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Lean Hogs Feb '18 (HEG18)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary


Lean Hog futures are steady to $1.40 lower on Thursday. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 44 cents from the previous day @ $55.54 on December 11. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up 32 cents at $72.76. The national base cash hog carcass value was 32 cents higher to a weighted average of $46.74. USDA estimated FI hog slaughter for Wednesday was 477,000 head, bringing the WTD total to 1.435 million head. That is 13,000 head larger than last week and 37,000 head above a year ago. Pork export sales for the week that ended on 12/6 totaled 22,334 MT for 2018 and 11,088 MT for 2019.Dec 18 Hogs are at $54.675, down $0.050,Feb 19 Hogs are at $64.725, down $0.975Apr 19 Hogs are at $70.550, down $1.400--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Lean Hogs
Contract Size
40,000 pounds
Tick Size
0.025 cents per pound ($10.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
8:30a.m. - 1:05p.m. CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$400
Margin/Maintenance
$1,485/1,350
First Notice Date
02/14/18
Expiration Date
02/14/18 (expired)

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Lean Hogs Feb '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Feb Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Dec 4, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
76,061 (-8,709)
85,582 (-4,323)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
69,197 (+124)
46,119 (-3,169)
Producers - Long / Short
13,672 (-1,564)
79,746 (+1,883)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
58,408 (-1,573)
1,855 (-634)
Managed Money - Long / Short
57,270 (-2,517)
17,546 (-1,019)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
11,927 (+2,641)
28,573 (-2,150)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
71.525 +2.76%
on 01/23/18
75.900 -3.16%
on 02/05/18
+1.925 (+2.69%)
since 01/12/18
3-Month
66.250 +10.94%
on 12/14/17
75.900 -3.16%
on 02/05/18
+6.000 (+8.89%)
since 11/14/17
52-Week
60.550 +21.39%
on 08/30/17
75.900 -3.16%
on 02/05/18
+6.850 (+10.28%)
since 02/14/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 48% Buy with a Strengthening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Average. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 73.633
1st Resistance Point 73.567
Last Price 73.500s
1st Support Level 73.392
2nd Support Level 73.283

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52-Week High 75.900
Last Price 73.500s
Fibonacci 61.8% 70.036
Fibonacci 50% 68.225
Fibonacci 38.2% 66.414
52-Week Low 60.550

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