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Cotton #2 Dec '20 (CTZ20)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Gains on Thursday

Thursday cotton futures were 5 to 39 points stronger on the day. Cotton export sales were net negative by 68,537 RBs for old crop. Some rolling activity occurred as new crop sales were 130,762 RBs. Total forward sales are sitting at 3.68m RBs through July 30. Of the total forward bookings, 35% is to China. WTD sales reported on The Seam were 47,332 bales at a wtd av price of 56.99 cents/lb. Certified stocks are firm at 6,800 bales as of August 4. The Cotlook A index was steady at 70.35 cents/lb on Aug 5. The updated AWP for cotton is 1.73 cents higher to 49.44 cents/lb. The week’s new LDP is 2.56 cents/lb.

Oct 20 Cotton closed at 64.41, up 5 points,

Dec 20 Cotton closed at 64.85, up 39 points

Mar 21 Cotton closed at 65.49, up 36 points

May 21 Cotton closed at 65.89, up 38 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
11/23/20 (108 days)
Expiration Date
12/08/20 (123 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jul 28, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
82,298 (+1,553)
119,020 (-4,463)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
57,758 (-5,153)
21,800 (-305)
Producers - Long / Short
25,386 (+1,309)
102,907 (-4,653)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
53,376 (-260)
12,577 (-314)
Managed Money - Long / Short
42,055 (-4,797)
18,340 (-668)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
15,703 (-356)
3,460 (+363)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
59.51 +8.55%
on 07/24/20
65.05 -0.69%
on 08/06/20
+1.58 (+2.51%)
since 07/07/20
3-Month
56.43 +14.48%
on 05/29/20
65.05 -0.69%
on 08/06/20
+7.65 (+13.43%)
since 05/07/20
52-Week
50.18 +28.74%
on 04/02/20
73.00 -11.51%
on 01/13/20
+1.42 (+2.25%)
since 08/07/19

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Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Buy Signal with a Weak Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 65.47
1st Resistance Point 65.16
Last Price 64.61
1st Support Level 64.43
2nd Support Level 64.01

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52-Week High 73.00
Last Price 64.61
Fibonacci 61.8% 64.28
Fibonacci 50% 61.59
Fibonacci 38.2% 58.90
52-Week Low 50.18

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