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Cotton #2 May '20 (CTK20)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Triple Digit Drops for Cotton

Cotton futures are down by as much as 262 points in the front moths so far. The stock market futures turned lower, and the dollar is firmer. Cotton acreage intentions for the 2020/21 crop were 13.7 MA. TX cotton planting intentions were up the most, with a yr/yr increase of 251,000 acres to 7.313 million. Futures are trying to discourage such plans. Acreage plans in the MidSouth and Southeast are lower than last year. A USDA GAIN report estimates Turkey’s 480,000 HA will produce 3.5 million bales of 2020/21 cotton, that would be 200,000 bales below their 19/20 production. The Cotlook A index was 60.90 cents per pound on March 30, which was another 40 points lower. The AWP for cotton is 44.99 through tomorrow. The LDP is 7.01.

May 20 Cotton is at 48.51, down 262 points,

Jul 20 Cotton is at 48.4, down 250 points

Oct 20 Cotton is at 53.21, unch

Dec 20 Cotton is at 51.14, down 227 points

--- provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

Contract Specifications

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Cotton #2
Contract Size
50,000 pounds (approximately 100 bales)
Tick Size
0.01 cents per pound ($5.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
8:00p.m. - 1:20p.m. (Settles 1:15p.m.) CST
Point Value
First Notice Date
04/24/20 (23 days)
Expiration Date
05/06/20 (35 days)

Seasonal Chart

Cotton #2 May '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Mar 24, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
114,144 (-7,882)
107,623 (-8,948)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
42,727 (-3,101)
48,232 (-1,464)
Producers - Long / Short
56,890 (-2,038)
90,322 (-8,611)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
50,618 (-4,928)
10,665 (+579)
Managed Money - Long / Short
20,482 (-3,191)
37,868 (+147)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
22,245 (+90)
10,364 (-1,611)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
48.45 +0.99%
on 04/01/20
65.07 -24.80%
on 03/03/20
-12.56 (-20.43%)
since 02/28/20
48.45 +0.99%
on 04/01/20
73.08 -33.05%
on 01/13/20
-21.25 (-30.28%)
since 12/31/19
48.45 +0.99%
on 04/01/20
77.99 -37.26%
on 04/12/19
-27.94 (-36.35%)
since 04/01/19

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Softs Report 04/01/2020

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 96% Sell with a Strongest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

The market is approaching oversold territory. Be watchful of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 53.04
1st Resistance Point 52.09
Last Price 48.79
1st Support Level 49.82
2nd Support Level 48.50

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52-Week High 77.99
Fibonacci 61.8% 66.71
Fibonacci 50% 63.22
Fibonacci 38.2% 59.73
Last Price 48.79
52-Week Low 48.45

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