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Lean Hogs Dec '21 (HEZ21)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Lean Hog Prices Recover on Friday

Friday hog futures trading ended with a rally. Prices closed 5 to 30 cents in the black, while October rallied to close $2.52 higher ahead of the NASS report. USDA’s National Average Base hog price for Friday afternoon was 40 cents higher to $76.93. The 9/22 CME Lean Hog Index was $91.89, after a 76 cent drop. 

The weekly CoT report showed lean hog spec traders were 8,063 contracts less net long as of 9/21. The week of long liquidation left the group at 55,858 contracts net long, the weakest net long since February. 

The quarterly Hogs and Pigs update from NASS showed a 75.352m head herd as of Sept 1. That was down 3.082m head yr/yr or 3.9% but was up 1.3% from last quarter. Analysts were expecting a 2.7% drop on the high end. The breeding herd was down 2.25% yr/yr, compared to the 1.1% average guess, at 6.19m head. The June-August pig crop was 33.9m head for an 11.3 pigs per litter. That was up from 10.95 pigs/litter last quarter and 11.06 last year as a new record for... 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
12/14/21 (81 days)
Expiration Date
12/14/21 (81 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 21, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
76,951 (+130)
123,616 (-5,274)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
102,404 (-9,484)
42,041 (-2,613)
Producers - Long / Short
13,732 (+1,211)
115,489 (-6,070)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
61,183 (-849)
6,091 (+1,028)
Managed Money - Long / Short
71,905 (-9,205)
18,911 (-1,063)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
30,499 (-279)
23,130 (-1,550)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
71.275 +7.75%
on 09/16/21
83.600 -8.13%
on 08/30/21
-3.975 (-4.92%)
since 08/24/21
3-Month
71.275 +7.75%
on 09/16/21
86.250 -10.96%
on 07/27/21
+0.400 (+0.52%)
since 06/24/21
52-Week
60.475 +26.99%
on 09/25/20
89.550 -14.24%
on 06/10/21
+15.950 (+26.21%)
since 09/24/20

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YKF22 : 13,640s (+0.22%)
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Hog Market Bouncing through Midday

Midday hog futures are off their early session lows, bouncing to 12 to 42 cents in the black. USDA’s National Average Base hog price was 21 cents stronger this morning to $76.93. The CME Lean Hog...

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HEG22 : 79.675s (+0.25%)
KMV21 : 104.200s (+2.33%)
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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 79.000
2nd Resistance Point 78.100
1st Resistance Point 77.450
Last Price 76.800s
1st Support Level 75.900
2nd Support Level 75.000
3rd Support Level 74.350

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52-Week High 89.550
Fibonacci 61.8% 78.443
Last Price 76.800s
Fibonacci 50% 75.012
Fibonacci 38.2% 71.582
52-Week Low 60.475

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