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Cotton #2 May '23 (CTK23)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Heads into New Week Lower

Nearby cotton prices are down by triple digits into the new week, following the shortened Friday trade of double digit losses. Cotton futures tumbled on Friday, going into the weekend triple digits lower. Front months were 193 to 272 points in the red at the bell. For December that meant it closed the week as a net 382 point loss. 

USDA’s weekly Export Sales report showed cotton sales were negative, with 116,428 RBs of net cancelations. India’s 7.5k RB purchase was more than offset by reductions from China and Pakistan. Export shipments were 143,698 RBs for the week, bringing the accumulated export to 3.1m RBs. That is 33.5% ahead of last year’s pace. 

The Seam reported 2,547 bales of cotton was sold on 11/22 for 84.71 average gross price. The Cotlook A Index was 4 cents weaker on 11/22 to 98.45 cents/lb. The AWP for the week ending December 1 is 74.51, down from 77.78 cents/lb. the previous week.  ICE certified stocks were 8,901 bales on 11/23.

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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
$4,950/4,500
First Notice Date
04/24/23 (147 days)
Expiration Date
05/08/23 (161 days)

Seasonal Chart

Cotton #2 May '23
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 15, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
94,503 (-19,498)
116,403 (-19,059)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
66,427 (-377)
46,314 (-13)
Producers - Long / Short
43,749 (-15,335)
89,238 (-8,522)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
41,622 (+628)
18,033 (-5,746)
Managed Money - Long / Short
39,457 (+513)
23,043 (-2,827)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
26,970 (-890)
23,271 (+2,814)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
70.40 +11.22%
on 10/31/22
88.57 -11.60%
on 11/16/22
+6.00 (+8.30%)
since 10/28/22
3-Month
70.40 +11.22%
on 10/31/22
111.49 -29.77%
on 08/29/22
-32.86 (-29.56%)
since 08/26/22
52-Week
70.40 +11.22%
on 10/31/22
121.87 -35.75%
on 05/17/22
-7.02 (-8.23%)
since 11/26/21

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Cotton Heads into New Week Lower

Nearby cotton prices are down by triple digits into the new week, following the shortened Friday trade of double digit losses. Cotton futures tumbled on Friday, going into the weekend triple digits lower....

CTZ22 : 80.05 (-1.59%)
CTH23 : 78.69 (-1.86%)
CTK23 : 78.32 (-1.52%)
Pre-Weekend Selling in Cotton Market

Cotton futures tumbled on the last trade day of the Thanksgiving week to go into the weekend triple digits lower. Front months were 193 to 272 points in the red at the bell. For December that meant it...

CTZ22 : 80.05 (-1.59%)
CTH23 : 78.69 (-1.86%)
CTK23 : 78.32 (-1.52%)
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KCH23 : 162.00 (-1.85%)
RMF23 : 1,852 (-0.27%)
Sugar Prices Fall on Ramped-Up Brazil Sugar Production

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SBH23 : 19.15 (-0.93%)
SWH23 : 526.40 (-0.62%)
CLF23 : 75.50 (-1.02%)
Cocoa Closes Moderately Higher on Weekend Short Covering

March ICE NY cocoa (CCH23 ) on Friday closed up +40 (+1.64%), and December ICE London cocoa #7 (CAZ22 ) closed up +57 (+2.81%). Cocoa prices Thursday closed moderately higher, with NY cocoa climbing to...

CCH23 : 2,480 (-0.16%)
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DXY00 : 105.888 (-0.07%)
Coffee Pushes Higher on Signs of Smaller Global Output

March arabica coffee (KCH23 ) this morning is up +3.70 (+2.27%), and Jan ICE robusta coffee (RMF23 ) is up +20 (+1.09%). Coffee prices this morning are moderately higher, with robusta climbing to a 2-1/2...

KCH23 : 162.00 (-1.85%)
RMF23 : 1,852 (-0.27%)
Triple Digit Weakness in Friday Cotton

Cotton is down by 47 points in Dec, and by as much as 153 points in the other nearby contracts. USDA’s weekly Export Sales report showed cotton sales were 116,428 RBs of net cancelations. India’s...

CTZ22 : 80.05 (-1.59%)
CTH23 : 78.69 (-1.86%)
CTK23 : 78.32 (-1.52%)
Seasonal Trend Alert: Cotton

This seasonal trend has played out for 14 of the last 15 years, will it play out again this year?

Cotton Mostly Red Thus Far

Cotton is 20 to 40 points lower in early Friday futures action. The cotton market started trading at 8:00 AM NY time this morning, for a briefer session to end at 1:30 PM. On Wednesday, futures ended with...

CTZ22 : 80.05 (-1.59%)
CTH23 : 78.69 (-1.86%)
CTK23 : 78.32 (-1.52%)
Cocoa (CC) Weekly Hammer Testing Key 2400 Level

Cocoa (CCZ22) firmed Wednesday ahead of the US Thanksgiving holiday, trying to halt the strong profittaking last week near the psychologically key 2400 whole figure level and October high.  Any break...

CCZ22 : 2,437s (+1.67%)
NIB : 26.60 (+0.11%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 84.86
2nd Resistance Point 83.74
1st Resistance Point 81.63
Last Price 77.96
1st Support Level 78.40
2nd Support Level 77.28
3rd Support Level 75.17

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52-Week High 121.87
Fibonacci 61.8% 102.21
Fibonacci 50% 96.14
Fibonacci 38.2% 90.06
Last Price 77.96
52-Week Low 70.40

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