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Cotton #2 May '21 (CTK21)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Closes Red on Friday

The Friday session ended the day down by 85 to 100 points across the front month cotton futures. March closed mostly mid-range on the 140 point ranged day. For the week, March cotton prices were down by 146 points. December was a 28 point discount at the settle. 

USDA’s weekly Classings Report showed 98,017 bales were classed as upland cotton through the week for a season’s total of 13.426 million. Texas has classed 3.16 million, 2.6m were classed in GA, with AR, MS, and NC also each over 1 million bales. 

USDA’s weekly Cotton Market Review showed 43,418 bales were sold at spot for the week, averaging 83.84 cents. The Seam had 9,982 bales sold on 02/02 for an average gross price of 83.93 cents. The 2/02 Cotlook A Index was 40 points lower to 100.95 cents. The new AWP for cotton is 75.24 cents, up by 19 points on the week. 

 

Mar 23 Cotton  closed at 85.43, down 96 points,

May 23 Cotton  closed at 86.11, down 99 points,

Jul 23 Cotton  closed at 86.... 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
$4,950/4,500
First Notice Date
04/26/21
Expiration Date
05/06/21 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Cotton #2 May '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 24, 2023

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Commercials - Long / Short
100,981 (-2,165)
120,660 (+8,132)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
61,599 (+4,965)
43,766 (-4,915)
Producers - Long / Short
49,027 (-1,858)
93,368 (+6,877)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
40,529 (-1,351)
15,867 (+211)
Managed Money - Long / Short
33,822 (+3,698)
28,266 (-5,269)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
27,777 (+1,267)
15,500 (+354)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
78.84 +13.50%
on 04/07/21
90.07 -0.66%
on 04/27/21
+10.26 (+12.95%)
since 04/06/21
3-Month
77.12 +16.03%
on 03/26/21
95.60 -6.40%
on 02/25/21
+5.46 (+6.50%)
since 02/05/21
52-Week
58.12 +53.96%
on 05/12/20
95.60 -6.40%
on 02/25/21
+31.46 (+54.22%)
since 05/06/20

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 89.48
2nd Resistance Point 89.48
1st Resistance Point 89.48
Last Price 89.48s
1st Support Level 89.48
2nd Support Level 89.48
3rd Support Level 89.48

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52-Week High 95.60
Last Price 89.48s
Fibonacci 61.8% 81.28
Fibonacci 50% 76.86
Fibonacci 38.2% 72.44
52-Week Low 58.12

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