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Coffee May '20 (KCK20)

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Coffee Futures Market News and Commentary

Coffee Declines on Demand Concerns and Weakness in the Brazilian Real

May arabica coffee (KCK20) this morning is down =1.20 (-1.00%), and May ICE Robusta coffee (DFK0) is down -9 (-0.76%).

Coffee prices this morning are lower on demand concerns and on weakness in the Brazilian real.

Coffee prices continue to be undercut as the coronavirus spreads globally and has forced the shutdown of many restaurants, cafes, and bars around the world.

Persistent weakness in the Brazilian real against the dollar is another bearish factor for arabica coffee. The real is down -0.59% today at a 2-week low against the dollar and is just above last Wednesday's record low of 5.2523 reals/USD. A weaker real encourages export selling by Brazil's coffee producers.

A negative factor for coffee prices is drier weather in Brazil that may allow rain-soaked coffee farms to dry out from recent heavy rains. Somar Meteorologia today reported that rain in Minas Gerais, Brazil's largest arabica coffee-growing region, was 1.2 mm in the past week, or only 4% o... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
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
Exchange
ICE/US
Point Value
$375
Margin/Maintenance
$4,455/4,050
First Notice Date
04/22/20 (21 days)
Expiration Date
05/18/20 (47 days)

Seasonal Chart

Coffee May '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Mar 24, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
137,676 (-591)
165,192 (+6,693)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
45,870 (-1,558)
20,858 (-8,623)
Producers - Long / Short
89,734 (+304)
142,437 (+3,986)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
39,072 (-807)
13,885 (+2,795)
Managed Money - Long / Short
28,070 (+902)
15,081 (-11,661)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
17,800 (-2,460)
5,777 (+3,038)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
101.40 +14.40%
on 03/17/20
130.65 -11.21%
on 03/26/20
+4.65 (+4.18%)
since 02/28/20
3-Month
99.55 +16.52%
on 02/06/20
133.10 -12.85%
on 01/02/20
-15.90 (-12.05%)
since 12/31/19
52-Week
98.05 +18.31%
on 10/16/19
144.45 -19.70%
on 12/17/19
+8.50 (+7.91%)
since 04/01/19

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 16% Sell with a Average short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 121.27
1st Resistance Point 118.63
Last Price 116.00s
1st Support Level 113.73
2nd Support Level 111.47

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52-Week High 144.45
Fibonacci 61.8% 126.73
Fibonacci 50% 121.25
Last Price 116.00s
Fibonacci 38.2% 115.77
52-Week Low 98.05

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