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Cocoa Sep '20 (CCU20)

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Cocoa Futures Market News and Commentary

NY Cocoa Settles at a Fresh 6-Week High on Limited Chance of Rain in Ghana

Sep ICE NY cocoa on Thursday closed up +29 (+1.17%), and Sep ICE London cocoa #7 (CAU20) closed up +11 (+0.66%).

Cocoa prices on Thursday posted moderate gains with NY cocoa at a new 6-week high and London cocoa at a fresh 5-week high. Concern about dry conditions in Ghana, the world's second-largest cocoa producer, continues to spur fund buying as weather forecasts are calling for limited chances of rain in Ghana over the next week. The Ghana Cocoa Board reported July 20 that cocoa purchases from farmers were down -4.3% y/y at 742,725 during Oct 1-Jun 4.

London cocoa prices fell back from their best levels after GBP/USD rallied to a 4-3/4 month high on Thursday. Strength in GBP/USD undercuts cocoa that is priced in sterling.

Another bullish factor is smaller cocoa output from Nigeria, the world's fifth-biggest cocoa producer. The Cocoa Association of Nigeria on July 17 cut its Nigeria 2019/20 cocoa production estimate to 148,750 MT from a previous estimate of 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
08/18/20 (11 days)
Expiration Date
09/15/20 (39 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jul 28, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
113,503 (-7,056)
114,943 (+4,611)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
56,633 (+3,657)
60,748 (-7,759)
Producers - Long / Short
83,677 (-6,144)
106,248 (+4,386)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
22,636 (-1,041)
1,505 (+96)
Managed Money - Long / Short
36,155 (+3,163)
53,136 (-7,239)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
20,478 (+494)
7,612 (-520)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2,092 +21.03%
on 07/08/20
2,545 -0.51%
on 08/06/20
+384 (+17.88%)
since 07/07/20
3-Month
2,092 +21.03%
on 07/08/20
2,545 -0.51%
on 08/06/20
+180 (+7.65%)
since 05/07/20
52-Week
2,092 +21.03%
on 07/08/20
2,894 -12.51%
on 02/14/20
+230 (+9.99%)
since 08/07/19

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 2,578
1st Resistance Point 2,544
Last Price 2,528
1st Support Level 2,477
2nd Support Level 2,444

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52-Week High 2,894
Fibonacci 61.8% 2,588
Last Price 2,528
Fibonacci 50% 2,493
Fibonacci 38.2% 2,398
52-Week Low 2,092

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