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Cocoa Mar '20 (CCH20)

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Cocoa Futures Market News and Commentary

Cocoa Prices Settle with Moderate Gains as They Consolidate Below the Recent 6-1/4 Month High

Dec ICE NY cocoa (CCZ20) on Friday closed up +41 (+1.58%). Dec ICE London cocoa #7 (CAZ20) closed up +14 (+0.75%).

Cocoa prices on Friday settled higher as they remain range-bound between last Tuesday's 3-week low and the 6-1/4 month high from Sep 3. Cocoa prices have support from concern that political unrest in the Ivory Coast could disrupt cocoa supplies ahead of the country's presidential election on Oct 31. The Ivory Coast government on Tuesday extended a ban on public protests until Sep 30 "in order to prevent disturbances of public order." Violent protests have emerged in the Ivory Coast against President Alassane Ouattara's announcement last month that he will seek a third term.

Cocoa prices also have support from signs that Ghana cocoa farmers are hoarding their cocoa supplies on expectations for higher prices. The Ghana government is expected to raise the farm gate price for cocoa by +21% after implementing a $400 per MT premium on cocoa prices starting Oct 1... 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 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 15, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
91,841 (-4,807)
139,160 (+4,622)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
86,207 (+7,626)
43,836 (-1,320)
Producers - Long / Short
68,116 (-2,106)
125,851 (+5,787)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
20,573 (-50)
10,157 (+1,486)
Managed Money - Long / Short
68,595 (+6,519)
26,276 (+337)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
17,612 (+1,107)
17,560 (-1,657)
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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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