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Cotton #2 May '18 (CTK18)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Market News and Commentary

Cotton futures posted 63 to 90 point losses in most contracts on Turnaround Tuesday. The Dollar was stronger on the day. The Cotton Association of India cut their crop estimate to 33.5 million lakh bales. They also reduced exports to 2.4 million lakh bales. This only 47% of last year’s exports, leaving some room for the US. Trade sources report that Asian demand is picking up with cotton futures down in the low 70’s. The Cotlook A Index was down 25 points on January 14 to 82.15 cents/lb.Mar 19 Cotton closed at 72.360, down 63 points,May 19 Cotton closed at 73.720, down 79 pointsJul 19 Cotton closed at 74.890, down 90 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. CST
Exchange
ICE/US
Point Value
$500
Margin/Maintenance
$2,915/2,650
First Notice Date
04/24/18
Expiration Date
05/08/18 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Cotton #2 May '18
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Dec 18, 2018

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Commercials - Long / Short
105,873 (-447)
158,527 (-5,248)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
72,559 (-1,500)
21,984 (+1,300)
Producers - Long / Short
31,614 (-564)
137,364 (-5,409)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
62,740 (-291)
9,644 (-247)
Managed Money - Long / Short
48,890 (-2,403)
15,627 (+1,808)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
23,669 (+903)
6,357 (-508)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
82.06 +4.05%
on 04/17/18
87.69 -2.63%
on 05/07/18
+2.84 (+3.44%)
since 04/06/18
3-Month
76.44 +11.70%
on 02/15/18
87.69 -2.63%
on 05/07/18
+7.82 (+10.08%)
since 02/08/18
52-Week
66.55 +28.29%
on 07/14/17
87.69 -2.63%
on 05/07/18
+12.12 (+16.54%)
since 05/08/17

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 88% Buy with a Average short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Strong. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 85.38
1st Resistance Point 85.38
Last Price 85.38s
1st Support Level 85.38
2nd Support Level 85.38

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52-Week High 87.69
Last Price 85.38s
Fibonacci 61.8% 79.61
Fibonacci 50% 77.12
Fibonacci 38.2% 74.63
52-Week Low 66.55

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