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Cotton #2 Jul '19 (CTN19)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Higher at Midday

Cotton futures are up 6 to 33 points in most contracts on Tuesday. The Cotlook A index for June 24 was down 45 points from the previous day to 76.40 cents/lb. The weekly Average World Price (AWP) from USDA is 59.14 cents/lb through Thursday. NASS indicated that cotton planting is wrapping up, with 96% completed as of Sunday vs. the 98% average pace. Missouri is the notable laggard. Boll set is at 3%, just a little behind the 5% average pace. Crop condition rating dropped 1 point on the Brugler500 Index due to more crop shifting into the poor category than improved to good. Ratings in TX dropped 9 points to 313, with GA improved by 9. Jul 19 Cotton is at 62.55, up 25 points, Oct 19 Cotton is at 65.69, up 33 points Dec 19 Cotton is at 65.79, up 10 points Mar 20 Cotton is at 66.500, up 6 points --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

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 (14 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 18, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
93,845 (-10,351)
72,286 (-13,685)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
53,833 (-7,799)
74,415 (-3,881)
Producers - Long / Short
32,718 (-5,711)
59,109 (-10,915)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
58,971 (-855)
11,021 (+1,015)
Managed Money - Long / Short
33,549 (-3,061)
65,212 (-3,674)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
20,284 (-4,738)
9,203 (-207)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
60.27 +3.20%
on 06/21/19
69.91 -11.03%
on 06/04/19
-6.19 (-9.05%)
since 05/24/19
3-Month
60.27 +3.20%
on 06/21/19
79.57 -21.83%
on 04/09/19
-16.31 (-20.77%)
since 03/25/19
52-Week
60.27 +3.20%
on 06/21/19
89.44 -30.46%
on 08/01/18
-22.65 (-26.69%)
since 06/25/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 96% Sell with a Average short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Strong. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

The market is approaching oversold territory. Be watchful of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 62.93
1st Resistance Point 62.57
Last Price 62.20s
1st Support Level 61.82
2nd Support Level 61.43

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52-Week High 89.44
Fibonacci 61.8% 78.30
Fibonacci 50% 74.86
Fibonacci 38.2% 71.41
Last Price 62.20s
52-Week Low 60.27

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