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Cotton #2 May '21 (CTK21)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Fades Triple Digits

Cotton traders worked the board lower to start the new week. Prices settled with 116 to 179 point losses across the front months. March cotton had a 290 point range on the day. Equity (@ES) futures hit the highest reading since Dec 13 on Friday, but pulled back on Monday amid Mideast tensions and concerns about a pull back in consumer spending. The FOMC is meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss the Federal Funds Rate – likely to be upped 25 – 50 basis points.  

The Cotlook A Index for 1/27 was 75 points stronger to $1.02 40/100/lb. The AWP for cotton was raised 262 points to 75.05 cents per pound. 

Mar 23 Cotton  closed at 85.1, down 179 points,

May 23 Cotton  closed at 85.74, down 171 points,

Jul 23 Cotton  closed at 86.19, down 161 points

On the date of publication, Alan Brugler did not have (either directly or indirectly) positions in any of the securities mentioned in this article. All information and data in this article is solely for informatio... 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
$4,950/4,500
First Notice Date
04/26/21
Expiration Date
05/06/21 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Cotton #2 May '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 24, 2023

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Commercials - Long / Short
100,981 (-2,165)
120,660 (+8,132)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
61,599 (+4,965)
43,766 (-4,915)
Producers - Long / Short
49,027 (-1,858)
93,368 (+6,877)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
40,529 (-1,351)
15,867 (+211)
Managed Money - Long / Short
33,822 (+3,698)
28,266 (-5,269)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
27,777 (+1,267)
15,500 (+354)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
78.84 +13.50%
on 04/07/21
90.07 -0.66%
on 04/27/21
+10.26 (+12.95%)
since 04/06/21
3-Month
77.12 +16.03%
on 03/26/21
95.60 -6.40%
on 02/25/21
+5.46 (+6.50%)
since 02/05/21
52-Week
58.12 +53.96%
on 05/12/20
95.60 -6.40%
on 02/25/21
+31.46 (+54.22%)
since 05/06/20

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Cotton Fades Triple Digits

Cotton traders worked the board lower to start the new week. Prices settled with 116 to 179 point losses across the front months. March cotton had a 290 point range on the day. Equity (@ES) futures hit...

CTH23 : 85.10s (-2.06%)
CTK23 : 85.74s (-1.96%)
CTN23 : 86.19s (-1.83%)
Arabica Coffee Closes Higher on Supply Concerns

March arabica coffee (KCH23 ) on Monday closed up +0.50 (+0.29%), and Mar ICE robusta coffee (RMH23 ) closed down -16 (-0.78%). Coffee prices Monday settled mixed, with arabica climbing to a 1-month high....

KCH23 : 170.40s (+0.29%)
RMH23 : 2,037s (-0.78%)
DXY00 : 101.927s (+0.09%)
Sugar Prices Soar on Speculation of Limited Sugar Exports from India

March NY world sugar #11 (SBH23 ) on Monday closed up +0.25 (+1.19%), and March London white sugar #5 (SWH23 ) closed up +6.30 (+1.12%). Sugar prices Monday extended their week-long rally, with NY sugar...

SBH23 : 21.21s (+1.19%)
SWH23 : 568.70s (+1.12%)
Cocoa Prices Mixed as Ivory Coast Cocoa Supplies Remain Ample

March ICE NY cocoa (CCH23 ) on Monday closed down -16 (-0.61%), and March ICE London cocoa #7 (CAH23 ) closed up +3 (+0.15%). Cocoa prices Monday settled mixed. A stronger dollar (DXY00 ) Monday weighed...

CCH23 : 2,611s (-0.61%)
CAH23 : 2,038s (+0.15%)
DXY00 : 101.927s (+0.09%)
Arabica Coffee Prices Supported by Supply Concerns

March arabica coffee (KCH23 ) this morning is up +0.60 (+0.35%), and Mar ICE robusta coffee (RMH23 ) is down -15 (-0.73%). Coffee prices this morning are mixed, with arabica climbing to a 1-month high....

KCH23 : 170.40s (+0.29%)
RMH23 : 2,037s (-0.78%)
DXY00 : 101.927s (+0.09%)
Triple Digit Drop in Cotton Market

So far for Monday the cotton board is in the red with triple digit losses. March is leading the way lower with a 203 point pullback on the board. December cotton is down by 169 points and trading near...

CTH23 : 85.10s (-2.06%)
CTK23 : 85.74s (-1.96%)
CTN23 : 86.19s (-1.83%)
Cotton Trading Red for New Week’s Start

Cotton futures are lower by 90 points to a penny so far for the new week. The front month cotton futures market went into the weekend with 34 to 61 point losses on Friday. For March, that meant a 19 point...

CTH23 : 85.10s (-2.06%)
CTK23 : 85.74s (-1.96%)
CTN23 : 86.19s (-1.83%)
Cotton Finishes Red on Friday

The front month cotton futures market went into the weekend with 34 to 61 point losses on Friday. For March, that meant a 19 point gain Friday to Friday. December cotton futures were 91 points higher from...

CTH23 : 85.10s (-2.06%)
CTK23 : 85.74s (-1.96%)
CTN23 : 86.19s (-1.83%)
Coffee Closes Moderately Higher on Short Covering and Technical Buying

March arabica coffee (KCH 23 ) on Friday closed up +2.75 (+1.65%), and Mar ICE robusta coffee (RMH23 ) closed up +59 (+2.96%). Coffee prices Friday extended their 2-week long rally, with arabica posting...

KCH23 : 170.40s (+0.29%)
RMH23 : 2,037s (-0.78%)
^USDBRL : 5.11639 (unch)
Sugar Prices Underpinned by Global Supply Woes

March NY world sugar #11 (SBH23 ) on Friday closed up +0.28 (+1.35%), and March London white sugar #5 (SWH23 ) closed up +7.40 (+1.33%). Sugar prices Friday extended this week's rally to 1-month highs....

SBH23 : 21.21s (+1.19%)
SWH23 : 568.70s (+1.12%)

Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Buy Signal with a Average Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 89.48
2nd Resistance Point 89.48
1st Resistance Point 89.48
Last Price 89.48s
1st Support Level 89.48
2nd Support Level 89.48
3rd Support Level 89.48

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52-Week High 95.60
Last Price 89.48s
Fibonacci 61.8% 81.28
Fibonacci 50% 76.86
Fibonacci 38.2% 72.44
52-Week Low 58.12

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