 11,412 contracts by last Tuesday.

China’s pork production during the second quarter was 13.98 MMT down 3% from the year prior. Total hog slaughter during the first half of the year were 363.95 million head, down 3.1% from in 2023.

USDA reported the Monday AM Pork Cutout Value 19 cents higher at $98.65. The ham and butt primals were the only reported lower. USDA estimated this week’s FI hog slaughter at 2.386 head. That was well above last week and 47,632 larger than the same week last year.

Jul 24 Hogs  are at $88.750, up $0.050,

Aug 24 Hogs  are at $88.275, down $0.175

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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
$1,650/1,500
First Notice Date
08/14/23
Expiration Date
08/16/23 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Lean Hogs Aug '23
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Aug Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jul 9, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
105,676 (-5,803)
74,079 (-6,596)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
77,382 (+2,925)
106,730 (+3,293)
Producers - Long / Short
23,862 (-731)
56,039 (-3,546)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
68,313 (-2,739)
4,539 (-717)
Managed Money - Long / Short
47,491 (+144)
59,325 (+2,418)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
29,891 (+2,781)
47,405 (+875)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
94.050 +8.72%
on 07/17/23
104.950 -2.57%
on 08/01/23
+6.050 (+6.29%)
since 07/14/23
3-Month
73.475 +39.16%
on 05/26/23
104.950 -2.57%
on 08/01/23
+16.175 (+18.79%)
since 05/12/23
52-Week
73.475 +39.16%
on 05/26/23
109.025 -6.21%
on 12/27/22
+1.775 (+1.77%)
since 08/12/22

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 102.883
2nd Resistance Point 102.567
1st Resistance Point 102.408
Last Price 102.250s
1st Support Level 101.933
2nd Support Level 101.617
3rd Support Level 101.458

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52-Week High 109.025
Last Price 102.250s
Fibonacci 61.8% 95.445
Fibonacci 50% 91.250
Fibonacci 38.2% 87.055
52-Week Low 73.475

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