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Cotton #2 May '19 (CTK19)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Lower on Friday, Pressured by Stronger Dollar

Cotton futures closed the day with 52 to 89 point losses, as July was up 0.53% this week. July options expired on Friday. A sharply higher US dollar index pressured the market, up 559 points. Spec funds in Cotton futures and options added 2,436 contracts to their net short position as of Tuesday, at 30,241 contracts. The Cotlook A index for June 13 was down 100 points from the previous day to 77.50 cents/lb. The weekly Average World Price (AWP) from USDA is 58.97 cents/lb through next Thursday, down 2.54 cents from last week. Jul 19 Cotton closed at 65.940, down 89 points, Oct 19 Cotton closed at 66.610, down 52 points Dec 19 Cotton closed at 65.750, down 68 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
Expiration Date
05/08/19 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 11, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
104,196 (+3,880)
85,971 (-750)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
61,632 (+703)
78,296 (+5,441)
Producers - Long / Short
38,429 (+2,158)
70,024 (+4,815)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
59,826 (+3,370)
10,006 (-3,917)
Managed Money - Long / Short
36,610 (+1,898)
68,886 (+4,333)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
25,022 (-1,195)
9,410 (+1,108)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
71.45 unch
on 05/08/19
79.31 -9.91%
on 04/09/19
-7.47 (-9.47%)
since 04/08/19
3-Month
71.01 +0.62%
on 02/12/19
79.31 -9.91%
on 04/09/19
-2.24 (-3.04%)
since 02/08/19
52-Week
71.01 +0.62%
on 02/12/19
94.25 -24.19%
on 06/08/18
-8.35 (-10.46%)
since 05/08/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 56% Sell with a Strengthening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

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

The market is in highly oversold territory. Beware of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 72.18
1st Resistance Point 71.82
Last Price 71.45s
1st Support Level 71.27
2nd Support Level 71.08

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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 71.45s
52-Week Low 71.01

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