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Cotton #2 Mar '18 (CTH18)

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cmdty Insider - Cotton #2 Market Commentary

Thu Oct 18, 5:10PM CDT
Cotton futures finished Thursday with slight 9 to 15 point gains in the front months. Export sales of 18/19 upland cotton in the week ending 10/11 totaled 32,656 RB, a fraction of this week last year and 66.68% lower than last week. That included 13,400 RB sold to lead buyer Pakistan and 18,480 RB in reductions to China. Sales for 19/20 were reported at 24,200 RB, with 17,600 RB to China. Upland cotton shipments totaled 135,325 RB, down 35.07% from last week but 57.13% larger than last year for the same week. Of that total 33,088 RB went to China. The Cotlook A index was down 30 points from the previous day at 87.75 cents/lb on October 17. The USDA weekly AWP was updated to 69.09 cents/lb earlier today, up 1.32 cents from last week and good through next Thursday.Dec 18 Cotton closed at 78.050, up 13 points,Mar 19 Cotton closed at 79.490, up 5 pointsMay 19 Cotton closed at 80.550, up 9 points--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management (402) 289-2330

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. CST
Exchange
ICE/US
Point Value
$500
Margin/Maintenance
$2,915/2,650
First Notice Date
02/22/18
Expiration Date
03/07/18 (expired)

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Cotton #2 Mar '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 9, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
123,686 (+1,054)
190,323 (+1,595)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
90,810 (+751)
26,142 (+915)
Producers - Long / Short
48,132 (+2,220)
165,735 (+1,939)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
66,390 (-478)
15,424 (+344)
Managed Money - Long / Short
56,359 (-2,978)
16,261 (+516)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
34,451 (+3,729)
9,881 (+399)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
75.11 +12.10%
on 02/15/18
87.75 -4.05%
on 03/06/18
+8.24 (+10.85%)
since 02/07/18
3-Month
72.76 +15.72%
on 12/12/17
87.75 -4.05%
on 03/06/18
+9.97 (+13.43%)
since 12/07/17
52-Week
65.94 +27.69%
on 07/14/17
87.75 -4.05%
on 03/06/18
+8.94 (+11.88%)
since 03/07/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 96% Buy with a Strengthening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Maximum. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

The market is approaching overbought territory. Be watchful of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 84.20
1st Resistance Point 84.20
Last Price 84.20s
1st Support Level 84.20
2nd Support Level 84.20

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52-Week High 87.75
Last Price 84.20s
Fibonacci 61.8% 79.42
Fibonacci 50% 76.85
Fibonacci 38.2% 74.27
52-Week Low 65.94

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