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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 posted triple digit gains in most contracts on Monday, with front month April up $2.225. The CME Lean Hog Index was up $1.27 from the previous day @ $55.40 on March 14. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up $3.50 on Monday afternoon at an average weighted price of $72.39. All primals saw sharp gains. The national base hog carcass value was up $1.81 in the PM report at an average weighted price of $55.73. USDA estimated Monday’s FI hog slaughter was 463,000 head, down 12,000 from the previous week but even with last year. The US intercepted an estimated 1 million pounds of Chinese pork being illegally smuggled into the US. No word yet on whether it was contaminated with the highly contagious ASF virus.Apr 19 Hogs closed at $71.025, up $2.225,May 19 Hogs closed at $79.675, up $1.775Jun 19 Hogs closed at $87.800, up $1.275--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. (Settles 1:00p.m.) CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$400
Margin/Maintenance
$1,705/1,550
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 Mar 12, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
91,393 (-1,100)
80,158 (+1,917)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
73,458 (-7,318)
76,905 (-9,538)
Producers - Long / Short
28,806 (-932)
69,879 (+9,458)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
54,183 (+7,290)
1,875 (-83)
Managed Money - Long / Short
53,398 (-5,293)
58,129 (-9,748)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
20,060 (-2,025)
18,776 (+210)
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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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