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Cocoa Sep '20 (CCU20)

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Cocoa Futures Market News and Commentary

NY Cocoa Settles at a 5-Month High on Limited Chance of Rain in Ghana

Sep ICE NY cocoa on Friday closed up +36 (+1.43%), and Sep ICE London cocoa #7 (CAU20) closed up +18 (+1.07%).

Cocoa prices on Friday extended their month-long rally with NY cocoa at a 5-month high and London cocoa at a 6-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.

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 181,475 MT, citing the spread of the fungal black pod disease caused by heavy rain in Nigeria's main growing areas.

Near-term cocoa supplies are ample from the Ivory Coast, the w... 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 (8 days)
Expiration Date
09/15/20 (36 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 4, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
109,572 (-3,931)
130,095 (+15,152)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
59,715 (+3,082)
44,946 (-15,802)
Producers - Long / Short
80,737 (-2,940)
120,600 (+14,352)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
21,747 (-889)
2,407 (+902)
Managed Money - Long / Short
41,124 (+4,969)
33,652 (-19,484)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
18,591 (-1,887)
11,294 (+3,682)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2,115 +20.43%
on 07/16/20
2,559 -0.47%
on 08/10/20
+387 (+17.92%)
since 07/10/20
3-Month
2,092 +21.75%
on 07/08/20
2,559 -0.47%
on 08/10/20
+171 (+7.20%)
since 05/08/20
52-Week
2,092 +21.75%
on 07/08/20
2,894 -11.99%
on 02/14/20
+264 (+11.56%)
since 08/09/19

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 2,579
1st Resistance Point 2,563
Last Price 2,548
1st Support Level 2,519
2nd Support Level 2,491

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52-Week High 2,894
Fibonacci 61.8% 2,588
Last Price 2,548
Fibonacci 50% 2,493
Fibonacci 38.2% 2,398
52-Week Low 2,092

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