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Lean Hogs Jun '18 (HEM18)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary


Lean Hog futures posted steady to 50 cent gains 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 Tuesday 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.Dec 18 Hogs closed at $54.725, up $0.275,Feb 19 Hogs closed at $65.700, up $0.500Apr 19 Hogs closed at $71.950, up $0.500--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 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
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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