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Cotton #2 Dec '21 (CTZ21)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Triple Digit Rally for Friday Cotton

Cotton prices rallied into the weekend. Nearby futures were up more than 3 cents through March, while the deferred contracts gained 232 to 275 points. December’s 353 point rally extended the inverse to an 86 premium to March and a 228 premium to May. Crude Oil continues its bounce through Friday, with another 65 cents/bbl increase to $72.91. Dollar Index was higher in the morning and held on for a modest daily gain of 0.25%. 

CFTC’s Commitment of Traders report showed cotton specs cut their net long by 10,645 contracts through the week that ended 9/21. Long liquidation was the driver, leaving the group 81,272 contracts net long. Commercials closed out 19,402 short hedges, reducing their net short to 149,390 contracts. 

The weekly Cotton Market Review showed 9,335 bales were sold at spot during the week ending 9/24, with an average selling price of 87.71 cents. The Cotlook A index was 90 points stronger on 9/23 to 101.25 cents/lb. The updated Adjusted World Price for cott... 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
11/23/21 (59 days)
Expiration Date
12/08/21 (74 days)

Seasonal Chart

Cotton #2 Dec '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 21, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
96,189 (+1,579)
197,370 (-16,294)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
113,474 (-9,364)
18,449 (+3,834)
Producers - Long / Short
29,011 (+2,441)
178,225 (-16,952)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
59,793 (-1,946)
11,760 (-426)
Managed Money - Long / Short
84,406 (-8,476)
4,236 (+1,417)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
29,068 (-888)
14,213 (+2,417)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
88.95 +7.91%
on 09/20/21
96.15 -0.17%
on 09/24/21
+1.81 (+1.92%)
since 08/24/21
3-Month
84.68 +13.36%
on 06/30/21
96.71 -0.74%
on 08/17/21
+9.26 (+10.68%)
since 06/24/21
52-Week
65.03 +47.61%
on 09/29/20
96.71 -0.74%
on 08/17/21
+30.17 (+45.84%)
since 09/24/20

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Triple Digit Rally for Friday Cotton

Cotton prices rallied into the weekend. Nearby futures were up more than 3 cents through March, while the deferred contracts gained 232 to 275 points. December’s 353 point rally extended the inverse...

CLX21 : 73.98s (+0.93%)
DXZ21 : 93.335s (+0.33%)
CTV21 : 96.85s (+3.79%)
CTZ21 : 95.99s (+3.82%)
CTZ21 : 95.99s (+3.82%)
Coffee Prices Settle Higher on Concern about Tight Global Supplies

Dec arabica coffee (KCZ21 ) on Friday closed up +3.75 (+1.97%), and Nov ICE Robusta coffee (RMX21 ) closed up +2 (+0.09%). Coffee prices on Friday settled higher, with arabica posting a 2-week high. Arabica...

KCZ21 : 194.35s (+1.97%)
Sugar Closes Moderately Lower on Weakness in the Brazilian Real

October NY world sugar #11 (SBV21 ) on Friday closed down -0.39 (-2.00%). Dec London white sugar #5 (SWZ21 ) closed down -9.10 (-1.77%). Sugar prices on Friday posted moderate losses on weakness in the...

SBH22 : 19.93s (-1.77%)
SWZ21 : 504.30s (-1.77%)
^USDBRL : 5.33392 (+0.64%)
Cocoa Prices Slip on Signs of Adequate Cocoa Supplies

Dec ICE NY cocoa (CCZ21 ) on Friday closed down -21 (-0.80%), and Dec ICE London cocoa #7 (CAZ21 ) closed down -24 (-1.32%). Cocoa prices on Friday closed moderately lower for a second day, with NY cocoa...

CCZ21 : 2,591s (-0.80%)
CAZ21 : 1,789s (-1.32%)
Cotton Market Rallying in to Weekend

Cotton futures are up triple digits so far. Prices have pulled back some for the midday quote, but December is still 307 points in the black – leading the way. Crude Oil continues its bounce through...

CLX21 : 73.98s (+0.93%)
DXZ21 : 93.335s (+0.33%)
CTK21 : 89.48s (+3.77%)
CTZ21 : 95.99s (+3.82%)
CTZ21 : 95.99s (+3.82%)
Arabica Pushes Higher as Global Coffee Supplies Tighten

Dec arabica coffee (KCZ21 ) this morning is up +2.20 (+1.15%), and Nov ICE Robusta coffee (RMX21 ) is down -10 (-0.47%). Coffee prices this morning are mixed, with arabica at a 2-week high. Arabica is...

KCZ21 : 194.35s (+1.97%)
RMX21 : 2,148s (+0.09%)
Cotton Fades Thursday Gains on Stronger Dollar, Pre-Weekend Position Squaring

Cotton futures ended the Thursday session with triple digit gains of 113 to 159 points. At the close December was 13 above the week’s start price, having fully erased Monday’s collapse. This morning...

CTV21 : 96.85s (+3.79%)
CTZ21 : 95.99s (+3.82%)
CTZ21 : 95.99s (+3.82%)
Arabica Coffee (KC) Testing Jul-Sep Triangle/Downtrend Resistance

Arabica Coffee (KC) rallied more than 3% yesterday, breaking above triangle resistance (on the 4hr chart). Significantly, with yesterday’s surge, KC is suddenly at the daily chart triangle resistance,...

JO : 53.59 (+1.96%)
Triple Digit Thursday Gains for Cotton

Cotton futures ended the Thursday session with triple digit gains of 113 to 159 points. At the close December was 13 above the week’s start price, having fully erased Monday’s collapse. USDA’s weekly...

CTV21 : 96.85s (+3.79%)
CTZ21 : 95.99s (+3.82%)
CTZ21 : 95.99s (+3.82%)
Arabica Jumps to 3-Week High on Supply Concerns

Dec arabica coffee (KCZ21 ) on Thursday closed up +5.75 (+3.11%), and Nov ICE Robusta coffee (RMX21 ) closed up +4 (+A0.19%). Coffee prices on Thursday pushed higher, with arabica rallying sharply to a...

KCZ21 : 194.35s (+1.97%)
RMX21 : 2,148s (+0.09%)

Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Sell Signal with a Soft Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 101.43
2nd Resistance Point 98.79
1st Resistance Point 97.39
Last Price 95.99s
1st Support Level 93.35
2nd Support Level 90.71
3rd Support Level 89.31

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52-Week High 96.71
Last Price 95.99s
Fibonacci 61.8% 84.61
Fibonacci 50% 80.87
Fibonacci 38.2% 77.13
52-Week Low 65.03

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