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Cotton #2 May '21 (CTK21)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Triple Digit Gains for Cotton

At the Wednesday close, old crop cotton futures were 233 to 238 points stronger. New crop prices were up 115 to 133 points. The US dollar index was down 210 points on the day, supporting commodities priced in dollars. Zhengzhou Cotton Prices were lower for the 3rd straight day, down 25 yuan/MT to 14,750 (~ $1.02/bale).

USDA’s Daily Spot Quotations report showed just 343 bales sold in the 4/14 report. The Cotlook A index was back down by 210 points on 4/13 to 87.40 cents/lb. USDA’s AWP for cotton is 64.92 cents/lb through Thursday.

May 21 Cotton  closed at 84.2, up 238 points,

Jul 21 Cotton  closed at 85.52, up 233 points,

Dec 21 Cotton  closed at 82.71, up 125 points

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
04/26/21 (11 days)
Expiration Date
05/06/21 (21 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Apr 6, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
94,112 (-4,230)
176,756 (-5,282)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
85,822 (-975)
11,434 (+1,288)
Producers - Long / Short
25,678 (-747)
153,920 (-3,678)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
60,541 (-1,472)
14,943 (+407)
Managed Money - Long / Short
54,919 (-1,068)
5,028 (+1,513)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
30,903 (+93)
6,406 (-225)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
77.12 +9.57%
on 03/26/21
87.54 -3.47%
on 03/17/21
-2.22 (-2.56%)
since 03/15/21
3-Month
77.12 +9.57%
on 03/26/21
95.60 -11.61%
on 02/25/21
+2.88 (+3.53%)
since 01/15/21
52-Week
56.42 +49.77%
on 04/16/20
95.60 -11.61%
on 02/25/21
+27.56 (+48.40%)
since 04/15/20

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 88.16
2nd Resistance Point 86.25
1st Resistance Point 85.22
Last Price 84.50
1st Support Level 82.28
2nd Support Level 80.37
3rd Support Level 79.34

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52-Week High 95.60
Last Price 84.50
Fibonacci 61.8% 80.63
Fibonacci 50% 76.01
Fibonacci 38.2% 71.39
52-Week Low 56.42

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