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Cotton #2 May '19 (CTK19)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Market News and Commentary

Cotton futures are trading 46 to 56 points higher in most contracts on Thursday, with back months slightly lower. The Cotlook A Index was up 50 points on March 19 to 84.65 cents/lb. The USDA Adjusted World Price (AWP) was updated to 65.83 cents/ lb on Thursday, up 173 points from the week prior. The weekly Export Sales report by the USDA this morning showed sales of 124,985 RB for old crop cotton, with new crop at 32,824 RB. Vietnam purchased 84,700 RB for old crop, with China cancelling a net 11,636 RB. China was the lead buyer of new crop at 15,400 RB, with Pakistan at 8,900 RB.May 19 Cotton is at 76.06, up 56 points,Jul 19 Cotton is at 77.02, up 46 pointsDec 19 Cotton is at 74.940, down 5 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
04/24/19 (34 days)
Expiration Date
05/08/19 (48 days)

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Cotton #2 May '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Mar 12, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
107,588 (+767)
114,147 (+2,619)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
68,757 (+578)
62,051 (-1,260)
Producers - Long / Short
41,463 (+998)
94,379 (+1,282)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
56,332 (-1,169)
9,975 (+399)
Managed Money - Long / Short
37,387 (-1,141)
55,352 (-230)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
31,370 (+1,719)
6,699 (-1,030)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
71.85 +6.90%
on 02/22/19
77.30 -0.63%
on 03/21/19
+2.80 (+3.78%)
since 02/21/19
3-Month
71.01 +8.17%
on 02/12/19
77.30 -0.63%
on 03/21/19
+2.19 (+2.93%)
since 12/21/18
52-Week
71.01 +8.17%
on 02/12/19
94.25 -18.50%
on 06/08/18
-1.45 (-1.85%)
since 03/21/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 72% Buy with a Strongest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Average. Long term indicators mostly agree with the trend.

The market is approaching overbought territory. Be watchful of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 76.24
1st Resistance Point 75.87
Last Price 77.40
1st Support Level 75.14
2nd Support Level 74.78

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52-Week High 94.25
Fibonacci 61.8% 85.37
Fibonacci 50% 82.63
Fibonacci 38.2% 79.89
Last Price 77.40
52-Week Low 71.01

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