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Cotton #2 Oct '22 (CTV22)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Fades on Wednesday Trade

Cotton trading ended the day with 21 to 61 point losses. New crop’s March contract was down by just 6 points at the close, though preliminary OI there was just 4,988 contracts as of 1/31. 

USDA’s monthly Cotton Systems report showed December consumption was 449 RBs. That was down from 532 in November and was 62% below Dec ’21. Cotton stocks were 4.4% larger in Dec than in Nov and remain nearly 1,000 RBs below 2021. 

The Seam reported 4,311 bales of cotton sold on 1/31, for an average gross price of 83.34 cents/lb. The Cotlook A Index was 40 points weaker for 1/30 to 102 cents. The AWP for cotton is 75.05 cents per pound. 

Mar 23 Cotton  closed at 85.61, down 61 points,

May 23 Cotton  closed at 86.34, down 61 points,

Jul 23 Cotton  closed at 86.93, down 53 points

On the date of publication, Alan Brugler did not have (either directly or indirectly) positions in any of the securities mentioned in this article. All information and data in this article i... 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
09/26/22
Expiration Date
10/07/22 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Cotton #2 Oct '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Oct 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
87.11 +5.88%
on 09/29/22
110.21 -16.31%
on 09/12/22
-13.87 (-13.07%)
since 09/07/22
3-Month
87.11 +5.88%
on 09/29/22
125.00 -26.22%
on 08/16/22
-7.59 (-7.60%)
since 07/07/22
52-Week
87.11 +5.88%
on 09/29/22
140.47 -34.34%
on 05/17/22
-2.05 (-2.17%)
since 10/07/21

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Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Sell Signal with a Soft Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 92.23
2nd Resistance Point 92.23
1st Resistance Point 92.23
Last Price 92.23s
1st Support Level 92.23
2nd Support Level 92.23
3rd Support Level 92.23

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52-Week High 140.47
Fibonacci 61.8% 120.09
Fibonacci 50% 113.79
Fibonacci 38.2% 107.49
Last Price 92.23s
52-Week Low 87.11

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