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Cocoa Mar '20 (CCH20)

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Cocoa Futures Market News and Commentary

NY Cocoa Settles at a 2-1/2 Week Low on Ample Ivory Coast Output and Rain Forecast for West Africa

May ICE NY cocoa (CCK20) on Monday closed down -42 (-1.48%), and May ICE London cocoa #7 (CAK20) closed down -32 (-1.57%).

Cocoa prices retreated Monday with NY cocoa at a 2-1/2 week low. Ample cocoa supplies from the Ivory Coast, the world's biggest producer, are negative for cocoa prices. The Ivory Coast government on Monday reported that Ivory Coast farmers sent 37,128 MT of cocoa to ports from Feb 17-23, up +40% from the same time last year. On a cumulative basis, Ivory Coast farmers sent 1.61 MMT of cocoa to ports during Oct 1-Feb 23, up +8.8% y/y.

Another negative for cocoa prices is the forecast for rain in West Africa. A meteorologist at Marex Spectron on Monday said that average rainfall is forecast across West Africa through the middle of March.

NY cocoa last Tuesday climbed to a 3-1/2 year nearest-futures high, and London cocoa rose to a 2-1/4 month high on weather concerns in West Africa with above-average temperatures in Ghana. The seasonal Harmatta... 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
Expiration Date
03/16/20 (20 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Feb 18, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
94,938 (-3,682)
181,402 (-5,512)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
137,096 (+5,120)
53,156 (+5,246)
Producers - Long / Short
72,130 (-3,840)
167,328 (-7,156)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
17,126 (-141)
8,392 (+1,345)
Managed Money - Long / Short
120,045 (+5,223)
41,587 (+3,100)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
17,051 (-103)
11,569 (+2,146)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2,673 +7.86%
on 01/29/20
2,998 -3.84%
on 02/13/20
+150 (+5.49%)
since 01/24/20
3-Month
2,388 +20.73%
on 12/23/19
2,998 -3.84%
on 02/13/20
+266 (+10.16%)
since 11/22/19
52-Week
2,188 +31.76%
on 08/29/19
2,998 -3.84%
on 02/13/20
+538 (+22.94%)
since 02/22/19

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 56% Buy with a Weakest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 2,883
1st Resistance Point 2,883
Last Price 2,883s
1st Support Level 2,883
2nd Support Level 2,883

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52-Week High 2,998
Last Price 2,883s
Fibonacci 61.8% 2,689
Fibonacci 50% 2,593
Fibonacci 38.2% 2,497
52-Week Low 2,188

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