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Cotton #2 Mar '20 (CTH20)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Closes nearly Limit Down

Cotton futures ended Monday’s sell off with a late rally to mitigate losses. Losses at the settle were limited to 140 points in March contracts. Ag commodities and the stock market futures are down sharply as the COVID-19 virus spreads in Iran, South Korea and Italy, triggering concerns about a global economic slow down. Friday added 3,574 bales sold on The Seam for an average gross price of 54.48 c/lb. Last week’s sales were 28,943 bales. The Cotlook A index for 02/21 was 25 points lower to 78.05 cents/lb. The AWP for cotton is 59.03 cents/lb,

Mar 20 Cotton closed at 67.53, down 140 points,

May 20 Cotton closed at 67.56, down 144 points

Jul 20 Cotton closed at 68.32, down 152 points

Oct 20 Cotton closed at 67.72, down 152 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
02/24/20
Expiration Date
03/09/20 (13 days)

Seasonal Chart

Cotton #2 Mar '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Feb 18, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
86,248 (-13,388)
127,243 (-12,949)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
64,950 (+1,335)
27,637 (+930)
Producers - Long / Short
29,842 (-6,274)
115,059 (-14,288)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
54,010 (-5,070)
9,788 (+3,383)
Managed Money - Long / Short
46,195 (+673)
14,916 (+3,217)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
18,755 (+662)
12,721 (-2,287)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
65.90 +2.47%
on 02/24/20
70.92 -4.78%
on 01/29/20
-1.87 (-2.69%)
since 01/24/20
3-Month
64.02 +5.48%
on 12/03/19
71.96 -6.16%
on 01/13/20
+2.68 (+4.13%)
since 11/22/19
52-Week
57.65 +17.14%
on 08/26/19
78.08 -13.51%
on 04/12/19
-7.11 (-9.53%)
since 02/22/19

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 32% Sell with a Strengthening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 69.15
1st Resistance Point 68.34
Last Price 67.53s
1st Support Level 66.31
2nd Support Level 65.09

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52-Week High 78.08
Fibonacci 61.8% 70.28
Fibonacci 50% 67.87
Last Price 67.53s
Fibonacci 38.2% 65.45
52-Week Low 57.65

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