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Cotton #2 May '24 (CTK24)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Slips Lower into Friday Close

Cotton futures were down 17 to 75 points in most contracts on Friday’s close. Crude oil backed off the early strength to close with gains of just 44 cents. The US dollar index was up 756 points on the day. 

The Cotton On-Call report from CFTC showed unfixed call sales at 10,572 contracts for May as of 4/5, a 4,198 drop from the week previous. For July, unfixed call sales are 22,995 contracts, with the total at 68,015 contracts.  

Friday afternoon’s Commitment of Traders report showed spec fund longs with a mass exodus, as the net long position was down 18,556 contracts to 62,032 contracts as of last Tuesday.

The Cotlook A Index was back down 75 points to 91.40 cents/lb on April 11. The AWP dropped another 405 points to 65.43 yesterday and is good through next week.

May 24 Cotton  closed at 82.62, down 75 points,

Jul 24 Cotton  closed at 84.59, down 66 points,

Dec 24 Cotton  closed at 80.11, down 58 points

On the date of publication, Alan Brugl... 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
04/24/24 (11 days)
Expiration Date
05/08/24 (25 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Apr 9, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
91,585 (-13,473)
170,738 (-31,378)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
106,200 (-13,675)
33,524 (+2,414)
Producers - Long / Short
32,354 (-8,904)
145,437 (-23,384)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
47,945 (-1,222)
14,015 (-4,647)
Managed Money - Long / Short
73,639 (-16,676)
13,458 (+3,331)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
32,561 (+3,001)
20,066 (-917)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
81.70 +1.13%
on 04/12/24
96.23 -14.14%
on 03/13/24
-12.61 (-13.24%)
since 03/12/24
3-Month
81.70 +1.13%
on 04/12/24
103.80 -20.40%
on 02/28/24
+0.33 (+0.40%)
since 01/12/24
52-Week
77.34 +6.83%
on 06/27/23
103.80 -20.40%
on 02/28/24
+0.31 (+0.38%)
since 04/12/23

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Cotton Slips Lower into Friday Close

Cotton futures were down 17 to 75 points in most contracts on Friday’s close. Crude oil backed off the early strength to close with gains of just 44 cents. The US dollar index was up 756 points on the...

CTK24 : 82.62s (-0.90%)
CTN24 : 84.59s (-0.77%)
CTZ24 : 80.11s (-0.72%)
Sugar Prices Under Pressure as Brazil Ramps Up Sugar Production

May NY world sugar #11 (SBK24 ) on Friday closed down -0.40 (-1.92%), and May London ICE white sugar #5 (SWK24 ) closed up +1.00 (+0.16%). Sugar prices Friday settled mixed, with NY sugar falling to a...

SBN24 : 20.13s (-1.95%)
SWQ24 : 589.20s (-1.29%)
^USDBRL : 5.11820 (+0.52%)
Cocoa Prices Catapult to Record Highs on Supply Woes

May ICE NY cocoa (CCK24 ) on Friday closed up +614 (+5.92%), and May ICE London cocoa #7 (CAK24 ) closed up +416 (+4.85%). Cocoa prices Friday soared to new all-time highs. Concern that global cocoa...

CCN24 : 10,475s (+5.90%)
CAN24 : 8,640s (+5.20%)
Robusta Coffee Climbs to a New Record High on Global Crop Concerns

May arabica coffee (KCK24 ) on Friday closed up +4.30 (+1.95%), and May ICE robusta coffee (RMK24 ) closed up +57 (+1.48%). Coffee prices on Friday settled moderately higher, with Arabica posting a 7-1/2...

KCN24 : 220.45s (+1.43%)
RMN24 : 3,852s (+1.64%)
^USDBRL : 5.11820 (+0.52%)
Cotton Continues Slide on Friday

Cotton futures are down 37 to 75 points so far at Friday’s midday. Early Crude oil strength provided some support, but they have since backed off to just 95 cents a barrel higher on the day. Premium...

CTK24 : 82.62s (-0.90%)
CTN24 : 84.59s (-0.77%)
CTZ24 : 80.11s (-0.72%)
NY Sugar Falls to a 5-Week Low on Higher Sugar Output in Brazil

May NY world sugar #11 (SBK24 ) this morning is down -0.17 (-0.82%), and May London ICE white sugar #5 (SWK24 ) is up +1.50 (+0.24%). Sugar prices this morning are mixed, with NY sugar falling to a 5-week...

SBN24 : 20.13s (-1.95%)
SWQ24 : 589.20s (-1.29%)
^USDBRL : 5.11820 (+0.52%)
Cocoa Soars to New Record Highs on Dwindling Global Supplies

May ICE NY cocoa (CCK24 ) this morning is up +624 (+6.02%), and May ICE London cocoa #7 (CAK24 ) is up +408 (+4.76%). Cocoa prices today soared to new all-time highs. Concern that global cocoa supplies...

CCN24 : 10,475s (+5.90%)
CAN24 : 8,640s (+5.20%)
Coffee Prices Surge on Global Crop Concerns

May arabica coffee (KCK24 ) this morning is up +10.80 (+4.90%), and May ICE robusta coffee (RMK24 ) is up +89 (+2.32%). Coffee prices this morning are moving sharply higher for a second day, with Arabica...

KCN24 : 220.45s (+1.43%)
RMN24 : 3,852s (+1.64%)
Where are Soft Commodity Prices Heading in Q2?

Soft commodities were the best-performing sector of the raw materials market in 2023, with the composite posting a 24.04% gain. The bullish price action continued over the first three months of 2024 as...

CCK24 : 10,987s (+5.92%)
CTK24 : 82.62s (-0.90%)
SBK24 : 20.45s (-1.92%)
KCK24 : 224.65s (+1.95%)
Cotton Price Weakens Into Friday

Cotton futures are down 30 to 82 points this morning. Thursday action in the cotton market saw losses of 40 to 194 points. The outside markets provided some pressure, with crude oil down 63 cents and the...

CTK24 : 82.62s (-0.90%)
CTN24 : 84.59s (-0.77%)
CTZ24 : 80.11s (-0.72%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 86.10
2nd Resistance Point 85.03
1st Resistance Point 83.83
Last Price 82.62s
1st Support Level 81.56
2nd Support Level 80.49
3rd Support Level 79.29

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52-Week High 103.80
Fibonacci 61.8% 93.69
Fibonacci 50% 90.57
Fibonacci 38.2% 87.45
Last Price 82.62s
52-Week Low 77.34

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