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Cotton #2 Dec '20 (CTZ20)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Gives Back Monday Gains Overnight

Cotton futures are 90 to 113 points lower this morning, giving back 79 to 112 point gains from Monday. Front month futures hit an 18-month high of 72.70 early yesterday. Monday was first notice day for December cotton futures. There were 78 notices put out, including 50 from a merchant. Stoppers were SG Americas and Marex clients. USDA’s Crop Progress report indicated that cotton harvest was 77% complete as of Sunday, up 8% on the week and 6% faster than the 5-year average. Harvest was 14% faster than normal in TX at 74% complete. The Seam had a large 27,429 bales traded on Friday at an average price of 69.68 cents. The Cotlook A index was down 25 points to 77.90 cents/lb as of November 20. The AWP for cotton is 56.84 cents/lb. through Thursday.

--- 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
Expiration Date
12/08/20 (14 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 17, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
95,312 (-13,051)
172,631 (-5,700)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
82,597 (-3,454)
12,824 (-11,089)
Producers - Long / Short
26,592 (-8,189)
162,806 (+847)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
65,685 (+918)
6,790 (-767)
Managed Money - Long / Short
63,196 (-2,712)
7,110 (-4,506)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
19,401 (-742)
5,714 (-6,583)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
68.06 +4.16%
on 11/02/20
72.70 -2.49%
on 11/23/20
-0.40 (-0.56%)
since 10/23/20
3-Month
63.40 +11.81%
on 09/09/20
72.70 -2.49%
on 11/23/20
+5.07 (+7.70%)
since 08/24/20
52-Week
50.18 +41.27%
on 04/02/20
73.00 -2.89%
on 01/13/20
+3.85 (+5.74%)
since 11/22/19

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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 73.31
1st Resistance Point 72.73
Last Price 70.89
1st Support Level 71.54
2nd Support Level 70.93

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52-Week High 73.00
Last Price 70.89
Fibonacci 61.8% 64.28
Fibonacci 50% 61.59
Fibonacci 38.2% 58.90
52-Week Low 50.18

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