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Cocoa Dec '21 (CCZ21)

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Cocoa Futures Market News and Commentary

Cocoa Prices Tumble on Weak U.S. Chocolate Demand

July ICE NY cocoa (CCN22) on Wednesday closed down -34 (-1.39%), and July ICE London cocoa #7 (CAN22) closed down -27 (-1.56%).

Cocoa prices Wednesday settled moderately lower, with NY cocoa posting a 5-3/4 month low and London cocoa posting a 2-week low.  Signs that higher chocolate prices are curbing demand is weighing on cocoa prices.  Data from market researcher IRI shows U.S. chocolate sales in the 13-week period ending May 15 fell -6.3% y/y, while prices rose +11% y/y.

An increase in ICE cocoa inventories is bearish for prices.  ICE cocoa inventories Tuesday rose to a 6-1/4 month high of 5.186 mln bags.  

Ample cocoa supplies are bearish for prices after the  Ivory Coast government reported Tuesday that Ivory Coast cocoa farmers sent a cumulative 2.13 MMT of cocoa to Ivory Coast ports from Oct 1-May 22, down only -0.9% y/y.

The prospect for bumper cocoa crops this year in West Africa is a bearish factor for prices.  Cocoa farmers in the Ivory Coast and... 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
11/16/21
Expiration Date
12/15/21 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 17, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
129,740 (+5,524)
153,408 (+2,422)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
87,225 (+85)
68,642 (+2,548)
Producers - Long / Short
93,490 (+3,762)
130,423 (+632)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
25,219 (+611)
11,954 (+639)
Managed Money - Long / Short
60,655 (-2,111)
61,317 (+2,488)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
26,570 (+2,196)
7,325 (+60)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2,314 +13.53%
on 11/30/21
2,630 -0.11%
on 12/13/21
+169 (+6.88%)
since 11/15/21
3-Month
2,314 +13.53%
on 11/30/21
2,792 -5.91%
on 10/04/21
-36 (-1.35%)
since 09/15/21
52-Week
2,288 +14.82%
on 07/20/21
2,792 -5.91%
on 10/04/21
+188 (+7.71%)
since 12/15/20

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Barchart Trading Guide

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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 2,627
2nd Resistance Point 2,627
1st Resistance Point 2,627
Last Price 2,627s
1st Support Level 2,627
2nd Support Level 2,627
3rd Support Level 2,627

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52-Week High 2,792
Last Price 2,627s
Fibonacci 61.8% 2,599
Fibonacci 50% 2,540
Fibonacci 38.2% 2,481
52-Week Low 2,288

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