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Cocoa Mar '20 (CCH20)

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Cocoa Futures Market News and Commentary

NY Cocoa Settles at a 1-1/2 Year High on Strong Demand and Tighter Supplies

Dec ICE NY cocoa (CCZ19) on Tuesday closed up +100 (+3.95%), and Dec ICE London cocoa #7 (CAZ19) closed up +84 (+4.32%).

Cocoa prices rallied sharply Tuesday with Dec NY cocoa at a 1-1/2 year nearest-futures high and Dec London cocoa at a 2-3/4 year nearest-futures high on signs of strength in global cocoa demand. Tuesday's data from Gepex, one of the world's six biggest cocoa grinding companies, showed Oct cocoa grindings rose +5.0% y/y to 47,444 MT.

Cocoa prices were already in rally mode on smaller cocoa supplies from the Ivory Coast, the world's biggest cocoa producer. Monday's data showed that Ivory Coast farmers sent 84,044 MT of cocoa to ports during Nov 4-10, down -3.8% from the year-earlier period, although total arrivals for the season beginning Oct 1 are up +6.0% y/y to 444,097 MT.

Crop concerns in Ghana are also supportive for cocoa prices as heavy rain in Ghana has undermined efforts to fight black-pod disease. Satellite imagery from the U.S. Climat... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Cocoa
Contract Size
10 metric tonnes (22,046 pounds)
Tick Size
$1.00 per metric tonne ($10.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
3:45a.m. - 12:30p.m. (Settles 10:50a.m.) CST
Exchange
ICE/US
Point Value
$10
Margin/Maintenance
$2,090/1,900
First Notice Date
02/14/20 (94 days)
Expiration Date
03/16/20 (125 days)

Seasonal Chart

Cocoa Mar '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 5, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
139,152 (+671)
181,096 (+3,535)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
84,483 (+4,837)
46,223 (+1,485)
Producers - Long / Short
100,579 (+1,965)
159,802 (-200)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
20,513 (-4,237)
3,234 (+792)
Managed Money - Long / Short
71,040 (+6,686)
37,245 (+2,519)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
13,443 (-1,849)
8,978 (-1,034)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2,430 +7.82%
on 11/01/19
2,637 -0.64%
on 11/12/19
+97 (+3.84%)
since 10/11/19
3-Month
2,188 +19.74%
on 08/29/19
2,637 -0.64%
on 11/12/19
+351 (+15.47%)
since 08/12/19
52-Week
2,166 +20.96%
on 12/05/18
2,637 -0.64%
on 11/12/19
+310 (+13.42%)
since 11/12/18

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NY Cocoa Settles at a 1-1/2 Year High on Strong Demand and Tighter Supplies

Dec ICE NY cocoa (CCZ19) on Tuesday closed up +100 (+3.95%), and Dec ICE London cocoa #7 (CAZ19) closed up +84 (+4.32%). Cocoa prices rallied sharply Tuesday with Dec NY cocoa at a 1-1/2 year nearest-futures...

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Sugar Prices Settle Mixed with London Sugar at a 1-1/2 Month Low on Increased Global Supplies

Mar NY world sugar #11 (SBH20) on Tuesday closed up +0.02 (+0.16%) and Dec London white sugar #5 (SWZ19) closed down -5.40 (-1.62%). Sugar prices settled mixed Tuesday with Dec London sugar at a 1-1/2...

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NY Cocoa Surges to 1-1/2 Year High on Strong Demand and Tighter Supplies

Dec ICE NY cocoa (CCZ19) this morning is up +113 (+4.46%), and Dec ICE London cocoa #7 (CAZ19) is up +82 (+4.21%). Cocoa prices are sharply higher this morning with Dec NY cocoa at a 1-1/2 year nearest-futures...

Coffee Prices Climb on Smaller Global Supplies

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Sugar Prices Fall with London Sugar at a 1-1/2 Month Low on Increased Global Supplies

Mar NY world sugar #11 (SBH20) this morning is down -0.03 (-0.24%) and Dec London white sugar #5 (SWZ19) is down -4.50 (-1.35%). Sugar prices are weaker this morning with Dec London sugar at a 1-1/2 month...

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Cotton Market Steady to 5 Higher

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 100% Buy and ranks in the Top 1% of all short term signal directions.

Longer term, the trend strength is Maximum. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 2,722
1st Resistance Point 2,671
Last Price 2,620s
1st Support Level 2,535
2nd Support Level 2,450

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52-Week High 2,637
Last Price 2,620s
Fibonacci 61.8% 2,457
Fibonacci 50% 2,402
Fibonacci 38.2% 2,346
52-Week Low 2,166

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