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Cotton #2 Jul '21 (CTN21)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton In Plus Territory Early

Tuesday cotton trading has the board 3 to 16 points higher after overnight profit taking adjustments. On Monday, cotton futures closed with triple digit losses. Old crop futures were weaker, closing down 223 to 226 points. New crop prices were 126 to 134 points in the red.

National cotton planting had reached 8% of expected area as of 4/11. That is up from 6% planted the week prior and from the 5-yr average of 7%. In TX, planting progressed 3% points to 13% complete.

USDA’s Ag Attaché forecasts 2021/22 cotton production from China at 5.9 MMT, down 50k yr/yr. For next marketing year imports, USDA’s Ag Attaché sees a 100k MT increase to 2.4 MMT.  

USDA’s DSQ showed just 329 bales sold in the 4/12 report. The Cotlook A index for 4/9 was 190 points higher, back up to 88.50 cents/lb. The AWP for cotton for the week is 64.92 cents/lb.

May 21 Cotton  closed at 80.14, down 226 points; up 3 this morning

Jul 21 Cotton  closed at 81.5... 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
$2,915/2,650
First Notice Date
06/24/21 (72 days)
Expiration Date
07/08/21 (86 days)

Seasonal Chart

Cotton #2 Jul '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jul Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Apr 6, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
94,112 (-4,230)
176,756 (-5,282)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
85,822 (-975)
11,434 (+1,288)
Producers - Long / Short
25,678 (-747)
153,920 (-3,678)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
60,541 (-1,472)
14,943 (+407)
Managed Money - Long / Short
54,919 (-1,068)
5,028 (+1,513)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
30,903 (+93)
6,406 (-225)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
78.15 +5.52%
on 03/26/21
88.78 -7.12%
on 03/15/21
-6.11 (-6.90%)
since 03/12/21
3-Month
78.15 +5.52%
on 03/26/21
96.22 -14.30%
on 02/25/21
-0.07 (-0.08%)
since 01/13/21
52-Week
57.32 +43.86%
on 04/20/20
96.22 -14.30%
on 02/25/21
+24.25 (+41.66%)
since 04/13/20

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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 85.68
2nd Resistance Point 84.80
1st Resistance Point 83.16
Last Price 82.49
1st Support Level 80.64
2nd Support Level 79.76
3rd Support Level 78.12

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52-Week High 96.22
Last Price 82.49
Fibonacci 61.8% 81.36
Fibonacci 50% 76.77
Fibonacci 38.2% 72.18
52-Week Low 57.32

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