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Cocoa May '20 (CCK20)

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Cocoa Futures Market News and Commentary

Cocoa Sees Strength on Concern About Lack of Fertilizer

September ICE NY cocoa (CCU22) on Monday closed up +35 (+1.52%), and September ICE London cocoa #7 (CAU22) closed up +10 (+0.58%).

Cocoa prices Monday saw continued support from concern about lower cocoa production in West Africa due to a lack of fertilizer.  However, recent weather in cocoa-growing areas in West Africa has been generally favorable.

The Ivory Coast government reported last Monday that Ivory Coast cocoa farmers sent a cumulative 2.380 MMT of cocoa to Ivory Coast ports from Oct 1-July 31, up +0.8% y/y.  

In a bullish factor, Ghana reported July 27 that its 2021/22 cocoa crop fell by -35% y/y to 685,000 MT, the smallest crop in 12 years, due to drought and swollen shoot virus.  Ghana is the world's second-largest cocoa producer.  However, the Ghana Cocoa Board estimates 2022/23 Ghana cocoa production will rebound +31% y/y to 850,000 MT.

Global cocoa demand for Q2 has been mixed.  The Cocoa Association of Asia (CCA) reported July 22 that Q2 Asia... 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
$1,573/1,430
First Notice Date
04/17/20
Expiration Date
05/13/20 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 2, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
144,155 (+5,047)
144,091 (-151)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
92,787 (-2,038)
94,744 (+3,327)
Producers - Long / Short
108,176 (+5,944)
124,525 (-656)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
24,044 (-2,662)
7,631 (-1,260)
Managed Money - Long / Short
57,218 (-2,994)
90,134 (+4,931)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
35,569 (+956)
4,610 (-1,604)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2,190 +12.97%
on 04/15/20
2,481 -0.28%
on 05/11/20
+221 (+9.81%)
since 04/13/20
3-Month
2,183 +13.33%
on 03/20/20
2,921 -15.30%
on 02/14/20
-421 (-14.54%)
since 02/13/20
52-Week
2,183 +13.33%
on 03/20/20
2,935 -15.71%
on 02/07/20
+153 (+6.59%)
since 05/13/19

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point N/A
2nd Resistance Point 2,474
1st Resistance Point 2,474
Last Price 2,474s
1st Support Level 2,474
2nd Support Level 2,474
3rd Support Level N/A

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52-Week High 2,935
Fibonacci 61.8% 2,648
Fibonacci 50% 2,559
Last Price 2,474s
Fibonacci 38.2% 2,470
52-Week Low 2,183

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