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Lean Hogs Jun '18 (HEM18)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Lean Hogs Market News and Commentary

Lean Hog futures were mixed on Friday, with Dec expiring at $54.95. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 18 cents from the previous day @ $55.36 on December 12. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was down $1.37 at $71.80. The national base cash hog carcass value was 29 cents higher at a weighted average of $46.71. USDA estimated FI hog slaughter for this week through Saturday at 2.612 million head. That is 54,000 head larger than last week and 36,000 head above a year ago. Spec funds in lean hog futures and options backed off their net long position by 3,563 contracts as of 12/11 to a net position of 35,506 contracts.Dec 18 Hogs closed at $54.950, up $0.150,Feb 19 Hogs closed at $64.500, down $0.325Apr 19 Hogs closed at $70.050, down $0.300--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
06/14/18
Expiration Date
06/14/18 (expired)

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Lean Hogs Jun '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jun 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
72.550 +11.89%
on 05/22/18
81.250 -0.09%
on 06/14/18
+5.025 (+6.60%)
since 05/14/18
3-Month
70.250 +15.55%
on 04/04/18
81.250 -0.09%
on 06/14/18
+2.825 (+3.61%)
since 03/14/18
52-Week
70.250 +15.55%
on 04/04/18
85.850 -5.45%
on 01/09/18
+3.275 (+4.20%)
since 06/14/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 64% Buy with a Strengthening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Maximum. Long term indicators mostly agree with the trend.

The market is in highly overbought territory. Beware of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 81.325
1st Resistance Point 81.250
Last Price 81.175
1st Support Level 81.100
2nd Support Level 81.025

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52-Week High 85.850
Last Price 81.175
Fibonacci 61.8% 79.891
Fibonacci 50% 78.050
Fibonacci 38.2% 76.209
52-Week Low 70.250

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