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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 Tuesday, with most contracts steady to 70 cents higher and April down 17.5 cents. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 9 cents from the previous day @ $58.07 on January 18. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was down $1.20 on Tuesday afternoon at an average weighted price of $69.63. The belly was the only primal reported lower, down $9.45. The national base cash hog carcass value was down 15 cents in the PM report, with a weighted average of $52.20. FI hog slaughter was estimated at 876,000 head through Tuesday, which is 67,000 below the previous week but 35,000 head larger than this time last year.Feb 19 Hogs closed at $61.475, up $0.250,Apr 19 Hogs closed at $66.100, down $0.175May 19 Hogs closed at $72.025, unch,--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 18, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
78,462 (+1,657)
88,971 (+1,398)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
63,612 (-5,051)
41,889 (-4,653)
Producers - Long / Short
13,925 (+622)
81,036 (-128)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
58,429 (-539)
1,827 (-48)
Managed Money - Long / Short
50,997 (-5,119)
21,368 (+428)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
12,615 (+68)
20,521 (-5,081)
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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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Lean Hog futures are mixed at midday, with nearby Feb up 25 cents. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 9 cents from the previous day @ $58.07 on January 18. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up 74 cents...

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Lean Hogs Market News and Commentary

Lean Hog futures posted 37.5 cent to $1.65 gains in most contracts on Friday. Feb was down 2.27% on the week. The CME Lean Hog Index was up 16 cents from the previous day @ $58.18 on January 16. The USDA...

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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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