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Cocoa Dec '21 (CCZ21)

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Cocoa Futures Market News and Commentary

Cocoa Prices Close Lower on Below-Average Global Demand

Dec ICE NY cocoa (CCZ21) on Tuesday closed down -51 (-1.95%), and Dec ICE London cocoa #7 (CAZ21) closed down -33 (-1.82%).

Cocoa prices on Tuesday settled moderately lower, with NY cocoa at a 2-month nearest-futures low and London cocoa at a 3-week low.  Cocoa prices have been undercut by weaker-than-expected demand.  Last Friday,  Q3 Asian cocoa grindings rose +4.1% y/y to 210,970 MT, below expectations of +5.5% y/y.  Last Thursday, the North American Confectioners Association reported Q3 North American cocoa grindings rose +4.3% y/y to 123,399 MT, below expectations of +6.6% y/y.  Conversely, the European Cocoa Association reported last Wednesday that European Q3 cocoa processing rose +8.7% y/y to 375,811 MT, above the consensus of +5.8% y/y.  

On Aug 31, the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) raised its global 2020/21 cocoa production estimate to a record 5.14 MMT from a previous estimate of 5.02 MMT and raised its global 2020/21 cocoa surplus estimate to 230,00... 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
11/16/21 (28 days)
Expiration Date
12/15/21 (57 days)

Seasonal Chart

Cocoa Dec '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 12, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
115,118 (-1,674)
160,417 (-4,676)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
78,546 (-671)
38,325 (+3,105)
Producers - Long / Short
93,701 (-740)
137,938 (-4,033)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
10,053 (+453)
11,115 (+744)
Managed Money - Long / Short
57,906 (-481)
31,579 (+3,980)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
20,640 (-190)
6,746 (-875)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2,526 +1.31%
on 10/19/21
2,792 -8.35%
on 10/04/21
-106 (-3.98%)
since 09/17/21
3-Month
2,288 +11.84%
on 07/20/21
2,792 -8.35%
on 10/04/21
+261 (+11.36%)
since 07/19/21
52-Week
2,252 +13.63%
on 11/02/20
2,792 -8.35%
on 10/04/21
+162 (+6.76%)
since 10/19/20

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Cocoa Prices Close Lower on Below-Average Global Demand

Dec ICE NY cocoa (CCZ21 ) on Tuesday closed down -51 (-1.95%), and Dec ICE London cocoa #7 (CAZ21 ) closed down -33 (-1.82%). Cocoa prices on Tuesday settled moderately lower, with NY cocoa at a 2-month...

CCZ21 : 2,559s (-1.95%)
CAH22 : 1,791s (-1.54%)
Sugar Tumbles for a Second Day on Forecasts for a Global Surplus

March NY world sugar #11 (SBH22 ) on Tuesday closed down -0.48 (-2.48%). Dec London white sugar #5 (SWZ21 ) closed down -6.80 (-1.34%). Sugar prices on Tuesday retreated for the second day and posted...

SBH22 : 18.87s (-2.48%)
SWZ21 : 500.50s (-1.34%)
^USDBRL : 5.59247 (+1.46%)
Coffee Closes Higher and Consolidates Above 1-Week Lows

Dec arabica coffee (KCZ21 ) on Tuesday closed up +2.65 (+1.31%), and Nov ICE Robusta coffee (RMX21 ) closed up +2 (+0.10%). Coffee prices on Tuesday settled moderately higher. Arabica consolidated above...

KCZ21 : 204.25s (+1.31%)
RMF22 : 2,120s (+0.24%)
Tuesday Bounce for Cotton

So far for Tuesday, front month cotton futures are bouncing back from their mixed Monday close. Gains are limited to 88 points for midday. Crop Progress data from NASS showed 86% of cotton bolls were...

CTK21 : 89.48s (+3.77%)
CTH22 : 105.84s (+0.85%)
CTZ21 : 107.83s (+0.74%)
Coffee Prices Mixed as Robusta Falls on Ample Rain in Vietnam

Dec arabica coffee (KCZ21 ) this morning is up +2.80 (+1.39%), and Nov ICE Robusta coffee (RMX21 ) is down -8 (-0.38%). Coffee prices this morning are mixed, with robusta falling to a 1-week low. Arabica...

