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Cotton #2 May '21 (CTK21)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Gains for Weekend

Front month cotton futures ended the Friday session with 40 to 117 point gains. Futures closed more than a penny off their high for the day. For March, the 104.2 cent close left prices a net 8.96 cents weaker for the week, and 14.3 cents off their LOC high from 11/17. OI data suggested just 102 Dec cotton contracts were open as of 12/2. 

Managed money was reported at 77,743 contracts net long in cotton as of the 11/30 settle. That was a 6,050 contract reduction through the week on long liquidation. Commercials covered 17.3k short hedges during the week, and were 154,437 contracts net short as of 11/30. 

The online cotton trading platform, The Seam, reported 8,808 bales were sold for an average 98.71 cents/lb on 12/2. USDA’s weekly Cotton Market Review showed 39,353 bales were sold during the week that ended 12/2 for an average spot price of 104.86 cents/lb. USDA reported 1.339m bales of upland cotton were classed this week, which brought the season’s classings to 8.51 mi... 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
$3,850/3,500
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 Nov 30, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
89,513 (-1,687)
194,396 (-16,550)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
111,082 (-7,840)
14,087 (+2,276)
Producers - Long / Short
27,715 (+1,494)
173,447 (-18,507)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
56,418 (-2,953)
15,569 (+2,185)
Managed Money - Long / Short
78,727 (-5,056)
1,874 (+569)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
32,355 (-2,784)
12,213 (+1,707)
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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 Gains for Weekend

Front month cotton futures ended the Friday session with 40 to 117 point gains. Futures closed more than a penny off their high for the day. For March, the 104.2 cent close left prices a net 8.96 cents...

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KCH22 : 243.35s (+2.85%)
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Cotton Gaining through Midday

Midday cotton prices are recovering from the week’s drop. Prices are off their highs for the session, but still 38 to 51 points in the black. The December contract is up 169 points on thin in-delivery...

CTK21 : 89.48s (+3.77%)
CTH22 : 104.20s (+0.48%)
CTZ21 : 109.30s (+0.37%)
Coffee Surges on Tightness in Global Supplies

March arabica coffee (KCH2 ) this morning is up +6.45 (+2.73%), and Jan ICE Robusta coffee (RMF22 ) is up +64 (+2.74%). Coffee prices this morning are sharply higher, with robusta soaring to a 10-1/4 year...

KCH22 : 243.35s (+2.85%)
RMF22 : 2,386s (+2.18%)
Cotton Tries for Friday Dead Cat Bounce

Overnight futures action has prices 100 to 140 points higher heading into the last trade day of the week. Cotton futures initially traded higher on Thursday, attempting to bounce back from 4 hard down...

CTZ21 : 109.30s (+0.37%)
CTH22 : 104.20s (+0.48%)
CTZ21 : 109.30s (+0.37%)
Cocoa (CC) Tries Halting Oct-Nov Slide Just Above 2021 Low

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Cotton Fades for Another Red Close

Cotton futures initially traded higher on Thursday, attempting to bounce back from 4 hard down days. By the close, front month futures were 19 to 49 points in the red. For the Dec contract that extends...

CTZ21 : 109.30s (+0.37%)
CTH22 : 104.20s (+0.48%)
CTZ21 : 109.30s (+0.37%)

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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