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Lean Hogs Aug '24 (HEQ24)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Hogs Fall Lower on Friday

Lean hogs slipped lower into the weekend, with contracts down anywhere from a tick to $1.87, led by the nearbys. USDA’s National Average Base Hog negotiated price was back down 76 cents on Friday afternoon at 88.57. The CME Lean Hog Index was up another 37 cents on May 15 at $92.13.

Weekly Commitment of Traders data showed specs in lean hog futures and options cutting another 9,043 contracts from their net long position as of 5/14. They held a net long of 56,128 contracts as of Tuesday, a 12-week low.

USDA’s National Pork Carcass Cutout Value was 58 cents higher in the Friday PM report at $100.85. The ham and loin were reported lower, with the belly leading the way, up $5.77. USDA estimated Friday’s federally inspected hog slaughter at 468,000 head, taking the week to date total to 2.404 million head including Saturday. That is 25,000 head above last week but 3,025 head below the same week last year.

Jun 24 Hogs  closed at $96.500, down $1.875,

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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
08/14/24 (87 days)
Expiration Date
08/14/24 (87 days)

Seasonal Chart

Lean Hogs Aug '24
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Aug Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 14, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
101,191 (-2,568)
127,635 (-7,887)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
93,393 (-7,219)
61,352 (-904)
Producers - Long / Short
18,661 (-13)
109,575 (-5,031)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
74,147 (+257)
9,677 (-44)
Managed Money - Long / Short
69,829 (-6,417)
12,727 (+2,519)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
23,564 (-802)
48,625 (-3,423)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
98.975 +0.51%
on 05/16/24
107.625 -7.57%
on 04/24/24
-2.600 (-2.55%)
since 04/17/24
3-Month
97.925 +1.58%
on 02/20/24
108.300 -8.15%
on 04/10/24
+1.400 (+1.43%)
since 02/16/24
52-Week
89.025 +11.74%
on 05/26/23
108.300 -8.15%
on 04/10/24
+6.950 (+7.51%)
since 05/17/23

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Cattle Markets Strong, Hogs Weaken

Strong cash Drives cattle higher

Cattle Rally Continues into the Weekend

Live cattle closed the Friday session with contracts up 67 cents to $2.02. June was up $4.90 on the week. USDA reported cash sales of $186-190 across the country on Friday, helped by the beef strength...

LEM24 : 181.050s (+1.13%)
LEQ24 : 179.050s (+0.94%)
LEV24 : 181.950s (+0.73%)
GFK24 : 246.725s (+0.77%)
GFQ24 : 259.850s (+0.97%)
GFU24 : 260.850s (+0.95%)
Hogs Fall Lower on Friday

Lean hogs slipped lower into the weekend, with contracts down anywhere from a tick to $1.87, led by the nearbys. USDA’s National Average Base Hog negotiated price was back down 76 cents on Friday afternoon...

HEM24 : 96.500s (-1.91%)
HEN24 : 100.050s (-1.55%)
HEQ24 : 99.475s (-1.31%)
Pure Hedge - Livestock and Grain

Cattle Finish the Day and Week Higher. Hogs and Wheat Decline.

Shootin' the Bull about ability to market above current index high.

The feeder cattle futures remain premium to the index and as of Friday's close, minimum sale floors can be produced above the current historical high of the index.  So, you are able to market inventory...

Hogs Falling into Weekend

Lean hogs are slipping lower in the to weekend, with contracts down 25 cents to $2, led by the nearbys. USDA’s National Average Base Hog negotiated price was back down 58 cents on Friday morning at 88.78....

HEM24 : 96.500s (-1.91%)
HEN24 : 100.050s (-1.55%)
HEQ24 : 99.475s (-1.31%)
Cattle Rally Continues to Friday Midday

Live cattle are trading with gains of $1.07 to $1.87 across most front months on Friday. Cash action has been quiet this week, with USDA reporting a few in the WCB at $186-190 on Thursday. Bids of $187...

LEM24 : 181.050s (+1.13%)
LEQ24 : 179.050s (+0.94%)
LEV24 : 181.950s (+0.73%)
GFK24 : 246.725s (+0.77%)
GFQ24 : 259.850s (+0.97%)
GFU24 : 260.850s (+0.95%)
Are Cattle Futures Prices on the Verge of a Breakout?

Live cattle and feeder cattle futures prices have been firming up through this week’s trade as we inch towards what has historically been a friendly time of year for the markets.

Hogs Set to Close Out Week

Lean hogs faded off of some of the midday strength, but still found solid ground to post 5 to 87 cent higher trade. USDA’s National Average Base Hog negotiated price was up 60 cents on Thursday afternoon...

HEM24 : 96.500s (-1.91%)
HEN24 : 100.050s (-1.55%)
HEQ24 : 99.475s (-1.31%)
Cattle Look to Friday After Week of Beef Strength

Live cattle posted Thursday gains of a nickel to 92 cents, as boxed beef price continue to rally ahead of Memorial Day. Cash action has been quiet this week, with USDA reporting a few in the WCB at $186-190...

LEM24 : 181.050s (+1.13%)
LEQ24 : 179.050s (+0.94%)
LEV24 : 181.950s (+0.73%)
GFK24 : 246.725s (+0.77%)
GFQ24 : 259.850s (+0.97%)
GFU24 : 260.850s (+0.95%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 102.283
2nd Resistance Point 101.542
1st Resistance Point 100.508
Last Price 99.475s
1st Support Level 98.733
2nd Support Level 97.992
3rd Support Level 96.958

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52-Week High 108.300
Fibonacci 61.8% 100.937
Last Price 99.475s
Fibonacci 50% 98.663
Fibonacci 38.2% 96.388
52-Week Low 89.025

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