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Cotton #2 Jul '24 (CTN24)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Heads Lower on Friday

The cotton market fall back lower on Friday, as contracts were down 5 to 38 points. On the week, July was down 142 points, with December losing just 16. The outside market factors were a mixed bag, with crude oil up another 76 cents and the US dollar index just 25 points higher.

The large managed money speculators in cotton futures and options added 1,615 contracts to their net long position as of 5/14. As the Tuesday reporting period, their were net short 15,314 contracts, the largest in nearly 11 months. 

ICE certified cotton stocks rose another 5,969 bales on May 15 at 188,839 bales. The Seam reported 216 bales sold on the platform on 5/16, with an average price of 59.95 cents/lb. The Cotlook A Index was back up 90 points on May 16 at 85.10 cents/lb. The AWP dropped another 18 points to 59.46 on Thursday and is good through next week.

Jul 24 Cotton  closed at 75.89, down 35 points,

Dec 24 Cotton  closed at 74.97, down 22 points,

Mar 25 Cotton  closed... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
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
Exchange
ICE/US
Point Value
$500
Margin/Maintenance
$3,300/3,000
First Notice Date
06/24/24 (38 days)
Expiration Date
07/09/24 (53 days)

Seasonal Chart

Cotton #2 Jul '24
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jul Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 14, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
97,259 (+3,518)
101,508 (-193)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
68,159 (+2,018)
61,760 (+3,755)
Producers - Long / Short
41,238 (+3,479)
80,092 (-393)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
48,075 (-823)
13,470 (-662)
Managed Money - Long / Short
33,113 (+1,365)
48,970 (+2,714)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
35,046 (+653)
12,790 (+1,041)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
73.68 +3.00%
on 05/15/24
82.96 -8.52%
on 04/23/24
-5.44 (-6.69%)
since 04/17/24
3-Month
73.68 +3.00%
on 05/15/24
102.68 -26.09%
on 02/28/24
-18.54 (-19.63%)
since 02/16/24
52-Week
73.68 +3.00%
on 05/15/24
102.68 -26.09%
on 02/28/24
-6.59 (-7.99%)
since 05/17/23

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 77.91
2nd Resistance Point 77.37
1st Resistance Point 76.63
Last Price 75.89s
1st Support Level 75.35
2nd Support Level 74.81
3rd Support Level 74.07

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52-Week High 102.68
Fibonacci 61.8% 91.60
Fibonacci 50% 88.18
Fibonacci 38.2% 84.76
Last Price 75.89s
52-Week Low 73.68

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