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Lean Hogs Dec '22 (HEZ22)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Hogs Held Firm on Wednesday

Lean hog futures closed the day with contracts up 37 cents to $1.47. The USDA’s National Average Base Hog price was $131.34 in the Wednesday afternoon report, up $2.15 from the previous day’s report. The August 15th CME Lean Hog Index was down 65 cents to $121.06.

Front month pork cutout futures were up $1.42. USDA’s National Pork Carcass Cutout value was down $2.68 to $118.47 in the Wednesday PM report. The belly was down $12.28, with the butt, rib and ham also lower. Federally inspected hog slaughter on Wednesday was estimated at 478,000, bringing the weekly total to 1.396 million head. That is 10,000 head below last week and 23,000 head fewer vs. the same week last year.

Oct 22 Hogs  closed at $98.050, up $1.475,

Dec 22 Hogs  closed at $88.425, up $0.725

Oct 22 Pork Cutout  closed at $107.900, up $1.425,

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
$1,925/1,750
First Notice Date
12/14/22 (118 days)
Expiration Date
12/14/22 (118 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 9, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
76,050 (+487)
119,944 (+12,521)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
95,556 (+8,940)
45,359 (-1,540)
Producers - Long / Short
18,143 (-438)
113,387 (+11,876)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
52,016 (+296)
666 (+16)
Managed Money - Long / Short
80,839 (+8,072)
17,951 (+182)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
14,717 (+868)
27,408 (-1,722)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
84.325 +2.43%
on 07/19/22
91.350 -5.45%
on 08/16/22
+0.650 (+0.76%)
since 07/18/22
3-Month
80.825 +6.87%
on 07/05/22
91.350 -5.45%
on 08/16/22
+2.925 (+3.51%)
since 05/18/22
52-Week
67.275 +28.39%
on 09/15/21
91.350 -5.45%
on 08/16/22
+13.925 (+19.22%)
since 08/18/21

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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 91.100
2nd Resistance Point 89.875
1st Resistance Point 89.150
Last Price 86.150
1st Support Level 87.200
2nd Support Level 85.975
3rd Support Level 85.250

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52-Week High 91.350
Last Price 86.150
Fibonacci 61.8% 82.153
Fibonacci 50% 79.313
Fibonacci 38.2% 76.472
52-Week Low 67.275

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