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Cotton #2 Dec '19 (CTZ19)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Gains on the Week

Dec cotton futures gained 2.02% for a 129 point increases wk/wk, futures closed Friday up 18 to 53 points in nearbys. The CFTC reported this afternoon that cotton saw another reduction in managed money’s net short position, which as of Tuesday was 11,377 contracts. Cotton weekly export sales are up 9.33% compared to last week and were the highest since February, at 206,468 running bales. The cumulative sales for the market year are now at 9.135 million RB, only 0.22% below last year’s pace. The Cotlook A Index bounced up another 100 points on Oct to 75.00 cents/lb. The updated Adjusted World Price of cotton is now 55.26, up 1.36 from last Thursday’s AWP. Ted McKinney announced from Hanoi today via teleconference with reporters that at least $5 million in ag sales have been made, with official totals coming out Monday. Vietnam imports 54% of their approximate 7.3 Million bales in annual needs from the United States, totaling over $1 billion. DEC 19 Cotton closed at 65.17, up 18 poi... 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
$2,915/2,650
First Notice Date
11/22/19 (33 days)
Expiration Date
12/06/19 (47 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 15, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
125,139 (+678)
114,302 (+11,900)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
50,707 (+1,230)
64,573 (-8,220)
Producers - Long / Short
67,063 (+130)
81,437 (+5,584)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
44,357 (-2,613)
19,146 (+3,155)
Managed Money - Long / Short
33,416 (+1,173)
49,303 (-6,988)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
17,291 (+57)
15,270 (-1,232)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
59.58 +9.38%
on 09/27/19
65.85 -1.03%
on 10/14/19
+4.65 (+7.68%)
since 09/20/19
3-Month
56.59 +15.16%
on 08/26/19
65.85 -1.03%
on 10/14/19
+2.10 (+3.33%)
since 07/19/19
52-Week
56.59 +15.16%
on 08/26/19
79.00 -17.51%
on 11/08/18
-11.51 (-15.01%)
since 10/19/18

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Cotton #2 DEC 2019

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Cotton Gains on the Week

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Cocoa Prices Close Lower on Mixed Global Cocoa Demand

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Cotton Sees Modest Gains so far Friday

Cotton futures are seeing increases so far this Friday. Cotton weekly export sales are up 9.33% compared to last week and are the highest since February, at 206,468 running bales. The cumulative sales...

Coffee Prices Consolidate Recent Losses as Strength in the Brazilian Real Sparks Short-Covering

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Sugar Prices Tumble to 3-Week Low on the Prospects for Abundant Supplies

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Cocoa Prices Slide on Mixed Global Cocoa Demand

Dec ICE NY cocoa (CCZ19) this morning is down -13 (-0.52%), and Dec ICE London cocoa #7 (CAZ19) is down -18 (-0.94%). Cocoa prices are lower this morning amid mixed cocoa demand data. The National Confectioners...

Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 64% Buy with a Average short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Good. Long term indicators mostly agree with the trend.

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

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 65.57
1st Resistance Point 65.37
Last Price 65.17
1st Support Level 64.98
2nd Support Level 64.79

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52-Week High 79.00
Fibonacci 61.8% 70.44
Fibonacci 50% 67.79
Last Price 65.17
Fibonacci 38.2% 65.15
52-Week Low 56.59

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