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Cotton #2 Mar '22 (CTH22)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Futures Back Off After Hitting Highest Price in More Than a Decade

Cotton futures are 30 to 72 points lower heading further into the Thursday session. At the close yesterday, front month cotton was 265 to 287 points in the black. The March contract faded nearly a penny from their fresh LOC high, which is now 124.78 c/lb. That exceeded the November peak for nearby futures and is now the highest front month futures price since July 2011.

The Seam reported 27,325 bales were sold on 1/18 for an average gross price of 112.44 cents. USDA’s 1/19 DSQ reported 29,590 bales of upland cotton and another 199 bales of pima were sold at spot. The Cotlook A index for 1/18 stayed UNCH at 133.10 cents/lb.  was another 265 points stronger to 133.10 c/lb. The current effective AWP for cotton is 105.58 cents/lb.  

Mar 22 Cotton  closed at 123.95, up 287 points, down 72 this morning

May 22 Cotton  closed at 120.45, up 274 points, down 56 this morning

Dec 22 Cotton  closed at 99.18, up 134 points, down 30 this morning

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
$3,850/3,500
First Notice Date
02/22/22 (33 days)
Expiration Date
03/09/22 (48 days)

Seasonal Chart

Cotton #2 Mar '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 11, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
82,317 (-267)
188,786 (-2,882)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
105,640 (-3,824)
11,818 (-155)
Producers - Long / Short
22,626 (+1,075)
167,099 (-3,286)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
55,656 (-1,793)
17,652 (-47)
Managed Money - Long / Short
76,131 (-3,405)
469 (-5)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
29,509 (-419)
11,349 (-150)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
105.72 +16.65%
on 12/21/21
124.78 -1.17%
on 01/20/22
+17.78 (+16.85%)
since 12/20/21
3-Month
102.50 +20.31%
on 12/02/21
124.78 -1.17%
on 01/20/22
+14.69 (+13.52%)
since 10/20/21
52-Week
75.34 +63.68%
on 03/26/21
124.78 -1.17%
on 01/20/22
+45.10 (+57.66%)
since 01/20/21

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Cotton Futures Back Off After Hitting Highest Price in More Than a Decade

Cotton futures are 30 to 72 points lower heading further into the Thursday session. At the close yesterday, front month cotton was 265 to 287 points in the black. The March contract faded nearly a penny...

CTH22 : 123.36 (-0.48%)
CTK22 : 120.02 (-0.36%)
CTZ21 : 111.55s (+0.25%)
Cotton Closes with Triple Digit Gains

At the close for the Wednesday session, front month cotton futures were 265 to 287 points in the black. The March contract faded nearly a penny from their fresh LOC high, which is now 124.78 c/lb. That...

CTH22 : 123.36 (-0.48%)
CTK22 : 120.02 (-0.36%)
CTZ21 : 111.55s (+0.25%)
Coffee Closes Higher on Tighter U.S. Coffee Inventories

March arabica coffee (KCH2 ) on Wednesday closed up +4.85 (+2.02%), and Mar ICE Robusta coffee (RMH22 ) closed up +30 (+1.37%). On Wednesday, coffee prices closed moderately higher on signs of tighter...

KCH22 : 243.55 (-0.37%)
RMH22 : 2,225 (unch)
^USDBRL : 5.40444 (-0.60%)
Sugar Rallies on Strength in Crude and the Brazilian Real

March NY world sugar #11 (SBH22 ) on Wednesday closed up +0.41 (+2.20%), and March London white sugar #5 (SWH22 ) closed up +1.00 (+0.20%). Sugar prices on Wednesday extended Tuesday gains, with NY sugar...

SBH22 : 19.03 (-0.21%)
SWH22 : 508.00 (-0.41%)
CLH22 : 86.61 (+0.94%)
^USDBRL : 5.40444 (-0.60%)
Cocoa Prices Settle Mixed as European Q4 Cocoa Demand Surges

March ICE NY cocoa (CCH22 ) on Wednesday closed up +26 (+0.99%), and March ICE London cocoa #7 (CAH22 ) closed down -5 (-0.28%). Cocoa prices on Wednesday settled mixed. Signs of strength in global cocoa...

CCH22 : 2,683 (+0.98%)
CAH22 : 1,765 (+0.06%)
Cotton Rallying to New Highs

Cotton prices are another 3 cents higher through Wednesday’s midday, setting new LoC highs along the way. The front month cotton market hasn’t been priced above $1.20 since 2011. The new crop December...

CTK21 : 89.48s (+3.77%)
CTK22 : 120.02 (-0.36%)
CTZ21 : 111.55s (+0.25%)
Coffee Prices Climb as U.S. Green Coffee Inventories Fall

March arabica coffee (KCH2 ) this morning is up +4.35 (+1.82%), and Mar ICE Robusta coffee (RMH22) is up +20 (+0.91%). Coffee prices this morning are moderately higher on signs of tighter U.S. supplies...

KCH22 : 243.55 (-0.37%)
RMH22 : 2,225 (unch)
^USDBRL : 5.40444 (-0.60%)
Cotton Futures Hit Highest Price Level Since 2011

Overnight cotton trading has the board at the highest prices since 2011, up 59 to 212 points. Spot futures took out the November high. Cotton futures continued posting fresh contract highs on Tuesday,...

CTH22 : 123.36 (-0.48%)
CTK22 : 120.02 (-0.36%)
CTZ21 : 111.55s (+0.25%)
Triple Digit Gains for Cotton

Cotton futures continued posting fresh contract highs on Tuesday, as the front months rallied triple digits out of the 3-day weekend. March prices went home 138 points higher with $1.2137/lb as the current...

CTH22 : 123.36 (-0.48%)
CTK22 : 120.02 (-0.36%)
CTZ21 : 111.55s (+0.25%)
Coffee Prices Slip as Conab Sees Brazil Coffee Production Recovering

March arabica coffee (KCH2 ) on Tuesday closed down -0.05 (-0.02%), and Mar ICE Robusta coffee (RMH22 ) closed down -23 (-1.04%). Coffee prices on Tuesday closed lower, with robusta falling to a 1-3/4...

KCH22 : 243.55 (-0.37%)
RMH22 : 2,225 (unch)

Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Buy Signal with a Average Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 129.39
2nd Resistance Point 127.08
1st Resistance Point 125.52
Last Price 123.29
1st Support Level 121.65
2nd Support Level 119.34
3rd Support Level 117.78

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52-Week High 124.78
Last Price 123.29
Fibonacci 61.8% 105.89
Fibonacci 50% 100.06
Fibonacci 38.2% 94.23
52-Week Low 75.34

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