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Cotton #2 Dec '19 (CTZ19)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Closes the Week in the Red

Cotton futures fell another 63 points on the last trade day of the week, which helped increase the weekly loss to 180 points. As of Tuesday, cotton spec traders were still, albeit less, net long. For the week ending 01/16 cotton bookings were up 32.12% with the USDA reporting 307,764 RBs of sales. The week’s sales were the highest since the week ending 11/7. In the same report, USDA listed exports at 282,590 RBs, a weekly reduction of 6.34% but an increase of 18.45% over the same week last year. MYTD cotton shipments are at 4.721m RBs, which is 16.57% more than last year at this time. The Cotlook A index completely regained the 180 points and is back up to 80.20 cents/lb for 01/23. The AWP for cotton is 61.29 cents/lb.

Mar 20 Cotton closed at 69.4, down 63 points,

May 20 Cotton closed at 70.2, down 55 points

Jul 20 Cotton closed at 71.12, down 47 points

Oct 20 Cotton closed at 70.39, up 60 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
11/22/19
Expiration Date
12/06/19 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 21, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
115,101 (+4,497)
152,537 (+1,635)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
63,289 (+209)
31,426 (+2,310)
Producers - Long / Short
52,214 (+4,895)
131,305 (+593)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
55,165 (-1,239)
13,510 (+201)
Managed Money - Long / Short
46,358 (+208)
18,189 (+1,350)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
16,931 (+1)
13,237 (+960)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
61.73 +5.30%
on 11/21/19
65.06 -0.09%
on 11/08/19
+1.31 (+2.06%)
since 11/06/19
3-Month
58.23 +11.63%
on 09/09/19
65.99 -1.50%
on 10/30/19
+6.42 (+10.96%)
since 09/06/19
52-Week
56.59 +14.86%
on 08/26/19
78.35 -17.04%
on 12/07/18
-12.48 (-16.11%)
since 12/06/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 72% Buy with a Strongest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 65.63
1st Resistance Point 65.31
Last Price 65.00s
1st Support Level 64.37
2nd Support Level 63.75

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52-Week High 78.35
Fibonacci 61.8% 70.04
Fibonacci 50% 67.47
Last Price 65.00s
Fibonacci 38.2% 64.90
52-Week Low 56.59

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