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Cotton #2 May '24 (CTK24)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Falling at Midday

Midday action in the cotton market is showing losses of 48 to 198 points so far on Wednesday, as the trend remains lower. Pressure is being felt from the crude oil side of things, with futures down $2.79 at midday.

ICE certified cotton stocks were up another 2,269 bales on April 16 at 171,700 bales. The Cotlook A Index was back up 70 points to 89.60 cents/lb on April 16. The AWP dropped another 405 points to 65.43 last Thursday and is good through this Thursday.

May 24 Cotton  is at 79.41, down 188 points,

Jul 24 Cotton  is at 81.28, down 181 points,

Dec 24 Cotton  is at 78.58, down 56 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 informational purposes. For more information please view the Barchart Disclosure Policy here.

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
$3,300/3,000
First Notice Date
04/24/24 (7 days)
Expiration Date
05/08/24 (21 days)

Seasonal Chart

Cotton #2 May '24
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Apr 9, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
91,585 (-13,473)
170,738 (-31,378)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
106,200 (-13,675)
33,524 (+2,414)
Producers - Long / Short
32,354 (-8,904)
145,437 (-23,384)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
47,945 (-1,222)
14,015 (-4,647)
Managed Money - Long / Short
73,639 (-16,676)
13,458 (+3,331)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
32,561 (+3,001)
20,066 (-917)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
79.03 +0.49%
on 04/17/24
96.20 -17.44%
on 03/18/24
-14.52 (-15.46%)
since 03/15/24
3-Month
79.03 +0.49%
on 04/17/24
103.80 -23.49%
on 02/28/24
-3.27 (-3.95%)
since 01/17/24
52-Week
77.34 +2.69%
on 06/27/23
103.80 -23.49%
on 02/28/24
-2.99 (-3.63%)
since 04/17/23

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Cocoa Prices Consolidate Below This Week's Record Highs

May ICE NY cocoa (CCK24 ) this morning is up +132 (+1.29%), and May ICE London cocoa #7 (CAK24 ) is up +214 (+2.48%). Cocoa prices today are moderately higher as they consolidate below this week's record...

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Cotton Continuing Descent into Wednesday

Cotton futures are down 36 to 89 points following overnight action. The closing bell in the cotton market had futures down 51 to 251 points. The outside market had little impact, as WTI crude oil was up...

CTK24 : 79.44 (-2.28%)
CTN24 : 81.23 (-2.24%)
CTZ24 : 78.54 (-0.76%)
Cotton Resumes Collapse on Tuesday

The closing bell in the cotton market had futures down 51 to 251 points. The outside market had little impact, as WTI crude oil was up 17 cents, with the US dollar index up 187 points. Cotton planting...

CTK24 : 79.44 (-2.28%)
CTN24 : 81.23 (-2.24%)
CTZ24 : 78.54 (-0.76%)
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CCK24 : 10,340s (+0.95%)
CAK24 : 8,841s (+2.26%)
KCK24 : 247.95s (+4.73%)
RMK24 : 4,234s (+5.72%)
SBK24 : 19.32s (-1.58%)
CANE : 11.80 (-1.34%)
CTN24 : 81.23 (-2.24%)
Cocoa Prices Finish Sharply Lower on Demand Destruction Concerns

May ICE NY cocoa (CCK24 ) on Tuesday closed down -758 (-6.89%), and May ICE London cocoa #7 (CAK24 ) closed down -531 (-5.79%). Cocoa prices on Tuesday sold off sharply, with London cocoa falling from...

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CAN24 : 8,585s (+2.84%)
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SBN24 : 19.27s (-1.33%)
SWQ24 : 559.30s (-1.88%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 87.19
2nd Resistance Point 85.30
1st Resistance Point 83.29
Last Price 79.36
1st Support Level 79.39
2nd Support Level 77.50
3rd Support Level 75.49

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52-Week High 103.80
Fibonacci 61.8% 93.69
Fibonacci 50% 90.57
Fibonacci 38.2% 87.45
Last Price 79.36
52-Week Low 77.34

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