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Cotton #2 Jul '20 (CTN20)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Futures Market 5 to 13 Points Lower

Cotton futures open the new week of trading 5 to 13 points below the Friday settlements. The hard selling on Friday left Dec futures 30 points lower for the week. In USDA’s Weekly Cotton Market Review, the average spot price for cotton on the week ending Aug 6 was 59.28 cents/lb. That was 2.55 cents higher wk/wk, with a full range of 58.01 c/lb to 59.77. The Commitment of Traders report with data from the week ending August 4, showed cotton spec fund traders were 31,335 contracts net long. That was an increase of 5,700 wk/wk from short covering. Sales reported on The Seam through Thursday were 55,649 bales at a wtd av price of 57.3 cents/lb. The Cotlook A index was 70.85 cents/lb on Aug 6, a 50 point bump. The AWP for cotton is 49.44 cents/lb through Thursday. The week’s LDP is 2.56 cents/lb.

--- provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

Contract Specifications

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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
Point Value
First Notice Date
Expiration Date
07/09/20 (expired)

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Cotton #2 Jul '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jul Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 4, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
86,038 (+3,740)
129,783 (+10,763)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
58,940 (+1,182)
17,894 (-3,906)
Producers - Long / Short
25,042 (-344)
111,547 (+8,640)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
56,285 (+2,909)
13,525 (+948)
Managed Money - Long / Short
43,244 (+1,189)
13,458 (-4,882)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
15,696 (-7)
4,436 (+976)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
58.69 +7.92%
on 06/15/20
64.88 -2.37%
on 07/08/20
+2.82 (+4.66%)
since 06/09/20
52.01 +21.78%
on 04/21/20
64.88 -2.37%
on 07/08/20
+8.94 (+16.43%)
since 04/09/20
48.15 +31.55%
on 04/01/20
74.00 -14.41%
on 01/13/20
-3.23 (-4.85%)
since 07/09/19

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2nd Support Level 61.24

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Fibonacci 61.8% 64.13
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Fibonacci 50% 61.08
Fibonacci 38.2% 58.02
52-Week Low 48.15

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