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Cocoa Dec '20 (CCZ20)

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Cocoa Futures Market News and Commentary

Cocoa Prices Tumble to 1-Week Lows on Robust Supplies from the Ivory Coast

Sep ICE NY cocoa this morning is down -45 (-1.80%), and Sep ICE London cocoa #7 (CAU20) is down -33 (-1.93%).

Cocoa prices this morning have fallen to 1-week lows. Prices tumbled on robust cocoa supplies from the Ivory Coast, the world's biggest cocoa producer. The Ivory Coast government reported today that Ivory Coast farmers sent 9,834 MT of cocoa to ports during Aug 3-9, up +35% y/y. Also, a total of 2.24 MMT of cocoa was sent to ports during Oct 1-Aug 9, up +5.2% y/y.

Cocoa prices have recently seen strength on dry conditions in Ghana, the world's second-largest cocoa producer. Recent weather forecasts call for limited chances of rain in Ghana over the near-term. The Ghana Cocoa Board reported July 20 that cocoa purchases from farmers were down -4.3% y/y at 742,725 during Oct 1-Jun 4.

A bullish factor is smaller cocoa output from Nigeria, the world's fifth-biggest cocoa producer. The Cocoa Association of Nigeria on July 17 cut its Nigeria 2019/20 cocoa produ... 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
11/16/20 (97 days)
Expiration Date
12/15/20 (126 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 4, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
109,572 (-3,931)
130,095 (+15,152)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
59,715 (+3,082)
44,946 (-15,802)
Producers - Long / Short
80,737 (-2,940)
120,600 (+14,352)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
21,747 (-889)
2,407 (+902)
Managed Money - Long / Short
41,124 (+4,969)
33,652 (-19,484)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
18,591 (-1,887)
11,294 (+3,682)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2,131 +15.02%
on 07/16/20
2,535 -3.31%
on 08/10/20
+276 (+12.69%)
since 07/10/20
3-Month
2,115 +15.89%
on 07/08/20
2,535 -3.31%
on 08/10/20
+70 (+2.94%)
since 05/11/20
52-Week
2,115 +15.89%
on 07/08/20
2,802 -12.53%
on 02/14/20
+189 (+8.36%)
since 08/09/19

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 2,565
1st Resistance Point 2,527
Last Price 2,447
1st Support Level 2,458
2nd Support Level 2,427

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52-Week High 2,802
Fibonacci 61.8% 2,540
Fibonacci 50% 2,459
Last Price 2,447
Fibonacci 38.2% 2,377
52-Week Low 2,115

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