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Cocoa Mar '23 (CCH23)

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Cocoa Futures Market News and Commentary

Cocoa Prices Little Changed on Dollar Strength

March ICE NY cocoa (CCH23) on Friday closed down -2 (-0.08%), and March ICE London cocoa #7 (CAH23) closed up +2 (+0.10%).

Cocoa prices Friday settled little changed.  A stronger dollar (DXY00) Friday weighed on cocoa prices along with a survey from the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) that said global cocoa stockpiles were 1.78 MMT at the end of the 2021/22 season, above a previous ICCO estimate of 1.62 MMT.

Smaller cocoa exports from Nigeria support cocoa prices after the Cocoa Association of Nigeria on Tuesday reported Nigeria's Dec cocoa exports fell -0.7% m/m and -73% y/y to 36,571 MT.  Nigeria is the world's fifth-largest cocoa bean producer.

Cocoa prices have seen support from concern about the quality of some West African cocoa crops.  Cocoa farmers continue to struggle with the lack of fertilizer and pesticides as the war in Ukraine has limited Russian exports of potash and other fertilizers worldwide.

Monday's report from the Ivory Coast gove... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Cocoa
Contract Size
10 metric tonnes (22,046 pounds)
Tick Size
$1.00 per metric tonne ($10.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
3:45a.m. - 12:30p.m. (Settles 10:50a.m.) CST
Exchange
ICE/US
Point Value
$10
Margin/Maintenance
$1,573/1,430
First Notice Date
02/14/23 (17 days)
Expiration Date
03/16/23 (47 days)

Seasonal Chart

Cocoa Mar '23
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 24, 2023

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Commercials - Long / Short
138,394 (unch)
167,372 (-2,177)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
90,986 (-6,079)
66,045 (-3,322)
Producers - Long / Short
101,837 (+261)
137,017 (-4,584)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
21,228 (-2,538)
15,026 (+130)
Managed Money - Long / Short
62,613 (-11,957)
58,109 (-1,743)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
28,373 (+5,878)
7,936 (-1,579)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2,507 +4.79%
on 01/20/23
2,699 -2.67%
on 01/09/23
-6 (-0.23%)
since 12/27/22
3-Month
2,302 +14.12%
on 10/28/22
2,699 -2.67%
on 01/09/23
+303 (+13.04%)
since 10/27/22
52-Week
2,190 +19.95%
on 09/26/22
2,786 -5.71%
on 02/10/22
+113 (+4.49%)
since 01/27/22

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 2,669
2nd Resistance Point 2,654
1st Resistance Point 2,641
Last Price 2,627s
1st Support Level 2,613
2nd Support Level 2,598
3rd Support Level 2,585

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52-Week High 2,786
Last Price 2,627s
Fibonacci 61.8% 2,558
Fibonacci 50% 2,488
Fibonacci 38.2% 2,418
52-Week Low 2,190

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