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Lean Hogs Jul '18 (HEN18)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Lean Hogs Market News and Commentary

Lean Hog futures posted sharp losses in the nearby contracts, with April using the expanded limits today. Some deferred contracts were slightly higher. The CME Lean Hog Index was down 31 cents from the previous day @ $54.43 on February 18. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up 26 cents on Wednesday afternoon at an average weighted price of $60.17. The national base cash hog carcass value was down 28 cents in the PM report, with a weighted average of $47.90. USDA estimated weekly FI hog slaughter at 1.415 million head through Wednesday. That was up 54,000 head from the previous week and 76,000 above the same week last year.Apr 19 Hogs closed at $52.975, down $3.550,May 19 Hogs closed at $63.025, down $2.425Jun 19 Hogs closed at $72.750, down $0.975 --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
$1,485/1,350
First Notice Date
07/16/18
Expiration Date
07/16/18 (expired)

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Lean Hogs Jul '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jul Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 29, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
75,356 (+802)
69,092 (-2,335)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
63,594 (+4,790)
63,455 (+8,975)
Producers - Long / Short
19,320 (+2,457)
63,248 (-2,645)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
51,663 (-1,959)
1,471 (+6)
Managed Money - Long / Short
48,592 (+2,501)
48,746 (+9,822)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
15,002 (+2,289)
14,709 (-847)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
77.975 +2.28%
on 06/25/18
84.075 -5.14%
on 07/03/18
-1.975 (-2.42%)
since 06/15/18
3-Month
74.975 +6.37%
on 05/22/18
84.075 -5.14%
on 07/03/18
+1.075 (+1.37%)
since 04/16/18
52-Week
72.000 +10.76%
on 04/04/18
85.575 -6.81%
on 01/25/18
+3.050 (+3.98%)
since 07/14/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 16% Buy with a Weakest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Minimum. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 80.133
1st Resistance Point 79.942
Last Price 79.750s
1st Support Level 79.642
2nd Support Level 79.533

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52-Week High 85.575
Fibonacci 61.8% 80.389
Last Price 79.750s
Fibonacci 50% 78.787
Fibonacci 38.2% 77.186
52-Week Low 72.000

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