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Cotton #2 Mar '23 (CTH23)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Friday Fade from Cotton Trade

The last trade day of the week saw futures pull back and go into the weekend on 138 to 165 point losses. For March that only limited the weekly gain as the contract was still up a net 3 cents from last Friday. 

The weekly Commitment of Traders data release had managed money cotton traders 14,913 contracts net long on 11/29. That was a 2,366 contract lighter net long wk/wk driven by new selling. Commercial cotton hedgers reduced their net short by 3,022 contracts through the week to 36,503. 

The weekly Cotton Market Review showed 10,715 bales were sold at spot during the week that ended 12/1. USDA had the week’s average selling price at 80.81 cents. The Cotlook A Index 380 points higher on 12/1 to $1.02 90/100. The FSA updated AWP for the week is 73.03 cents/lb, down by 158 points. 

Dec 22 Cotton  closed at 84.28, down 165 points,

Mar 23 Cotton  closed at 83.2, down 165 points,

May 23 Cotton  closed at 82.56, down 159 points

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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
02/22/23 (82 days)
Expiration Date
03/09/23 (97 days)

Seasonal Chart

Cotton #2 Mar '23
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 29, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
92,854 (+1,286)
111,026 (+555)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
63,352 (-290)
46,772 (+853)
Producers - Long / Short
42,675 (+1,386)
82,146 (-1,171)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
40,533 (-57)
19,234 (+1,769)
Managed Money - Long / Short
38,070 (-474)
24,624 (+1,943)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
25,282 (+184)
22,148 (-1,090)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
76.64 +8.56%
on 11/03/22
89.92 -7.47%
on 11/16/22
+4.56 (+5.80%)
since 11/02/22
3-Month
70.10 +18.69%
on 10/31/22
104.45 -20.34%
on 09/12/22
-16.94 (-16.92%)
since 09/02/22
52-Week
70.10 +18.69%
on 10/31/22
127.80 -34.90%
on 05/17/22
-0.65 (-0.78%)
since 12/02/21

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Friday Fade from Cotton Trade

The last trade day of the week saw futures pull back and go into the weekend on 138 to 165 point losses. For March that only limited the weekly gain as the contract was still up a net 3 cents from last...

CTZ22 : 84.28s (-1.92%)
CTH23 : 83.20s (-1.94%)
CTK23 : 82.56s (-1.89%)
Coffee Prices Moderately Lower as the Dollar Recovers

March arabica coffee (KCH23 ) on Friday closed down -3.15 (-1.90%), and Jan ICE robusta coffee (RMF23 ) closed down -4 (-0.21%). Coffee prices Friday fell moderately on a rebound in the dollar (DXY00 )...

KCH23 : 162.60s (-1.90%)
RMF23 : 1,888s (-0.21%)
DXY00 : 104.545s (-0.17%)
Sugar Prices Weaken on Increased Sugar Output in India

March NY world sugar #11 (SBH23 ) on Friday closed down -0.14 (-0.71%), and March London white sugar #5 (SWH23 ) closed down -5.50 (-1.02%). Sugar prices Friday posted moderate losses on increased sugar...

SBH23 : 19.48s (-0.71%)
SWH23 : 532.90s (-1.02%)
CLF23 : 79.98s (-1.53%)
Cocoa Prices Settle Mixed on Dollar Weakness and British Pound Strength

March ICE NY cocoa (CCH23 ) on Friday closed up +17 (+0.67%), and March ICE London cocoa #7 (CAH23 ) closed down -9 (-0.45%). Cocoa prices Friday settled mixed. Dollar weakness Friday supported gains...

CCH23 : 2,536s (+0.67%)
CAH23 : 1,971s (-0.45%)
DXY00 : 104.545s (-0.17%)
Cotton Giving Back Triple Digits

After a rally Tuesday – Thursday, cotton prices are fading into the weekend. Losses in the front months are limited to 215 points so far, though March is still net up 256 points for the week. NASS reported...

CTZ22 : 84.28s (-1.92%)
CTH23 : 83.20s (-1.94%)
CTK23 : 82.56s (-1.89%)
Coffee Prices Slip on Stronger Dollar

March arabica coffee (KCH23) this morning is down -2.90 (-1.75%), and Jan ICE robusta coffee (RMF23) is down -4 (-0.21%). Coffee prices this morning are moderately lower on a rebound in the dollar today...

Morning Cotton Quotes in Red

So far into the week’s last trade session the board is 9 to 53 points weaker led by July ’23. March is working nearly a penny off the overnight low. Cotton futures were down early on profit taking...

CTZ22 : 84.28s (-1.92%)
CTH23 : 83.20s (-1.94%)
CTK23 : 82.56s (-1.89%)
Cocoa (CC) Reclaims 50% Fib Retrace of Feb-Sep Slide

Cocoa (CCZ22) rallied nearly 1% yesterday, closing above the psychologically key 2500 whole figure level.  With CC back above the 50% Fib retrace of the February to September slide, CC appears to be...

CCZ22 : 2,489s (+0.69%)
NIB : 27.34 (+0.45%)
Afternoon Bounce in Cotton Futures

Cotton futures were down early on profit taking following Wednesday’s limit up move. Prices bounced back later and ended with 9 to 30 points of additional gains. For March that amounted to a 4 cent range...

CTZ22 : 84.28s (-1.92%)
CTH23 : 83.20s (-1.94%)
CTK23 : 82.56s (-1.89%)
NY Cocoa Gains as ICCO Cuts Global 2021/22 Cocoa Production

March ICE NY cocoa (CCH23 ) on Thursday closed up +21 (+0.84%), and March ICE London cocoa #7 (CAH23 ) closed down -18 (-0.90%). Cocoa prices Thursday settled mixed, with NY cocoa posting a 2-week high....

CCH23 : 2,536s (+0.67%)
CAH23 : 1,971s (-0.45%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 88.60
2nd Resistance Point 87.20
1st Resistance Point 85.20
Last Price 83.20s
1st Support Level 81.80
2nd Support Level 80.40
3rd Support Level 78.40

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52-Week High 127.80
Fibonacci 61.8% 105.76
Fibonacci 50% 98.95
Fibonacci 38.2% 92.14
Last Price 83.20s
52-Week Low 70.10

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