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Cotton #2 Mar '23 (CTH23)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Firmer Cotton Market on Friday

The Friday cotton market stayed in a 235 point range, after an overnight / early session pullback. Futures ultimately firmed up during the afternoon and ended the day 18 to 88 points higher. October futures, with no limits during the delivery period, closed 611 points higher at 93.22 cents. Preliminary OI was still just 14 contracts as of 9/29’s settle. ICE had 9 deliveries against the October contract with Term Commodities the issuer and SG Americas the stopper. There have been 12 deliveries issued against Oct cotton. 

CFTC’s weekly CoT report showed cotton spec traders were 910 contracts less net long through the week that ended 9/27. That left the group at an 8-wk low net long of 41,183 contracts. Commercial traders were adding more long hedges through the week than shorts, for a 6,272 contract weaker net short on 12.3k new contracts of OI. The commercial net short was 52,615k contracts as of 9/27. 

The Cotlook A Index was 107.10 on 9/29 after a 40 point boost. USDA’s... 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
$4,950/4,500
First Notice Date
02/22/23 (142 days)
Expiration Date
03/09/23 (157 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Sep 27, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
109,629 (+7,353)
153,645 (+1,656)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
70,391 (-878)
28,312 (+997)
Producers - Long / Short
58,748 (+7,582)
113,292 (+886)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
40,750 (-783)
30,222 (+216)
Managed Money - Long / Short
46,036 (+1)
7,881 (+644)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
24,355 (-879)
20,431 (+353)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
81.96 +1.88%
on 09/30/22
104.45 -20.06%
on 09/12/22
-16.64 (-16.62%)
since 09/02/22
3-Month
78.94 +5.78%
on 07/15/22
116.49 -28.32%
on 08/16/22
-9.87 (-10.57%)
since 07/01/22
52-Week
78.94 +5.78%
on 07/15/22
127.80 -34.66%
on 05/17/22
-1.29 (-1.52%)
since 10/01/21

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Firmer Cotton Market on Friday

The Friday cotton market stayed in a 235 point range, after an overnight / early session pullback. Futures ultimately firmed up during the afternoon and ended the day 18 to 88 points higher. October futures,...

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Cotton Prices Red Thus Far for Friday

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 85.80
2nd Resistance Point 84.74
1st Resistance Point 84.09
Last Price 83.50
1st Support Level 82.38
2nd Support Level 81.32
3rd Support Level 80.67

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52-Week High 127.80
Fibonacci 61.8% 109.14
Fibonacci 50% 103.37
Fibonacci 38.2% 97.60
Last Price 83.50
52-Week Low 78.94

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