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Cocoa Mar '20 (CCH20)

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Cocoa Futures Market News and Commentary

Cocoa Prices Close Lower on Profit-Taking after Week-Long Parabolic Rally to a 4-1/4 Year High

Mar ICE NY cocoa (CCH21) on Wednesday closed down -61 (-2.19%). ICE London cocoa #7 (CAH210) closed down -30 (-1.62%).

Cocoa prices on Wednesday closed lower on profit-taking. Cocoa prices have rallied sharply over the past week, with Mar NY and London cocoa posting contract highs Tuesday and nearest-futures (Dec 20) NY cocoa surging to a 4-1/4 year high. Cocoa prices soared on last week's news that Hershey, one of the top chocolate makers in the world, bought cocoa beans via ICE NY cocoa futures inventories instead of purchasing them directly in the physical market. Those purchases sent December NY cocoa futures to a record premium over the March contract. Hershey is buying the ICE inventories in an attempt to circumvent paying the living-income differential (LID) $400-a-ton premium Ivory Coast and Ghana added to their beans to boost farmer incomes. Hershey's maneuver may prompt other cocoa users to do the same, which could push cocoa futures prices even higher.<... 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
$3,564/3,240
First Notice Date
02/14/20
Expiration Date
03/16/20 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 17, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
79,153 (-13,094)
100,593 (-3,089)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
50,861 (+3,810)
34,499 (-4,948)
Producers - Long / Short
56,262 (-11,811)
94,213 (-2,944)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
20,378 (-796)
3,867 (+342)
Managed Money - Long / Short
33,620 (+3,379)
27,025 (-3,684)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
17,241 (+431)
7,474 (-1,264)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2,388 unch
on 03/16/20
2,939 -18.75%
on 02/20/20
-516 (-17.77%)
since 02/14/20
3-Month
2,388 unch
on 03/16/20
2,998 -20.35%
on 02/13/20
-157 (-6.17%)
since 12/16/19
52-Week
2,188 +9.14%
on 08/29/19
2,998 -20.35%
on 02/13/20
+136 (+6.04%)
since 03/15/19

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 2,388
1st Resistance Point 2,388
Last Price 2,388s
1st Support Level 2,388
2nd Support Level 2,388

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52-Week High 2,998
Fibonacci 61.8% 2,689
Fibonacci 50% 2,593
Fibonacci 38.2% 2,497
Last Price 2,388s
52-Week Low 2,188

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