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Cotton #2 May '20 (CTK20)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Gains Continuing

The front month futures are adding to yesterday’s triple digit gain with 17 to 38 point advances at midday. Cotton futures closed the first trade day of the week up by 202 to 210 points. USDA’s Crop Progress report showed cotton was 7% planted in the 15 tracked states, compared to 5% from the same week last year. Texas (the largest production state) cotton progressed from 5% planted to 12% on April 05. The Cotlook A index was up a penny to 61.75 c/lb on April 6. The AWP for cotton is 42.63 cents/lb. through Thursday. The LDP is 9.37 cents/lb.

May 20 Cotton is at 53.22, up 17 points,

Jul 20 Cotton is at 53.25, up 17 points

Oct 20 Cotton is at 54.46, up 38 points

Dec 20 Cotton is at 54.44, up 32 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
04/24/20 (17 days)
Expiration Date
05/06/20 (29 days)

Seasonal Chart

Cotton #2 May '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Mar 31, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
114,551 (+407)
104,443 (-3,180)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
42,644 (-83)
52,085 (+3,853)
Producers - Long / Short
55,355 (-1,535)
87,824 (-2,498)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
49,376 (-1,242)
6,799 (-3,866)
Managed Money - Long / Short
21,307 (+825)
40,940 (+3,072)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
21,337 (-908)
11,145 (+781)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
48.35 +9.10%
on 04/01/20
62.91 -16.15%
on 03/10/20
-10.04 (-15.99%)
since 03/06/20
3-Month
48.35 +9.10%
on 04/01/20
73.08 -27.82%
on 01/13/20
-18.22 (-25.67%)
since 01/07/20
52-Week
48.35 +9.10%
on 04/01/20
77.99 -32.36%
on 04/12/19
-24.59 (-31.79%)
since 04/05/19

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Barchart Technical Opinion

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

Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 56.62
1st Resistance Point 54.84
Last Price 53.17
1st Support Level 50.29
2nd Support Level 47.52

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52-Week High 77.99
Fibonacci 61.8% 66.67
Fibonacci 50% 63.17
Fibonacci 38.2% 59.67
Last Price 53.17
52-Week Low 48.35

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