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Lean Hogs Feb '18 (HEG18)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary


Lean Hog futures were steady to 50 cents higher in most contracts on Wednesday. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 14 cents from the previous day @ $55.98 on December 10. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was down 89 cents at $72.44. The national base cash hog carcass value was down 27 cents to a weighted average of $46.33. 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.

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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