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Cotton #2 Mar '22 (CTH22)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Mixed on Friday

Front month cotton futures were mixed with Gains for December and March, yet losses for July and October ’22. December printed the largest move by the close, with 23 points which limited the week’s pullback to 3.27 cents below last Friday. December 2022 contracts were 7 points weaker on the day to 89.94 cents.  

FAS Export Sales data for the week that ended 10/7 showed 146,653 RBs of cotton was booked. That was a 6 week low. Total commitments were 7.62m RBs, which is down 7.5% from last season’s pace. 

Managed money was 87,445 contracts net long in cotton at the 10/12 settle. CFTC data confirmed a week of long liquidation, amounting to 9,757 fewer longs. Commercial cotton traders reduced their net short by 9,383 contracts to 174,733 contracts.   

The Seam reported 6,226 bales were sold on 10/14, marking the largest daily sale since 9.2k on 6/11. The average gross price was $1.0802. The weekly Cotton Classings report showed 247,217 bales of upland cotton were classe... 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 1:15p.m.) CST
Exchange
ICE/US
Point Value
$500
Margin/Maintenance
$2,915/2,650
First Notice Date
02/22/22 (129 days)
Expiration Date
03/09/22 (144 days)

Seasonal Chart

Cotton #2 Mar '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Oct 12, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
102,682 (+6,995)
226,731 (-2,241)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
124,338 (-9,969)
12,947 (-74)
Producers - Long / Short
32,543 (+2,952)
201,437 (-6,937)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
58,551 (+618)
13,706 (+1,271)
Managed Money - Long / Short
85,950 (-8,786)
683 (-444)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
38,388 (-1,183)
12,264 (+370)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
88.36 +18.83%
on 09/20/21
113.18 -7.23%
on 10/08/21
+12.38 (+13.37%)
since 09/15/21
3-Month
86.00 +22.09%
on 07/19/21
113.18 -7.23%
on 10/08/21
+16.40 (+18.51%)
since 07/15/21
52-Week
68.94 +52.31%
on 11/02/20
113.18 -7.23%
on 10/08/21
+35.14 (+50.30%)
since 10/15/20

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Firmness for Midday Cotton

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Cotton Futures Locked Limit Up

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Triple Digit Rally for Cotton

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 112.42
2nd Resistance Point 110.69
1st Resistance Point 107.84
Last Price 105.00s
1st Support Level 103.26
2nd Support Level 101.53
3rd Support Level 98.68

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52-Week High 113.18
Last Price 105.00s
Fibonacci 61.8% 96.28
Fibonacci 50% 91.06
Fibonacci 38.2% 85.84
52-Week Low 68.94

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