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Cotton #2 Jul '24 (CTN24)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Close Friday Mixed

Cotton futures were mixed when the final ICE bell rang on Friday, as July was down 38 points, with other nearby contracts up 2 to 35 points. July was down 287 points on the week, with December slipping just 75 points lower. Deferred contracts slipped 8 to 34 points. The US Dollar Index was up 318 points on the session, with crude oil down 7 cents/barrel.

Spec funds in cotton futures and options keep piling onto the short side, with CFTC data showing an increase of 11,827 contracts to their net short. They position was pegged at 35,735 contracts as of Tuesday, the largest since the fall of 2019.

The ICE certified cotton stocks were up 1,038 bales on June 11 at 138,247 bales. There were 704 decerts, with 2,069 bales awaiting review. The Cotlook A Index was back down 85 points on June 13 at 81.85 cents/lb. The USDA Average World Price (AWP) went down 81 points this week to 57.32 cents per pound. That is effective through next Thursday. 

Jul 24 Cotton  closed at 70.97,... 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 1:20p.m.) CST
Exchange
ICE/US
Point Value
$500
Margin/Maintenance
$3,300/3,000
First Notice Date
06/24/24 (9 days)
Expiration Date
07/09/24 (24 days)

Seasonal Chart

Cotton #2 Jul '24
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Jul Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 11, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
107,977 (+642)
88,457 (-11,128)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
63,650 (-3,746)
83,706 (+9,619)
Producers - Long / Short
47,289 (+1,127)
69,381 (-4,409)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
55,750 (+5,863)
14,138 (-371)
Managed Money - Long / Short
31,108 (-1,422)
66,765 (+10,145)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
32,542 (-2,324)
16,941 (-526)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
70.84 +0.18%
on 06/14/24
83.19 -14.69%
on 05/28/24
-3.66 (-4.90%)
since 05/14/24
3-Month
70.84 +0.18%
on 06/14/24
95.55 -25.72%
on 03/18/24
-22.29 (-23.90%)
since 03/14/24
52-Week
70.84 +0.18%
on 06/14/24
102.68 -30.88%
on 02/28/24
-9.50 (-11.81%)
since 06/14/23

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 72.56
2nd Resistance Point 72.19
1st Resistance Point 71.58
Last Price 70.97s
1st Support Level 70.60
2nd Support Level 70.23
3rd Support Level 69.62

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52-Week High 102.68
Fibonacci 61.8% 90.52
Fibonacci 50% 86.76
Fibonacci 38.2% 83.00
Last Price 70.97s
52-Week Low 70.84

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