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Cocoa Dec '20 (CCZ20)

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Cocoa Futures Market News and Commentary

Cocoa Prices Settle Moderately Higher on Concern About Political Unrest in the Ivory Coast

Dec ICE NY cocoa (CCZ20) on Thursday closed up +19 (+0.74%). Dec ICE London cocoa #7 (CAZ20) closed up +24 (+1.29%).

Cocoa prices on Thursday settled moderately higher on concern about political unrest in the Ivory Coast. On Monday, Henri Bedie, the main opposition candidate for Ivory Coast President next month, called for civil disobedience to stop Ivory Coast President Ouattara from seeking a third term. The markets are concerned that any civil unrest could disrupt cocoa supplies ahead of the country's presidential election on Oct 31. The Ivory Coast government last Tuesday extended a ban on public protests until Sep 30 "in order to prevent disturbances of public order." At least a dozen people have been killed in the Ivory Coast and several hundred injured since Ivory Coast President Ouattara announced last month that he would seek a controversial third term.

Signs of robust cocoa supplies from the Ivory Coast, the world's biggest cocoa producer, are negative for co... 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
11/16/20 (52 days)
Expiration Date
12/15/20 (81 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 15, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
91,841 (-4,807)
139,160 (+4,622)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
86,207 (+7,626)
43,836 (-1,320)
Producers - Long / Short
68,116 (-2,106)
125,851 (+5,787)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
20,573 (-50)
10,157 (+1,486)
Managed Money - Long / Short
68,595 (+6,519)
26,276 (+337)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
17,612 (+1,107)
17,560 (-1,657)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2,452 +6.00%
on 08/26/20
2,708 -4.03%
on 09/03/20
+140 (+5.69%)
since 08/24/20
3-Month
2,115 +22.88%
on 07/08/20
2,708 -4.03%
on 09/03/20
+320 (+14.04%)
since 06/24/20
52-Week
2,115 +22.88%
on 07/08/20
2,802 -7.24%
on 02/14/20
+216 (+9.06%)
since 09/24/19

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 2,674
1st Resistance Point 2,636
Last Price 2,599s
1st Support Level 2,568
2nd Support Level 2,538

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52-Week High 2,802
Last Price 2,599s
Fibonacci 61.8% 2,540
Fibonacci 50% 2,459
Fibonacci 38.2% 2,377
52-Week Low 2,115

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