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Cocoa May '21 (CCK21)

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Cocoa Futures Market News and Commentary

NY Cocoa Closes at a 1-Week High on Mixed Q1 Cocoa Processing Data

May ICE NY cocoa (CCK21) on Wednesday closed up +13 (+0.54%), and May ICE London cocoa #7 (CAK21) closed down -7 (-0.43%).

Cocoa prices on Wednesday settled mixed with NY cocoa at a 1-week high. Wednesday's Q1 cocoa grinding data was mixed for cocoa prices. London cocoa fell back after the European Cocoa Association reported European Q1 cocoa processing fell -3% y/y to a 4-year low of 357,815 MT, a larger decline than expectations of -2% y/y. On the positive side, Malaysia's Q1 cocoa processing rose +12.1% y/y to 83,990 MT. The National Confectioners Association will release North American data on Thursday, and the Cocoa Association of Asia will release its Q1 cocoa grinding data on Friday.

Cocoa prices have recently been in a slump as London cocoa fell to a 4-month nearest-futures low Monday and NY cocoa dropped to a 5-month low last Friday. The outlook for bumper cocoa crops in West Africa has undercut cocoa prices and sparked fund selling in cocoa... 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
04/19/21 (4 days)
Expiration Date
05/13/21 (28 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Apr 6, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
89,122 (+5,183)
119,098 (+5,636)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
56,360 (-6,312)
30,988 (-7,186)
Producers - Long / Short
68,425 (+4,064)
103,648 (+1,124)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
14,945 (+31)
9,698 (+3,424)
Managed Money - Long / Short
39,916 (-5,376)
26,332 (-4,270)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
16,444 (-936)
4,656 (-2,916)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2,324 +4.86%
on 04/09/21
2,559 -4.77%
on 03/18/21
-93 (-3.68%)
since 03/15/21
3-Month
2,324 +4.86%
on 04/09/21
2,667 -8.62%
on 03/03/21
-45 (-1.81%)
since 01/15/21
52-Week
2,122 +14.84%
on 07/08/20
2,761 -11.73%
on 11/24/20
+232 (+10.52%)
since 04/15/20

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 2,458
2nd Resistance Point 2,440
1st Resistance Point 2,431
Last Price 2,441
1st Support Level 2,404
2nd Support Level 2,386
3rd Support Level 2,377

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52-Week High 2,761
Fibonacci 61.8% 2,517
Fibonacci 50% 2,442
Last Price 2,441
Fibonacci 38.2% 2,366
52-Week Low 2,122

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