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Cotton #2 Mar '19 (CTH19)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Market News and Commentary

Cotton futures settled the Thursday session with most nearby contracts 109 to 191 points higher. Progress is reportedly being made between the US and China this week, with reports showing the two countries developing several Memorandum of Understandings. The Cotlook A Index was up 25 points on February 20 to 80.30 cents/lb. The USDA Adjusted World Price was updated to 61.80 cents/ lb on Thursday, down 47 points from the previous week. The USDA Ag Outlook Forum showed a forecast of 14.3 million acres for 2019 all cotton acres. The Cotton On Call report from CFTC for the week of February 1 showed unfixed call sales at 16,628 contracts, with unfixed call purchased at 14,928 contracts.Mar 19 Cotton closed at 72.190, up 191 points,May 19 Cotton closed at 74.010, up 185 pointsJul 19 Cotton closed at 74.990, up 165 points --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
02/22/19 (1 day)
Expiration Date
03/07/19 (14 days)

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Cotton #2 Mar '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 29, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
114,270 (+1,043)
130,218 (+948)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
67,300 (-1,350)
51,782 (-1,253)
Producers - Long / Short
43,529 (-90)
103,135 (-64)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
55,185 (+324)
11,527 (+203)
Managed Money - Long / Short
36,416 (-2,089)
45,365 (-1,826)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
30,884 (+739)
6,417 (+573)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
69.53 +4.14%
on 02/14/19
74.85 -3.26%
on 01/31/19
-0.72 (-0.98%)
since 01/22/19
3-Month
69.53 +4.14%
on 02/14/19
81.85 -11.53%
on 12/03/18
-6.37 (-8.09%)
since 11/21/18
52-Week
69.53 +4.14%
on 02/14/19
94.50 -23.38%
on 06/08/18
-4.18 (-5.46%)
since 02/22/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 16% Sell with a Weakening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

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

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 73.76
1st Resistance Point 72.98
Last Price 72.41
1st Support Level 70.73
2nd Support Level 69.26

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52-Week High 94.50
Fibonacci 61.8% 84.96
Fibonacci 50% 82.01
Fibonacci 38.2% 79.07
Last Price 72.41
52-Week Low 69.53

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