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Cotton #2 Jul '22 (CTN22)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Friday Losses for Cotton Futures

Cotton futures closed 26 to 164 points weaker going into the Independence Day holiday weekend. Dec contracts printed a wide 410 point range, and spent time on both sides of UNCH. July futures ended the day 26 points weaker on limited OI. There were 79 deliveries against July cotton reported by the ICE. USDA’s weekly Cotton Market Review showed 792 bales of cotton were sold at spot during the week that ended 6/30. That was down from 2.6k bales last week and 4.6k bales last year. The average cash price was 109.1 cents/lb. 

The (DXU22) reached the highest level in nearly 20 years during Friday markets. 

Weekly CoT data had the managed money cotton specs at 46,738 contracts net long as of 6/28. That was down 14,372 contracts through the week, on 12.2k fewer longs and 2.1k new shorts. Commercial cotton traders reduced their short hedges by 13k contracts taking their net short to 85,286 contracts. 

USDA’s Cotton System’s data revised April’s cotton consumption greatly lo... 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
$4,950/4,500
First Notice Date
06/24/22
Expiration Date
07/07/22 (5 days)

Seasonal Chart

Cotton #2 Jul '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jul Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 28, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
70,585 (-5,666)
132,441 (-16,491)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
72,622 (-8,788)
16,232 (+867)
Producers - Long / Short
22,628 (-2,341)
107,694 (-15,986)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
45,502 (-3,714)
22,292 (-894)
Managed Money - Long / Short
49,394 (-12,187)
4,419 (+2,083)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
23,228 (+3,399)
11,813 (-1,216)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
100.00 +3.68%
on 06/24/22
147.70 -29.80%
on 06/10/22
-32.38 (-23.80%)
since 06/01/22
3-Month
100.00 +3.68%
on 06/24/22
155.95 -33.52%
on 05/04/22
-27.25 (-20.81%)
since 04/01/22
52-Week
84.45 +22.77%
on 07/19/21
155.95 -33.52%
on 05/04/22
+18.85 (+22.22%)
since 07/01/21

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Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Sell Signal with a Maximum Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 112.55
2nd Resistance Point 110.77
1st Resistance Point 107.23
Last Price 103.68s
1st Support Level 101.91
2nd Support Level 100.13
3rd Support Level 96.59

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52-Week High 155.95
Fibonacci 61.8% 128.64
Fibonacci 50% 120.20
Fibonacci 38.2% 111.76
Last Price 103.68s
52-Week Low 84.45

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