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Cotton #2 Dec '08 (CTZ08)
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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

AM Bounce for Cotton Market

Cotton is working near the highs from overnight action with 15 to 23 point recovery into Tuesday’s day trade. Futures posted losses of 144 to 180 points on Monday to start the week off on a lower note. Crude oil was down $0.52/barrel, with the US dollar index 19 points lower. 

The last NASS Crop Progress report for this year showed 83% of the US cotton harvest finished by 11/26, running 4% percentage points ahead of the average pace. 

A delayed CFTC Commitment of Traders report tallied spec funds in cotton futures and options at a net short of just 537 contracts as of 11/21, a 5,362 contract reduction on the week. 

The Cotlook A Index was steady on November 24 at 90.90 cents/lb. The AWP for this week is 65.23 cents/lb, up a penny from the week prior. The Seam had sales of 1,3459 cash bales traded on November 24 at an average price of 73.88 cents/lb, back up 2.81 cents vs. the previous day. 

 

Dec 23 Cotton  closed at 78.59, down 180 points, currently up... 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
Expiration Date
12/08/08 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Cotton #2 Dec '08
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 21, 2023

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Commercials - Long / Short
92,688 (-11,970)
97,425 (-10,575)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
60,732 (+2,245)
54,724 (+17)
Producers - Long / Short
37,084 (-8,277)
76,555 (-11,304)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
45,905 (-522)
11,171 (+3,900)
Managed Money - Long / Short
37,688 (+3,047)
38,363 (-2,104)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
23,044 (-802)
16,361 (+2,121)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
36.70 +14.96%
on 11/12/08
46.62 -9.50%
on 11/28/08
+0.12 (+0.29%)
since 11/07/08
3-Month
36.70 +14.96%
on 11/12/08
65.85 -35.93%
on 09/12/08
-23.41 (-35.69%)
since 09/08/08
52-Week
36.70 +14.96%
on 11/12/08
98.45 -57.15%
on 03/05/08
-29.96 (-41.52%)
since 12/07/07

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AM Bounce for Cotton Market

Cotton is working near the highs from overnight action with 15 to 23 point recovery into Tuesday’s day trade. Futures posted losses of 144 to 180 points on Monday to start the week off on a lower note....

CTZ23 : 78.79 (+0.25%)
CTH24 : 79.71 (+0.57%)
CTK24 : 80.41 (+0.68%)
Cotton Settles Weaker on Monday

Cotton posted losses of 144 to 180 points on Monday to start the week off on a lower note. Crude oil was down $0.52/barrel, with the US dollar index 19 points lower. The last NASS Crop Progress report...

CTZ23 : 78.79 (+0.25%)
CTH24 : 79.71 (+0.57%)
CTK24 : 80.41 (+0.68%)
Crop Progress

Crop Progress - 2023-11-27

ZSF24 : 1348-4 (+1.41%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 12.8885 (+1.48%)
ZSBAUS.CM : -0.5965 (+0.15%)
ZSDAUS-BIW.CM : 4,506,573 (unch)
ZSYAUS-BIW.CM : 52.03 (unch)
XSF24 : 4,424s (-1.27%)
XTF24 : 5,068s (+0.20%)
ZCH24 : 471-2 (-0.84%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 4.2594 (-1.15%)
ZCBAUS.CM : -0.2455 (+0.16%)
XVF24 : 2,517s (-0.83%)
XEF24 : 66.09 (+0.49%)
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March ICE NY cocoa (CCH24 ) on Monday closed +41 (+1.00%), and Dec ICE London cocoa #7 (CAZ23 ) closed +27(+0.77%). Cocoa prices on Monday posted moderate gains. Signs of smaller cocoa output in the Ivory...

Arabica Coffee Mildly Higher on Tight ICE Coffee Inventories

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Cotton Lower on Monday

Cotton is posting 141 to 185 point losses at midday, with nearby December up 3 points on thin action. Crude oil is down $0.26/barrel at midday, with the US dollar index unch. USDA’s Cotton Classing...

CTZ23 : 78.79 (+0.25%)
CTH24 : 79.71 (+0.57%)
CTK24 : 80.41 (+0.68%)
Cotton Falls in Overnight Trade

Cotton futures are showing sharply lower action on Monday morning. The market was the shining spot for the ag bulls on Friday, as contracts were up 9 to 81 points on the day. First Notice day for December...

CTZ23 : 78.79 (+0.25%)
CTH24 : 79.71 (+0.57%)
CTK24 : 80.41 (+0.68%)
Will Cotton Rejoin the Soft Commodity Rally in 2024?

Soft commodity prices have been on bullish fire in 2023, with the sector posting a nearly 25% gain over the first three quarters. As the softs sector enters the year’s final month, four of the five softs...

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point N/A
2nd Resistance Point 42.19
1st Resistance Point 42.19
Last Price 42.19s
1st Support Level 42.19
2nd Support Level 42.19
3rd Support Level N/A

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52-Week High 98.45
Fibonacci 61.8% 74.86
Fibonacci 50% 67.57
Fibonacci 38.2% 60.29
Last Price 42.19s
52-Week Low 36.70

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