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Cocoa Jul '23 (CCN23)
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Cocoa Futures Market News and Commentary

Cocoa Prices Catapult to Record Highs on Scant Global Cocoa Supplies

May ICE NY cocoa (CCK24) this morning is up +330 (+5.63%), and Mar ICE London cocoa #7 (CAH24) is up +266 (+5.06%).

Cocoa prices this morning are sharply higher, with May NY cocoa posting a contract high and Mar NY cocoa and Mar London cocoa posting all-time nearest-futures highs.  Concerns about global cocoa production and widening global cocoa deficits are lighting a fire under cocoa prices.

On Wednesday, the Ghana Cocoa Board cut its 2023/24 Ghana cocoa production estimate to a 14-year low of 650,000-700,000 MT from a previous forecast of 850,000 MT, citing smuggling and unfavorable weather.  Ghana's cocoa regulator said on August 16 that some of its cocoa farmers are unlikely to fulfill some of their cocoa contracts for a second season.   Ghana is the world's second-largest cocoa producer.

Lower cocoa production in the Ivory Coast, the world's largest producer, is a major bullish factor for cocoa prices.  Monday's government data showed Ivory Coast farmers ship... 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
$4,785/4,350
First Notice Date
06/26/23
Expiration Date
07/14/23 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Cocoa Jul '23
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jul Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Feb 13, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
85,415 (-8,864)
140,237 (-17,371)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
95,562 (-21,192)
46,211 (-12,429)
Producers - Long / Short
70,960 (-7,057)
117,660 (-15,526)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
6,851 (-2,126)
14,973 (-2,164)
Managed Money - Long / Short
82,618 (-19,370)
26,401 (-6,068)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
12,944 (-1,822)
19,810 (-6,361)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
3,104 +6.54%
on 06/21/23
3,364 -1.69%
on 07/03/23
+118 (+3.70%)
since 06/14/23
3-Month
2,857 +15.75%
on 05/03/23
3,364 -1.69%
on 07/03/23
+410 (+14.15%)
since 04/14/23
52-Week
2,192 +50.87%
on 09/26/22
3,364 -1.69%
on 07/03/23
+976 (+41.87%)
since 07/14/22

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Cocoa Prices Catapult to Record Highs on Scant Global Cocoa Supplies

May ICE NY cocoa (CCK24 ) this morning is up +330 (+5.63%), and Mar ICE London cocoa #7 (CAH24 ) is up +266 (+5.06%). Cocoa prices this morning are sharply higher, with May NY cocoa posting a contract...

CCK24 : 6,258 (+6.79%)
CAK24 : 5,362 (+5.93%)
Coffee Prices Slide on Weakness in the Brazilian Real

May arabica coffee (KCK24 ) this morning is down -2.50 (-1.37%), and Mar ICE robusta coffee (RMH24 ) is down -73 (-2.30%). Coffee prices this morning are moderately lower, with robusta falling to a 7-week...

KCK24 : 180.10 (-1.67%)
RMK24 : 3,034 (-2.54%)
^USDBRL : 4.98088 (+0.40%)
Cotton Fading into Friday

The morning cotton market is trading 6 to 85 points lower, save for March which is up by 55. Open interest in the March contract has fallen to 2,142 contracts. The front month cotton market rallied on...

CTH24 : 94.15 (-0.05%)
CTK24 : 93.87 (-0.62%)
CTN24 : 92.97 (-0.69%)
Cotton Futures Closed Higher on Thursday

The front month cotton market rallied by 160 points in March, ending just 35 points under the session high. That has March back to a 33 point gain for the week. New crop cotton held 6 to 21 points higher...

CTH24 : 94.15 (-0.05%)
CTK24 : 93.87 (-0.62%)
CTN24 : 92.97 (-0.69%)
Cocoa Prices Fall Back From Record Highs and Settle Mixed

March ICE NY cocoa (CCH24 ) on Thursday closed down -29 (-0.47%), and Mar ICE London cocoa #7 (CAH24 ) closed up +166 (+3.26%). Cocoa prices on Thursday rallied to a new record high but then fell back...

CCK24 : 6,258 (+6.79%)
CAK24 : 5,362 (+5.93%)
Coffee Prices Retreat on Forecasts for Increased Brazil Coffee Production

May arabica coffee (KCK24 ) on Thursday closed down -4.95 (-2.63%), and Mar ICE robusta coffee (RMH24 ) closed down -78 (-2.40%). Coffee prices on Thursday retreated, with arabica posting a 1-week low...

KCK24 : 180.10 (-1.67%)
RMK24 : 3,034 (-2.54%)
Cocoa Prices Mixed as Dollar Strength Sparks Long Liquidation Pressures

March ICE NY cocoa (CCH24 ) this morning is down -29 (-0.47%), and Mar ICE London cocoa #7 (CAH24 ) is up +166 (+3.26%). Cocoa prices this morning are mixed. Cocoa prices today initially rallied to new...

CCK24 : 6,258 (+6.79%)
CAK24 : 5,362 (+5.93%)
Triple Digit Gains in Cotton Futures

Front month cotton prices are trading 6 to 166 points higher. That has the front month contracts back in the black for the week’s move. The Cotlook A Index was 230 points weaker to 99.30 cents/lb....

CTH24 : 94.15 (-0.05%)
CTK24 : 93.87 (-0.62%)
CTN24 : 92.97 (-0.69%)
Sugar Prices Mixed on the Outlook for Bigger Domestic Sugar Supplies in India

March NY world sugar #11 (SBH24 ) this morning is up +0.10 (+0.44%), and May London ICE white sugar #5 (SWK24 ) is down -4.60 (-0.74%). Sugar prices this morning are mixed, with London sugar posting a...

SBK24 : 21.84 (-1.49%)
SWK24 : 613.60 (-0.98%)
Coffee Prices On Forecast for Increased Brazil Coffee Production

May arabica coffee (KCK24 ) this morning is down -4.80 (-2.55%), and Mar ICE robusta coffee (RMH24 ) is down -85 (-2.61%). Coffee prices this morning are moderately lower, with robusta falling to a 4-week...

KCK24 : 180.10 (-1.67%)
RMK24 : 3,034 (-2.54%)

Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Buy Signal with a Strong Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 3,307
2nd Resistance Point 3,307
1st Resistance Point 3,307
Last Price 3,307s
1st Support Level 3,307
2nd Support Level 3,307
3rd Support Level 3,307

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52-Week High 3,364
Last Price 3,307s
Fibonacci 61.8% 2,916
Fibonacci 50% 2,778
Fibonacci 38.2% 2,640
52-Week Low 2,192

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