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Cocoa Dec '21 (CCZ21)

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Cocoa Futures Market News and Commentary

Cocoa Prices Settle Mixed on Below Average Global Demand

Dec ICE NY cocoa (CCZ21) on Friday closed up +23 (+0.89%), and Dec ICE London cocoa #7 (CAZ21) closed down -5 (-0.28%).

Cocoa prices on Friday settled mixed with London cocoa falling to a fresh 2-week low.  London cocoa was under pressure Friday from the rally in the British pound (^GBPUSD) to a 4-week high.  A stronger pound undercuts the price of cocoa quoted in terms of sterling.

Tighter cocoa supplies are supportive of prices after ICE-monitored U.S. cocoa inventories on Friday fell to a 4-1/2 month low, down from the record high of 5.86 mln bags (data from 1999) posted on June 30.  Also, ICE-monitored EU cocoa inventories fell to an 8-month low Tuesday.

Recent data shows that global cocoa demand is mixed.  The European Cocoa Association reported Wednesday that European Q3 cocoa processing rose +8.7% y/y to 375,811 MT,  above the consensus of +5.8% y/y.  On Thursday, the North American Confectioners Association reported Q3 North American cocoa grindings rose +4... 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 (31 days)
Expiration Date
12/15/21 (60 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 12, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
115,118 (-1,674)
160,417 (-4,676)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
78,546 (-671)
38,325 (+3,105)
Producers - Long / Short
93,701 (-740)
137,938 (-4,033)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
10,053 (+453)
11,115 (+744)
Managed Money - Long / Short
57,906 (-481)
31,579 (+3,980)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
20,640 (-190)
6,746 (-875)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2,537 +2.76%
on 09/28/21
2,792 -6.63%
on 10/04/21
-56 (-2.10%)
since 09/15/21
3-Month
2,288 +13.94%
on 07/20/21
2,792 -6.63%
on 10/04/21
+192 (+7.95%)
since 07/15/21
52-Week
2,252 +15.76%
on 11/02/20
2,792 -6.63%
on 10/04/21
+282 (+12.13%)
since 10/15/20

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 2,680
2nd Resistance Point 2,648
1st Resistance Point 2,628
Last Price 2,607s
1st Support Level 2,576
2nd Support Level 2,544
3rd Support Level 2,524

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52-Week High 2,792
Last Price 2,607s
Fibonacci 61.8% 2,586
Fibonacci 50% 2,522
Fibonacci 38.2% 2,458
52-Week Low 2,252

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