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Cotton #2 Dec '21 (CTZ21)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Futures Staging Dead Cat Bounce After Limit Loss on Tuesday

After yesterday’s limit losses, overnight trading has cotton futures  up 49 to 160 points for Wednesday. Expanded limits are 5 cents for today, being a penny expanded above the now 4 cent initial daily limit. December will continue to trade with no daily limits through the delivery process. There were zero deliveries against December cotton futures. The 400 bales of cert stocks are tightly held, with most of them in Memphis.  Yesterday cotton closed limit down.  

The online cotton trading platform The Seam reported 8,597 bales were sold for an average gross price of $1.0562/lb. The 11/30 DSQ for cotton showed 11,050 bales were sold at spot. The Cotlook A index for 11/29 was 4 cents weaker at 123.30 cents/lb. USDA’s AWP for cotton is 102.65 cents/lb for the week through Thursday.  

Dec 21 Cotton  closed at 111.65, down 500 points, up 160 this morning

Mar 22 Cotton  closed at 106.41, down 500 points, up 49 this morning

May 22 Cotton  closed at 104.61, down 500... 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
$3,850/3,500
First Notice Date
11/23/21
Expiration Date
12/08/21 (7 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 23, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
91,200 (-2,855)
210,946 (-4,054)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
118,922 (-481)
11,811 (+849)
Producers - Long / Short
26,221 (-2,585)
191,954 (-3,514)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
59,371 (+796)
13,384 (+526)
Managed Money - Long / Short
83,783 (+858)
1,305 (+770)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
35,139 (-1,339)
10,506 (+79)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
110.41 +0.81%
on 12/01/21
121.67 -8.52%
on 11/02/21
-8.54 (-7.13%)
since 11/01/21
3-Month
88.95 +25.13%
on 09/20/21
121.67 -8.52%
on 11/02/21
+19.00 (+20.59%)
since 09/01/21
52-Week
70.19 +58.57%
on 12/02/20
121.67 -8.52%
on 11/02/21
+40.30 (+56.76%)
since 12/01/20

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Cotton Futures Staging Dead Cat Bounce After Limit Loss on Tuesday

After yesterday’s limit losses, overnight trading has cotton futures up 49 to 160 points for Wednesday. Expanded limits are 5 cents for today, being a penny expanded above the now 4 cent initial daily...

CTZ21 : 111.30 (-0.31%)
CTH22 : 105.89 (-0.49%)
CTZ21 : 111.30 (-0.31%)
Limit Losses for Cotton

Cotton futures were lock limit lower through Tuesday, as a broad commodity selloff took place going into month’s end. The 21/22 futures were still above $1 at the close, but March was at the lowest price...

CTZ21 : 111.30 (-0.31%)
CTH22 : 105.89 (-0.49%)
CTZ21 : 111.30 (-0.31%)
Cocoa Prices Sink as as Covid Fears Spark Cocoa Demand Concerns

March ICE NY cocoa (CCH22 ) on Tuesday closed down -32 (-1.35%), and Dec ICE London cocoa #7 (CAZ21 ) closed down -19 (-1.18%). Cocoa prices on Tuesday extended their week-long decline down to new 4-month...

CCH22 : 2,364 (+0.77%)
CAH22 : 1,649 (+0.79%)
Sugar Prices Retreat as Crude Prices and Brazilian Real Slump

March NY world sugar #11 (SBH22 ) on Tuesday closed down -0.59 (-3.07%), and March London white sugar #5 (SWH22 ) closed down -12.10 (-2.43%). Sugar prices on Tuesday sold off sharply, with NY sugar falling...

SBH22 : 18.74 (+0.75%)
SWH22 : 487.10 (+0.31%)
^USDBRL : 5.62108 (+0.11%)
Arabica Coffee Closes Lower on Projections for a 2022/23 Global Coffee Surplus

March arabica coffee (KCH2 ) on Tuesday closed down -0.70 (-0.30%), and Jan ICE Robusta coffee (RMF22 ) closed up +2 (+0.09%). Coffee prices on Tuesday settled mixed, with arabica falling to a 1-week low....

KCH22 : 232.85 (+0.24%)
RMF22 : 2,282 (+0.97%)
^USDBRL : 5.62108 (+0.11%)
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ZSF22 : 1219-2 (+0.16%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 11.8601 (+0.28%)
ZSBAUS.CM : -0.3324 (+3.79%)
ZSDAUS-BIW.CM : 4,456,472 (-0.02%)
ZSYAUS-BIW.CM : 51.36 (-0.02%)
XSF22 : 4,129s (-0.79%)
XTF22 : 6,109s (-0.28%)
K1F22 : 6,083.00s (-3.48%)
ZCH22 : 571-2 (+0.66%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 5.5716 (+0.87%)
ZCBAUS.CM : -0.1408 (+3.63%)
XVF22 : 2,660s (+0.11%)
Cotton Down with 5 Cent Limit Losses

Cotton futures are falling during Tuesday’s broad market selloff. The limit 5 to 5.15 cent losses have the board 4.17% to 4.56% weaker so far. December trades has no daily limits through the delivery...

CTK21 : 89.48s (+3.77%)
CTH22 : 105.89 (-0.49%)
CTZ21 : 111.30 (-0.31%)
Arabica Coffee Falls on Projections for a 2022/23 Global Coffee Surplus

March arabica coffee (KCH2 ) this morning is down -1.25 (-0.54%), and Jan ICE Robusta coffee (RMF22 ) is up +11 (+0.49%). Coffee prices this morning are mixed, with arabica falling to a 1-week low. Projections...

KCH22 : 232.85 (+0.24%)
RMF22 : 2,282 (+0.97%)
Cotton Futures Down Hard to Begin Session

After the weakness to start the week, Tuesday’s session begins with triple digit losses. Futures are still not far from the highs of the year, and thus obvious candidates for profit taking. The in-delivery...

CTZ21 : 111.30 (-0.31%)
CTH22 : 105.89 (-0.49%)
CTZ21 : 111.30 (-0.31%)
Weak Start to New Week for Cotton

The now in-delivery December contract went counter to the rest of the complex on Monday, after rallying from midday losses to close 5 points stronger. The other nearbys stayed 13 to 37 points in the red....

CTZ21 : 111.30 (-0.31%)
CTH22 : 105.89 (-0.49%)
CTZ21 : 111.30 (-0.31%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 119.77
2nd Resistance Point 118.08
1st Resistance Point 114.87
Last Price 111.30
1st Support Level 109.97
2nd Support Level 108.28
3rd Support Level 105.07

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52-Week High 121.67
Last Price 111.30
Fibonacci 61.8% 102.00
Fibonacci 50% 95.93
Fibonacci 38.2% 89.86
52-Week Low 70.19

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