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Cotton #2 May '21 (CTK21)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Mixed on Thursday

Cotton futures were mixed at the close, with July 323 points. New crop Dec was down 96 points. Outside markets were supportive, with crude up $2.06 cents and the dollar down 947 points. 

Upland cotton export sales in the week of May 12 totaled 110,914 RB for old crop. That was well above the previous week and 2.7% above last year. The largest old crop buyer was India at 34,100 RB. New crop bookings were 25,431 RB, a 20-week low. Export shipments were down 5.85% from the week prior to 343,189 RB. The largest destination was China at 101,600 RB.

The Cotlook A index was 245 points lower on 5/18 at 167.00. USDA the cotton AWP to 143.24 cents/lb today, up 242 points from last week. It is in effect through next Thursday.

Jul 22 Cotton  closed at 147.7, up 323 points,

Dec 22 Cotton  closed at 128.22, down 96 points,

Mar 23 Cotton  closed at 123.93, down 18 points

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
04/26/21
Expiration Date
05/06/21 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Cotton #2 May '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior May Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 10, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
68,251 (-1,831)
160,854 (-5,136)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
94,579 (-741)
12,820 (+933)
Producers - Long / Short
17,416 (+979)
135,725 (-7,419)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
47,129 (-3,966)
21,423 (+1,127)
Managed Money - Long / Short
70,514 (-455)
1,072 (+548)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
24,065 (-286)
11,748 (+385)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
78.84 +13.50%
on 04/07/21
90.07 -0.66%
on 04/27/21
+10.26 (+12.95%)
since 04/06/21
3-Month
77.12 +16.03%
on 03/26/21
95.60 -6.40%
on 02/25/21
+5.46 (+6.50%)
since 02/05/21
52-Week
58.12 +53.96%
on 05/12/20
95.60 -6.40%
on 02/25/21
+31.46 (+54.22%)
since 05/06/20

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 89.48
2nd Resistance Point 89.48
1st Resistance Point 89.48
Last Price 89.48s
1st Support Level 89.48
2nd Support Level 89.48
3rd Support Level 89.48

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52-Week High 95.60
Last Price 89.48s
Fibonacci 61.8% 81.28
Fibonacci 50% 76.86
Fibonacci 38.2% 72.44
52-Week Low 58.12

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