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Cotton #2 Mar '23 (CTH23)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Finishes Red on Friday

The front month cotton futures market went into the weekend with 34 to 61 point losses on Friday. For March, that meant a 19 point gain Friday to Friday. December cotton futures were 91 points higher from Friday to Friday, ending at a 131 point discount to the spot market. 

The Commitment of Traders report showed managed money firms were closing 5.1k shorts and adding 3.9k new longs through the week that ended 1/24. That flipped the group back to net long, with a 7,122 contract net long as of Tuesday’s settle. Commercial cotton traders added 7.5k new short hedgers for a 40,416 contract net short. 

USDA’s weekly Classings report showed 152,112 bales of upland cotton was classed through the week for a season’s total of 13.328 million. Adding Pima, the season’s classings sits at 13.732m bales. 

The Seam had 16,160 bales sold on 1/26 at an average gross price of 82.74 cents. USDA’s weekly Cotton Market Review mentioned the bulk price was 85.21 cents for the week’s 60,9... Read more

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
$4,950/4,500
First Notice Date
02/22/23 (25 days)
Expiration Date
03/09/23 (40 days)

Seasonal Chart

Cotton #2 Mar '23
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 24, 2023

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Commercials - Long / Short
100,981 (-2,165)
120,660 (+8,132)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
61,599 (+4,965)
43,766 (-4,915)
Producers - Long / Short
49,027 (-1,858)
93,368 (+6,877)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
40,529 (-1,351)
15,867 (+211)
Managed Money - Long / Short
33,822 (+3,698)
28,266 (-5,269)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
27,777 (+1,267)
15,500 (+354)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
80.37 +8.11%
on 01/04/23
88.88 -2.24%
on 01/26/23
+2.65 (+3.15%)
since 12/27/22
3-Month
70.10 +23.95%
on 10/31/22
89.92 -3.37%
on 11/16/22
+12.08 (+16.15%)
since 10/27/22
52-Week
70.10 +23.95%
on 10/31/22
127.80 -32.01%
on 05/17/22
-8.56 (-8.97%)
since 01/27/22

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Cotton Finishes Red on Friday

The front month cotton futures market went into the weekend with 34 to 61 point losses on Friday. For March, that meant a 19 point gain Friday to Friday. December cotton futures were 91 points higher from...

CTH23 : 86.89s (-0.70%)
CTK23 : 87.45s (-0.65%)
CTN23 : 87.80s (-0.61%)
Coffee Closes Moderately Higher on Short Covering and Technical Buying

March arabica coffee (KCH 23 ) on Friday closed up +2.75 (+1.65%), and Mar ICE robusta coffee (RMH23 ) closed up +59 (+2.96%). Coffee prices Friday extended their 2-week long rally, with arabica posting...

KCH23 : 169.90s (+1.65%)
RMH23 : 2,053s (+2.96%)
^USDBRL : 5.10933 (+0.84%)
Sugar Prices Underpinned by Global Supply Woes

March NY world sugar #11 (SBH23 ) on Friday closed up +0.28 (+1.35%), and March London white sugar #5 (SWH23 ) closed up +7.40 (+1.33%). Sugar prices Friday extended this week's rally to 1-month highs....

SBH23 : 20.96s (+1.35%)
SWH23 : 562.40s (+1.33%)
Cocoa Prices Little Changed on Dollar Strength

March ICE NY cocoa (CCH23 ) on Friday closed down -2 (-0.08%), and March ICE London cocoa #7 (CAH23 ) closed up +2 (+0.10%). Cocoa prices Friday settled little changed. A stronger dollar (DXY00 ) Friday...

CCH23 : 2,627s (-0.08%)
CAH23 : 2,035s (+0.10%)
DXY00 : 101.927s (+0.09%)
Coffee Climbs on Brazilian Real Strength and Technical Buying

March arabica coffee (KCH23 ) this morning is up +1.95 (+1.17%), and Mar ICE robusta coffee (RMH23 ) is up +21 (+1.05%). Coffee prices this morning extended their 2-week long rally, with arabica posting...

KCH23 : 169.90s (+1.65%)
RMH23 : 2,053s (+2.96%)
^USDBRL : 5.10933 (+0.84%)
Friday Cotton Working Lower

Cotton prices are fading the week’s strength through Friday’s midday. The board is back down by 57 to 104 points, led by March. That has the March contract back to a net loss for the week, with a Friday...

CTH23 : 86.89s (-0.70%)
CTK23 : 87.45s (-0.65%)
CTN23 : 87.80s (-0.61%)
Cotton Futures Fading

After the gains yesterday, cotton is trading with front month weakness of 50 to 60 points so far for the final trade day of the week. Cotton pulled back for the Thursday close, but still ended higher on...

CTH23 : 86.89s (-0.70%)
CTK23 : 87.45s (-0.65%)
CTN23 : 87.80s (-0.61%)
Cotton Fades Day Session Highs, Still Closes Higher

Cotton pulled back for the Thursday close, but still ended up on the day. March had seen 222 point gains at the day’s high, but settled up by 84 points. The other nearby contracts were up by 44 to 78...

CTH23 : 86.89s (-0.70%)
CTK23 : 87.45s (-0.65%)
CTN23 : 87.80s (-0.61%)
Coffee Rises on U.S. Coffee Demand Optimism and Brazilian Real Strength

March arabica coffee (KCH23 ) on Thursday closed up +4.70 (+2.89%), and Mar ICE robusta coffee (RMH23 ) closed up +24 (+1.22%). Coffee prices Thursday posted moderate gains, with arabica climbing to a...

KCH23 : 169.90s (+1.65%)
RMH23 : 2,053s (+2.96%)
^USDBRL : 5.10933 (+0.84%)
Sugar Moves Higher on Global Supply Concerns

March NY world sugar #11 (SBH23 ) on Thursday closed up +0.57 (+2.83%), and March London white sugar #5 (SWH23 ) closed up +8.00 (+1.46%). Sugar prices Thursday closed moderately higher, with NY sugar...

SBH23 : 20.96s (+1.35%)
SWH23 : 562.40s (+1.33%)
^USDBRL : 5.10933 (+0.84%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 89.05
2nd Resistance Point 88.30
1st Resistance Point 87.60
Last Price 86.89s
1st Support Level 86.15
2nd Support Level 85.40
3rd Support Level 84.70

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52-Week High 127.80
Fibonacci 61.8% 105.76
Fibonacci 50% 98.95
Fibonacci 38.2% 92.14
Last Price 86.89s
52-Week Low 70.10

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