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Cotton #2 Oct '24 (CTV24)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Heading Lower at Midday

Cotton futures are starting out the new week exploring new lows, as contracts are down anywhere from 67 to 205 points at midday. Pressure may be coming from precip totals expected across parts of TX over the next week, favorable for crop conditions.

Spec funds in cotton futures and options keep piling onto the short side, with CFTC data showing an increase of 11,827 contracts to their net short. Their position was pegged at 35,735 contracts as of Tuesday, the largest since the fall of 2019. 

The ICE certified cotton stocks were down 264 bales on June 14 at 137,983 bales. There were 684 decerts, with 420 new certs and 2,151 bales awaiting review. The Cotlook A Index was back unchanged on June 14 at 81.85 cents/lb. The USDA Average World Price (AWP) was down 81 points to 57.32 cents per pound last week. That is effective through this Thursday. 

Jul 24 Cotton  is at 69.4, down 157 points,

Dec 24 Cotton  is at 71.29, down 85 points,

Mar 25 Cotton  is at 72.... 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 1:20p.m.) CST
Exchange
ICE/US
Point Value
$500
Margin/Maintenance
$3,300/3,000
First Notice Date
09/24/24 (99 days)
Expiration Date
10/09/24 (114 days)

Seasonal Chart

Cotton #2 Oct '24
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Oct Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 11, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
107,977 (+642)
88,457 (-11,128)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
63,650 (-3,746)
83,706 (+9,619)
Producers - Long / Short
47,289 (+1,127)
69,381 (-4,409)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
55,750 (+5,863)
14,138 (-371)
Managed Money - Long / Short
31,108 (-1,422)
66,765 (+10,145)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
32,542 (-2,324)
16,941 (-526)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
72.05 +0.58%
on 06/17/24
81.90 -11.51%
on 05/28/24
-3.35 (-4.42%)
since 05/17/24
3-Month
72.05 +0.58%
on 06/17/24
89.25 -18.80%
on 04/01/24
-14.33 (-16.51%)
since 03/15/24
52-Week
72.05 +0.58%
on 06/17/24
89.25 -18.80%
on 04/01/24
-6.43 (-8.15%)
since 06/16/23

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SBV24 : 19.06 (-2.21%)
SWQ24 : 548.40 (-2.44%)
Cocoa Prices Finish Sharply Lower as Dollar Strength Sparks Long Liquidation

July ICE NY cocoa (CCN24 ) on Friday closed down -516 (-4.77%), and July ICE London cocoa #7 (CAN24 ) closed down -198 (-2.19%). Cocoa prices Friday finished sharply lower. After the dollar index (DXY00...

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 75.99
2nd Resistance Point 75.34
1st Resistance Point 74.85
Last Price 72.41
1st Support Level 73.71
2nd Support Level 73.06
3rd Support Level 72.57

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52-Week High 89.25
Fibonacci 61.8% 82.68
Fibonacci 50% 80.65
Fibonacci 38.2% 78.62
Last Price 72.41
52-Week Low 72.05

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