KCZ21 : 204.25s (+1.31%)
RMF22 : 2,120s (+0.24%)
^USDBRL : 5.59247 (+1.46%)
Cotton Modestly Lower in Early Tuesday Trading

Cotton futures are modestly lower in early Tuesday trading, down 13 to 27 points. Monday’s wide range session concluded with mixed prices. Front month futures were down 5 to 29 points at the bell, while...

CTZ21 : 107.83s (+0.74%)
CTH22 : 105.84s (+0.85%)
CTZ21 : 107.83s (+0.74%)
Mixed Close for Cotton

Monday’s wide ranged session concluded with mixed prices. Front month futures were down 5 to 29 points at the bell, while the other nearbys gained 10 to 19 points. Crop Progress data from NASS showed...

CTZ21 : 107.83s (+0.74%)
CTH22 : 105.84s (+0.85%)
CTZ21 : 107.83s (+0.74%)
Crop Progress

Crop Progress - 2021-10-18

ZSX21 : 1228-0s (+0.53%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 11.8642 (+0.50%)
ZSBAUS.CM : -0.4158 (-1.34%)
ZSDAUS-BIW.CM : 4,457,073 (+0.34%)
ZSYAUS-BIW.CM : 51.38 (+0.37%)
XSX21 : 4,544s (+0.51%)
XTX21 : 6,029s (-0.58%)
K1X21 : 5,349.00s (-1.26%)
ZCZ21 : 530-2s (-0.47%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 5.0975 (-0.48%)
ZCBAUS.CM : -0.2049 (+0.29%)
XVF22 : 2,556s (+0.20%)
XEF22 : 89.58 (+0.03%)
FLX21 : 2.29500s (+2.46%)
ZCDAUS-BIW.CM : 15,350,937 (+0.46%)
ZCYAUS-BIW.CM : 182.75 (+0.24%)
XBH22 : 237.00 (+0.42%)
ZWPAUS.CM : 6.8626 (-0.04%)
ZWBAUS.CM : -0.4973 (-0.02%)
MWPAUS.CM : 9.2800 (+0.70%)
MWBAUS.CM : -0.4624 (-0.06%)
MWZ21 : 974-2s (+0.67%)
ZWZ21 : 736-0s (unch)
MLZ21 : 273.75 (-0.09%)
ZRX21 : 13.720s (-0.94%)
Y2X21 : 2,785s (-1.59%)
FQZ21 : 4,230.00s (unch)
ZOZ21 : 656-0s (-0.91%)
SBH22 : 18.87s (-2.48%)
KAH22 : 0.1887 (-2.48%)
SDH22 : 36.45s (-0.14%)
SWZ21 : 500.50s (-1.34%)
Cocoa Prices Are Undercut by Below-Average Global Demand

Dec ICE NY cocoa (CCZ21 ) on Monday closed up +3 (+0.12%), and Dec ICE London cocoa #7 (CAZ21 ) closed down -1 (-0.11%). Cocoa prices on Monday settled mixed with London cocoa dropping to a 2-1/2 week...

CCZ21 : 2,559s (-1.95%)
CAH22 : 1,791s (-1.54%)
Sugar Closes Lower After Czarnikow Forecasts a Global Sugar Surplus

March NY world sugar #11 (SBH22 ) on Monday closed down -0.45 (-2.27%). Dec London white sugar #5 (SWZ21 ) closed down -12.70 (-2.44%). Sugar prices on Monday fell sharply, with NY sugar falling to 3-week...

SBH22 : 18.87s (-2.48%)
SWZ21 : 500.50s (-1.34%)
^USDBRL : 5.59247 (+1.46%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 2,725
2nd Resistance Point 2,678
1st Resistance Point 2,619
Last Price 2,559s
1st Support Level 2,513
2nd Support Level 2,466
3rd Support Level 2,407

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52-Week High 2,792
Fibonacci 61.8% 2,586
Last Price 2,559s
Fibonacci 50% 2,522
Fibonacci 38.2% 2,458
52-Week Low 2,252

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