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Cocoa May '24 (CCK24)
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Cocoa Futures Market News and Commentary

Cocoa Prices Surge to Record Highs on Ever-Tighter Global Supplies

May ICE NY cocoa (CCK24) on Friday closed up +396 (+6.76%), and Mar ICE London cocoa #7 (CAH24) closed up +318 (+6.05%).

Cocoa prices on Friday soared, with May NY cocoa posting a contract high and Mar NY cocoa and Mar London cocoa posting all-time nearest-futures highs.  Concerns about global cocoa production and widening global cocoa deficits have sparked panic buying of cocoa futures.

On Wednesday, the Ghana Cocoa Board cut its 2023/24 Ghana cocoa production estimate to a 14-year low of 650,000-700,000 MT from a previous forecast of 850,000 MT, citing smuggling and unfavorable weather.  Ghana's cocoa regulator said on August 16 that some of its cocoa farmers are unlikely to fulfill some of their cocoa contracts for a second season.   Ghana is the world's second-largest cocoa producer.

Lower cocoa production in the Ivory Coast, the world's largest producer, is a major bullish factor for cocoa prices.  Monday's government data showed Ivory Coast farmers shipped 1.... 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
$4,785/4,350
First Notice Date
04/24/24 (58 days)
Expiration Date
05/15/24 (79 days)

Seasonal Chart

Cocoa May '24
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Feb 20, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
76,177 (-9,238)
128,774 (-11,463)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
89,680 (-5,882)
41,554 (-4,657)
Producers - Long / Short
60,815 (-10,145)
106,449 (-11,211)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
7,426 (+575)
14,389 (-584)
Managed Money - Long / Short
78,033 (-4,585)
25,678 (-723)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
11,647 (-1,297)
15,876 (-3,934)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
4,561 +40.45%
on 01/29/24
6,567 -2.45%
on 02/26/24
+1,805 (+39.23%)
since 01/26/24
3-Month
4,003 +60.03%
on 01/08/24
6,567 -2.45%
on 02/26/24
+2,345 (+57.74%)
since 11/24/23
52-Week
2,558 +150.43%
on 03/15/23
6,567 -2.45%
on 02/26/24
+3,777 (+143.67%)
since 02/24/23

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May ICE NY cocoa (CCK24 ) on Friday closed up +396 (+6.76%), and Mar ICE London cocoa #7 (CAH24 ) closed up +318 (+6.05%). Cocoa prices on Friday soared, with May NY cocoa posting a contract high and Mar...

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CCK24 : 6,363 (+1.71%)
CAK24 : 5,486 (+2.58%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 7,161
2nd Resistance Point 6,804
1st Resistance Point 6,530
Last Price 6,369
1st Support Level 5,899
2nd Support Level 5,542
3rd Support Level 5,268

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52-Week High 6,567
Last Price 6,369
Fibonacci 61.8% 5,036
Fibonacci 50% 4,563
Fibonacci 38.2% 4,089
52-Week Low 2,558

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