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Cocoa Jul '23 (CCN23)
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Cocoa Futures Market News and Commentary

Dollar Weakness and El Nino Spark Fund Buying in Cocoa Futures

July ICE NY cocoa (CCN23) on Thursday closed up +46 (+1.48%), and July ICE London cocoa #7 (CAK23) closed up +23 (+0.96%).

Cocoa prices Thursday extended this week's rally to 1-month nearest-futures highs.  Thursday's decline in the dollar index (DXY00) to a 2-week low was bullish for most commodity prices, including cocoa.  Fund buying also pushed cocoa prices higher on concern that an El Nino weather event could undercut global cocoa production.  Cocoa prices rallied to 12-year highs in 2016 after an El Nino weather event in 2015/16 caused a drought that hampered global cocoa production.  On Thursday,  the U.S. Climate Prediction Center said that sea surface temperatures across the equatorial Pacific Ocean had risen 0.5 degrees Celsius above normal, and wind patterns have changed to the point where El Nino criteria have been met.  

Gains in London cocoa Thursday were limited after the British pound (^GBPUSD) rallied to a 4-week high against the dollar.  The stronger po... 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
06/26/23 (18 days)
Expiration Date
07/14/23 (36 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 30, 2023

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Commercials - Long / Short
100,654 (+3,202)
171,703 (+3,506)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
142,385 (-53)
76,812 (-252)
Producers - Long / Short
64,664 (+2,673)
137,104 (+2,363)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
22,559 (-1,163)
21,168 (-549)
Managed Money - Long / Short
117,116 (-900)
65,583 (+455)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
25,269 (+847)
11,229 (-707)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
2,933 +7.36%
on 05/09/23
3,169 -0.63%
on 06/08/23
+195 (+6.60%)
since 05/08/23
3-Month
2,613 +20.51%
on 03/15/23
3,169 -0.63%
on 06/08/23
+411 (+15.01%)
since 03/08/23
52-Week
2,192 +43.66%
on 09/26/22
3,169 -0.63%
on 06/08/23
+596 (+23.35%)
since 06/08/22

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CTN23 : 84.40 (+0.11%)
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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 3,261
2nd Resistance Point 3,215
1st Resistance Point 3,182
Last Price 3,149s
1st Support Level 3,103
2nd Support Level 3,057
3rd Support Level 3,024

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52-Week High 3,169
Last Price 3,149s
Fibonacci 61.8% 2,796
Fibonacci 50% 2,681
Fibonacci 38.2% 2,565
52-Week Low 2,192

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