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Cotton #2 Dec '22 (CTZ22)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Mixed Morning for Cotton Market

After overnight action moved the board both directions, the cotton market is mixed mostly lower headed into Friday’s day session. Nearby cotton prices were down again on Thursday with losses of 13 to 120 points. The December contract still has the limit up gap from the WASDE reaction, near 108.59. 

USDA’s weekly Export Sales report showed 49,522 RBs of cotton were sold for the first full week of the 22/23 season. Another 10k RBs of 22/23 cotton was also added to the books. Shipments from the week were 267,374 RBs for a season total of 448,633. Last year had 411.7k RBs shipped through the second week of the season. 

China’s Customs data show 120,000 MT of cotton imports in July. That was down 17% from July ’21. 

The Cotlook A Index (old crop) was another 315 points higher to 134.90 cents on 8/17. USDA’s AWP for cotton was raised 13.75 cents to back above the $1 mark at 101.90 cents/lb. 

Oct 22 Cotton closed at 117.12, down 120 points, currently down 173 points... 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
$4,950/4,500
First Notice Date
11/23/22 (96 days)
Expiration Date
12/07/22 (110 days)

Seasonal Chart

Cotton #2 Dec '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Aug 9, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
87,092 (-1,508)
126,098 (-1,386)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
67,046 (-355)
30,823 (+585)
Producers - Long / Short
35,087 (-2,558)
94,341 (-1,026)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
46,777 (+872)
26,529 (-538)
Managed Money - Long / Short
43,826 (+998)
14,236 (+309)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
23,220 (-1,353)
16,587 (+276)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
89.50 +26.65%
on 07/25/22
119.59 -5.22%
on 08/16/22
+20.97 (+22.70%)
since 07/19/22
3-Month
82.54 +37.33%
on 07/15/22
128.68 -11.91%
on 05/20/22
-14.87 (-11.60%)
since 05/19/22
52-Week
80.10 +41.51%
on 09/21/21
133.79 -15.28%
on 05/17/22
+30.56 (+36.91%)
since 08/19/21

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Cotton Continued Lower on Thursday

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 117.69
2nd Resistance Point 116.29
1st Resistance Point 114.50
Last Price 113.17
1st Support Level 111.31
2nd Support Level 109.91
3rd Support Level 108.12

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52-Week High 133.79
Fibonacci 61.8% 113.28
Last Price 113.17
Fibonacci 50% 106.94
Fibonacci 38.2% 100.61
52-Week Low 80.10

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