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Cotton #2 Mar '21 (CTH21)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Weakens on Friday

Closing cotton prices were lower across the old crop futures with 38 to 45 point losses. New crop Dec closed 22 points higher. CFTC data showed cotton specs reduced their net long by 1,010 contracts to 69,702 on the week ending 1/12. Commercial’s net position was 144,177 contracts net short after 5,190 new longs were added. USDA’s weekly Cotton Market Review showed 79,659 bales were sold on the week ending 01/14. The average cash price for the week was 76.52 cents/lb, which was the highest weekly cash price since Sept 13, 2018. The Cotlook A index pulled back 3 quarters of a cent to 87.35. The USDA AWP was raised 3.98 cents to 63.23 cents/lb.

Mar 21 Cotton closed at 80.7, down 45 points,May 21 Cotton closed at 81.62, down 38 pointsJul 21 Cotton closed at 82.37, down 38 pointsDec 21 Cotton closed at 77.02, up 22 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
02/22/21 (34 days)
Expiration Date
03/09/21 (49 days)

Seasonal Chart

Cotton #2 Mar '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 12, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
92,586 (+4,562)
186,598 (+2,185)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
95,709 (-1,537)
13,805 (+537)
Producers - Long / Short
29,751 (+4,631)
170,123 (+1,540)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
57,166 (-678)
10,806 (+36)
Managed Money - Long / Short
75,999 (-751)
6,297 (+191)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
19,710 (-786)
7,508 (+346)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
74.28 +9.42%
on 12/22/20
82.08 -0.97%
on 01/13/21
+4.12 (+5.34%)
since 12/18/20
3-Month
68.91 +17.95%
on 11/02/20
82.08 -0.97%
on 01/13/21
+9.45 (+13.16%)
since 10/19/20
52-Week
51.64 +57.40%
on 04/02/20
82.08 -0.97%
on 01/13/21
+8.67 (+11.94%)
since 01/17/20

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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 82.05
2nd Resistance Point 81.74
1st Resistance Point 81.22
Last Price 81.30
1st Support Level 80.39
2nd Support Level 80.08
3rd Support Level 79.56

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52-Week High 82.08
Last Price 81.30
Fibonacci 61.8% 70.45
Fibonacci 50% 66.86
Fibonacci 38.2% 63.27
52-Week Low 51.64

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