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Cotton #2 Mar '24 (CTH24)
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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Lock Limit Drop for Friday Cotton Market

Old crop cotton futures will see expanded 5 cent limits on Monday after ending the Friday session down the limit. Board strength earlier in the week kept prices 2c higher for the week’s net move. New crop futures were 86 points lower on Friday and a net 44 points weaker Friday to Friday. 

CFTC’s weekly Commitment of Traders report showed managed money funds were adding new longs in cotton during the week that ended 2/27. That net new buying strengthened their net long by 7.9k contracts to 94,038. The commercial cotton hedgers added 3.4k new short hedges and dropped 1.6k longs for a 134,264 contract net short as of 2/27. 

The Cotlook A Index for 2/28 was 370 points higher at 105.25 cents/lb. The Seam recorded 5,791 bales sold on 2/27 for an average price of 89.1 cents/lb. The AWP was updated to 77.47 cents/lb on Thursday afternoon, a 235 point increase from the week prior. ICE certified stocks were 1,022 bales as of 2/29. 

 

May 24 Cotton  closed at 95.57, dow... 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
$3,300/3,000
First Notice Date
02/23/24
Expiration Date
03/06/24 (3 days)

Seasonal Chart

Cotton #2 Mar '24
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Feb 27, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
82,407 (-6,040)
195,288 (+3,344)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
129,750 (+11,462)
27,445 (+4,250)
Producers - Long / Short
24,475 (-5,337)
162,373 (+1,017)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
50,522 (-446)
25,505 (+2,584)
Managed Money - Long / Short
100,954 (+9,215)
7,414 (+1,281)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
28,796 (+2,247)
20,031 (+2,969)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
85.80 +13.71%
on 02/02/24
107.25 -9.03%
on 02/28/24
+11.07 (+12.80%)
since 02/01/24
3-Month
78.31 +24.58%
on 12/21/23
107.25 -9.03%
on 02/28/24
+18.14 (+22.84%)
since 12/01/23
52-Week
77.01 +26.68%
on 06/27/23
107.25 -9.03%
on 02/28/24
+12.42 (+14.59%)
since 03/01/23

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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 97.56
2nd Resistance Point 97.56
1st Resistance Point 97.56
Last Price 97.56s
1st Support Level 97.56
2nd Support Level 97.56
3rd Support Level 97.56

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52-Week High 107.25
Last Price 97.56s
Fibonacci 61.8% 95.70
Fibonacci 50% 92.13
Fibonacci 38.2% 88.56
52-Week Low 77.01

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