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Cotton #2 Mar '19 (CTH19)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Showing Marginal Losses

Cotton futures are showing marginal 16 to 24 point losses in the front months on Thursday. Portions of western TX are expected to remain dry for the next 7 days, with the eastern half and Southeastern US expected to receive some moisture from a tropical storm. The Cotlook A Index has bounced back up 120 points on Oct to 74.00 cents/lb. Last week’s AWP was 53.90 cents/lb, it will be updated later this afternoon. DEC 19 Cotton is at 64.38, down 16 points, MAR 19 Cotton is at 64.95, down 24 points MAY 20 Cotton is at 65.5, down 22 points JUL 20 Cotton is at 65.93, down 22 points -- provided by Brugler Marketing & Management Read more

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 Oct 8, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
124,461 (+6,006)
102,402 (+4,864)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
49,477 (-4,943)
72,793 (-2,990)
Producers - Long / Short
66,933 (+2,660)
75,853 (+2,239)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
46,970 (+1,244)
15,991 (+523)
Managed Money - Long / Short
32,243 (+1,830)
56,291 (-3,430)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
17,234 (-6,773)
16,502 (+440)
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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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Cotton Posts Strong Gains on Wednesday

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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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