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Cocoa Mar '20 (CCH20)

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Cocoa Futures Market News and Commentary

Cocoa Prices Settle Higher on Fund Short-Covering

Sep ICE NY cocoa (CCU20) on Thursday closed up +10 (+0.46%). Sep ICE London cocoa #7 (CAU20) closed up +15 (+0.94%).

Cocoa prices on Thursday settled higher after an early decline in the dollar index to a 1-week low sparked short-covering in cocoa futures. On Wednesday, NY cocoa plunged to a 21-month low, and London cocoa dropped to a 17-month low. Fund selling has driven cocoa prices lower this week on concern that the resurgence of the coronavirus will keep lockdowns in place for longer and decimate chocolate demand.

The outlook for robust cocoa supplies is also weighing on cocoa prices. Citigroup last Thursday said the physical surplus for the Ivory Coast 2020/21 cocoa crop might be as large as 300,000 MT, double the previous projection of 150,000 MT. Also, Citigroup said Asian, North American, and European Q2 cocoa processing probably contracted on a year-on-year basis due to the coronavirus pandemic, and that U.S. chocolate sales in Q2 are on track to decline by 7... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Cocoa
Contract Size
10 metric tonnes (22,046 pounds)
Tick Size
$1.00 per metric tonne ($10.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
3:45a.m. - 12:30p.m. (Settles 10:50a.m.) CST
Exchange
ICE/US
Point Value
$10
Margin/Maintenance
$2,090/1,900
First Notice Date
02/14/20
Expiration Date
03/16/20 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Cocoa Mar '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 23, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
100,024 (-182)
104,007 (-467)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
50,889 (-794)
50,676 (+1,147)
Producers - Long / Short
72,691 (-1,170)
94,617 (-1,641)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
20,919 (-33)
2,976 (+153)
Managed Money - Long / Short
31,965 (-961)
42,168 (+2,372)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
18,924 (+167)
8,508 (-1,225)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2,388 unch
on 03/16/20
2,939 -18.75%
on 02/20/20
-516 (-17.77%)
since 02/14/20
3-Month
2,388 unch
on 03/16/20
2,998 -20.35%
on 02/13/20
-157 (-6.17%)
since 12/16/19
52-Week
2,188 +9.14%
on 08/29/19
2,998 -20.35%
on 02/13/20
+136 (+6.04%)
since 03/15/19

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 56% Sell with a Strengthening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Long term indicators mostly agree with the trend.

The market is approaching oversold territory. Be watchful of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 2,388
1st Resistance Point 2,388
Last Price 2,388s
1st Support Level 2,388
2nd Support Level 2,388

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52-Week High 2,998
Fibonacci 61.8% 2,689
Fibonacci 50% 2,593
Fibonacci 38.2% 2,497
Last Price 2,388s
52-Week Low 2,188

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