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Lean Hogs Feb '18 (HEG18)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Lean Hogs Market News and Commentary

Lean Hog futures posted losses of 52.5 cents to $1.125 on Monday. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 19 cents from the previous day @ $55.17 on December 13. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up 16 cents at $71.96 on Monday afternoon. The national base cash hog carcass value was 26 cents lower at a weighted average of $46.12 on Monday. USDA estimated FI hog slaughter for at 477,000 head for Monday. That was 2,000 head lower than the previous week but 8,000 head above a year ago. USDA announced the second round of the MFP will be paid out, with hog producers receiving $8/head.Feb 19 Hogs closed at $63.825, down $0.675,Apr 19 Hogs closed at $68.975, down $1.075May 19 Hogs closed at $74.650, down $1.125--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 11, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
76,805 (+744)
87,573 (+1,991)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
68,663 (-534)
46,542 (+423)
Producers - Long / Short
13,303 (-369)
81,164 (+1,418)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
58,968 (+560)
1,875 (+20)
Managed Money - Long / Short
56,116 (-1,154)
20,940 (+3,394)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
12,547 (+620)
25,602 (-2,971)
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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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Lean Hogs Market News and Commentary

Lean Hog futures posted losses of 52.5 cents to $1.125 on Monday. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 19 cents from the previous day @ $55.17 on December 13. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up 16 cents...

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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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