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Lean Hogs

Educational Resources For Trading Futures & Options

The following information provides basic contract specifications for crude oil futures contracts.  Please feel free to contact us via Phone, Live Chat, or Email for any further inquiries.

Educational Resources For Trading Futures & Options

Lean Hog futures offers both near term and longer term trading and spreading strategies based on the supply and demand of current cash hog, product prices and the longer term cyclical pricing patterns.  There is one contract denomination available for trade:


  • LH trades in units of 40,000 pounds (~18 metric tons)
    The minimum price fluctuation is 0.025 ($10.00 per contract).

Maximum Daily Price Fluctuation is 200 points or 2 cents/lb.

Contract Expiration:  Request Free Demo to gain access to our web-based trading platform.  From within the web-based platform you will have access to view complete contract specifications, including First Notice and Last Trading day.

Margin requirements are subject to change, and are required for open futures positions.

The Lean Hog contract is available for trade on the CME Globex platform.  Open outcry trading is conducted from 7:05AM PT through 11:00AM PT.  Electronic trading is conducted from 5:00PM PT through 4:00AM PT the next day.

Trading example:  If you purchase 1 contract of LH at 60.500 and the next day it moves to 61.500, you have a profit of $400.  Inversely, if the price dropped to 59.500 the next day, you would have a loss of $400.

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This information is from sources believed to be reliable, but Expo Futures will not be held responsible for either its accuracy or completeness. Please note that all times posted are in Pacific Standard Time and are subject to change.
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