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Cotton #2 Jul '19 (CTN19)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Late Session Rally for Friday Cotton

After trading with losses in the afternoon, front month cotton futures rallied back and ended the session near the highs up 54 to 62 points. New crop futures also bounced from midday lows and closed 54 points in the black.  

Census data showed official January cotton exports were 1.614m bales. That was down 5% from Jan 2020, but was up 13% from December’s 1.425m bale export total. The 2020/21 accumulated cotton export figure was 7.91m bales through Jan.

The weekly data release from CFTC showed managed money cotton traders were 66,031 contracts net long as of 3/2. That was a 6,423 contract reduction on the week via long liquidation. The commercial position covered 10,383 shorts on the week, leaving them 146,459 contracts net short.

The Seam reported 6,194 bales sold online on 3/4, bringing the WTD total sales to 14,702 bales. USDA’s weekly cotton market review showed 11,605 bales were sold at spot for the week ending 3/4. The week’s wtd ave cash price was 84.50 ce... 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
$2,915/2,650
First Notice Date
06/24/19
Expiration Date
07/09/19 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Cotton #2 Jul '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jul Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Mar 2, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
92,544 (-2,336)
195,760 (-9,175)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
100,222 (-6,150)
8,647 (-697)
Producers - Long / Short
25,886 (+768)
170,872 (-11,405)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
57,199 (-5,064)
15,429 (+270)
Managed Money - Long / Short
68,346 (-6,647)
3,185 (-215)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
31,876 (+497)
5,462 (-482)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
60.23 unch
on 07/09/19
67.52 -10.80%
on 06/13/19
-5.36 (-8.17%)
since 06/07/19
3-Month
60.23 unch
on 07/09/19
79.32 -24.07%
on 04/12/19
-18.24 (-23.24%)
since 04/09/19
52-Week
60.23 unch
on 07/09/19
89.44 -32.66%
on 08/01/18
-25.26 (-29.55%)
since 07/09/18

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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point N/A
2nd Resistance Point 60.23
1st Resistance Point 60.23
Last Price 60.23s
1st Support Level 60.23
2nd Support Level 60.23
3rd Support Level N/A

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52-Week High 89.44
Fibonacci 61.8% 78.28
Fibonacci 50% 74.83
Fibonacci 38.2% 71.39
Last Price 60.23s
52-Week Low 60.23

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