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Cotton #2 Dec '20 (CTZ20)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Market Slightly Lower Overnight

Overnight cotton futures trading has prices steady to 17 points lower to start the Wednesday round. At the closing bell on Turnaround Tuesday, cotton futures were down 8 to 14 points in the front months. The Tuesday session had wide ranges, which for Dec was 1.35 cents. Dec cotton traded the highest since Jan 22 but couldn’t hold it. That ended a string of 7 consecutive higher closes. Monday sales on the online cotton trading platform, The Seam, were 4,835 bales at an average gross price of 66.65 cents/lb. USDA’s Daily Spot Quotations report said 5,413 bales were sold at spot on Tuesday at 65.70 cents/lb. The Cotlook A index was 75.40 cents/lb on 10/19, up 75 points. The week’s AWP for cotton of 53.43 cents/lb.

--- provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

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
$2,915/2,650
First Notice Date
11/23/20 (33 days)
Expiration Date
12/08/20 (48 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 13, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
99,970 (+1,382)
172,405 (+7,837)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
84,728 (+6,378)
19,532 (+1,919)
Producers - Long / Short
30,304 (+354)
152,651 (+7,838)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
60,472 (+1,290)
10,560 (+261)
Managed Money - Long / Short
63,384 (+4,914)
7,954 (-1,141)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
21,344 (+1,464)
11,578 (+3,060)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
64.65 +10.35%
on 09/24/20
72.13 -1.10%
on 10/21/20
+6.10 (+9.35%)
since 09/21/20
3-Month
59.51 +19.88%
on 07/24/20
72.13 -1.10%
on 10/21/20
+8.39 (+13.33%)
since 07/21/20
52-Week
50.18 +42.17%
on 04/02/20
73.00 -2.27%
on 01/13/20
+4.66 (+6.99%)
since 10/21/19

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Barchart Trading Guide

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 72.34
1st Resistance Point 71.68
Last Price 71.29
1st Support Level 70.33
2nd Support Level 69.64

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52-Week High 73.00
Last Price 71.29
Fibonacci 61.8% 64.28
Fibonacci 50% 61.59
Fibonacci 38.2% 58.90
52-Week Low 50.18

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