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Cotton #2 Mar '19 (CTH19)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Market Down 23 to 61 Points

Cotton futures closed Wednesday with most contracts 23 to 61 points lower. The 5-day QPF shows most cotton growing areas west of MS with very little moisture in that timeframe. USDA will update the weekly Export Sales reports on Thursday morning. The Cotlook A index for July 16 was up 130 points from the previous day at 74.95 cents/lb. The weekly AWP is 58.05 cents/lb this week and will be updated on Thursday. OCT 19 Cotton closed at 62.1, down 23 points, DEC 19 Cotton closed at 62.53, down 53 points MAR 20 Cotton closed at 63.67, down 61 points MAY 20 Cotton closed at 64.63, down 55 points --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Cotton #2
Contract Size
50,000 pounds (approximately 100 bales)
Tick Size
0.01 cents per pound ($5.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
8:00p.m. - 1:20p.m. (Settles 1:15p.m.) CST
Exchange
ICE/US
Point Value
$500
Margin/Maintenance
$2,915/2,650
First Notice Date
02/22/19
Expiration Date
03/07/19 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Cotton #2 Mar '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jul 9, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
99,484 (+9,281)
67,203 (+275)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
52,168 (-1,969)
84,369 (+7,040)
Producers - Long / Short
43,348 (+9,983)
48,085 (-2,551)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
49,879 (-4,330)
12,861 (-802)
Managed Money - Long / Short
30,477 (+68)
73,489 (+4,611)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
21,691 (-2,037)
10,880 (+2,429)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
69.53 +3.41%
on 02/14/19
73.45 -2.11%
on 03/05/19
-0.91 (-1.25%)
since 02/07/19
3-Month
69.53 +3.41%
on 02/14/19
80.66 -10.86%
on 12/11/18
-8.33 (-10.38%)
since 12/07/18
52-Week
69.53 +3.41%
on 02/14/19
94.50 -23.92%
on 06/08/18
-6.21 (-7.95%)
since 03/07/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

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

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

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 72.21
1st Resistance Point 72.05
Last Price 71.90s
1st Support Level 71.82
2nd Support Level 71.75

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52-Week High 94.50
Fibonacci 61.8% 84.96
Fibonacci 50% 82.01
Fibonacci 38.2% 79.07
Last Price 71.90s
52-Week Low 69.53

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