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Coffee Mar '24 (KCH24)
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Coffee Futures Market News and Commentary

Coffee Closes Moderately Lower as Honduras Coffee Exports Jump

March arabica coffee (KCH24) on Friday closed down -0.35 (-0.19%), and Jan ICE robusta coffee (RMF24) closed down -39 (-1.49%).

Coffee prices Friday gave up an early advance and posted moderate losses on signs of larger coffee supplies after Honduras, Central America's biggest coffee-producing country, reported its Nov coffee exports jumped +63% y/y to 110,413 bags.

Coffee prices early Friday initially extended Thursday's sharp gains as arabica posted a 5-3/4 month high before falling back.  Coffee prices surged Thursday ahead of a new rule that began Friday when the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) banned the resubmission of old coffee inventories, a loophole some sellers use to dodge age penalties.  The new rule change by ICE is expected to add further pressure to ICE-monitored coffee inventories, providing support for coffee prices.

Shrinking ICE coffee inventories are bullish for coffee prices as ICE-monitored arabica coffee inventories fell to a 24-year low of... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Coffee C Arabica
Contract Size
37,500 pounds (approximately 250 bags)
Tick Size
0.05 cents per pound ($18.75 per contract)
Trading Hours
3:15a.m. - 12:30p.m. (Settles 12:25p.m.) CST
Point Value
First Notice Date
02/21/24 (82 days)
Expiration Date
03/18/24 (108 days)

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Coffee Mar '24
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 28, 2023

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Commercials - Long / Short
71,780 (+126)
104,187 (+626)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
64,033 (+1,920)
33,475 (+1,696)
Producers - Long / Short
32,815 (+653)
91,726 (+724)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
36,756 (-666)
10,252 (-237)
Managed Money - Long / Short
48,654 (+2,311)
20,383 (+1,745)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
15,379 (-391)
13,092 (-49)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
159.00 +15.94%
on 11/02/23
188.50 -2.20%
on 12/01/23
+25.50 (+16.05%)
since 11/01/23
145.00 +27.14%
on 10/10/23
188.50 -2.20%
on 12/01/23
+31.10 (+20.29%)
since 09/01/23
145.00 +27.14%
on 10/10/23
197.90 -6.85%
on 04/18/23
+16.80 (+10.03%)
since 12/01/22

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 199.47
2nd Resistance Point 193.98
1st Resistance Point 189.17
Last Price 184.35s
1st Support Level 178.87
2nd Support Level 173.38
3rd Support Level 168.57

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52-Week High 197.90
Last Price 184.35s
Fibonacci 61.8% 177.69
Fibonacci 50% 171.45
Fibonacci 38.2% 165.21
52-Week Low 145.00

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