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Cocoa Sep '23 (CCU23)
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Cocoa Futures Market News and Commentary

Cocoa Prices Mixed on Currency Fluctuations

Dec ICE NY cocoa (CCZ23) on Friday closed -13 (-0.36%), and Dec ICE London cocoa #7 (CAZ23) closed +21 (+0.70%).

Cocoa prices Friday settled mixed.  NY cocoa Friday was under pressure as the dollar index (DXY00) climbed to a 6-1/2 month high.   However, London cocoa Friday moved higher on weakness in the British pound (^GBPUSD), which fell to a 5-3/4 month against the dollar.  The weaker pound boosts cocoa that is priced in terms of sterling.  

ICE-monitored cocoa inventories held in U.S. ports have steadily declined over the past four months to a 7-1/4 month low Friday.  

Cocoa prices have trended higher over the past year, with nearest-futures (U23) NY cocoa climbing to a 44-year high last Wednesday and London cocoa posting a record high last Friday on concerns about global cocoa production.  Due to recent heavy rain in West Africa, black pod disease has spread.  The spread of the disease, which causes cocoa pods to turn black and rot, could result in lower 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
$1,573/1,430
First Notice Date
08/25/23
Expiration Date
09/14/23 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Cocoa Sep '23
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Sep Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 12, 2023

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Commercials - Long / Short
73,434 (-1,702)
164,927 (-421)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
140,004 (+2,284)
52,381 (+881)
Producers - Long / Short
45,284 (-3,163)
139,630 (+7,287)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
23,123 (+1,475)
20,270 (-7,694)
Managed Money - Long / Short
115,214 (+1,850)
38,640 (+619)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
24,790 (+434)
13,741 (+262)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
3,298 +16.83%
on 08/24/23
3,874 -0.54%
on 09/13/23
+532 (+16.02%)
since 08/14/23
3-Month
3,174 +21.39%
on 06/21/23
3,874 -0.54%
on 09/13/23
+651 (+20.33%)
since 06/14/23
52-Week
2,196 +75.46%
on 09/26/22
3,874 -0.54%
on 09/13/23
+1,531 (+65.93%)
since 09/14/22

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RMX23 : 2,461s (-0.12%)
^USDBRL : 4.93511 (-0.01%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 3,853
2nd Resistance Point 3,853
1st Resistance Point 3,853
Last Price 3,853s
1st Support Level 3,853
2nd Support Level 3,853
3rd Support Level 3,853

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52-Week High 3,874
Last Price 3,853s
Fibonacci 61.8% 3,233
Fibonacci 50% 3,035
Fibonacci 38.2% 2,837
52-Week Low 2,196

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