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Cotton #2 May '22 (CTK22)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Prices Pulled Back

After having set new LOC highs for 4 of the past 5 sessions, cotton prices retreated on Thursday. The trade day initially worked higher, with May and July each setting new highs before the pullback. At the bell, prices were 44 to 108 points in the red. For New crop, Thursday’s session ended mostly weaker, with March ’23 a point in the black. 

Chinese Zhengzhou Cotton Prices are also rallying, though the front month is still 155 yuan under the October high. The March contract was 22,175 yuan/MT on 1/19 (~ $1.586/lb).

The online cotton trading platform, The Seam, reported 48,197 bales were sold for an average 116.99 cents/lb on 1/19. The Daily Spot Quotations report from USDA listed 48,413 bales sold. The Cotlook A index was 145 points stronger on 1/19 to 134.55 cents. The FAS updated the adjusted world price for cotton to 110.44 cents. That was a 4.86 cent bump and is good through next Thursday. 

Mar 22 Cotton  closed at 122.87, down 108 points,

May 22 Cotton ... 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
$3,850/3,500
First Notice Date
04/25/22 (94 days)
Expiration Date
05/06/22 (105 days)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 11, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
82,317 (-267)
188,786 (-2,882)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
105,640 (-3,824)
11,818 (-155)
Producers - Long / Short
22,626 (+1,075)
167,099 (-3,286)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
55,656 (-1,793)
17,652 (-47)
Managed Money - Long / Short
76,131 (-3,405)
469 (-5)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
29,509 (-419)
11,349 (-150)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
104.59 +13.78%
on 12/22/21
121.17 -1.79%
on 01/20/22
+13.77 (+13.09%)
since 12/21/21
3-Month
101.19 +17.60%
on 12/02/21
121.17 -1.79%
on 01/20/22
+15.76 (+15.27%)
since 10/21/21
52-Week
75.65 +57.30%
on 03/26/21
121.17 -1.79%
on 01/20/22
+39.96 (+50.56%)
since 01/21/21

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Cotton Prices Pulled Back

After having set new LOC highs for 4 of the past 5 sessions, cotton prices retreated on Thursday. The trade day initially worked higher, with May and July each setting new highs before the pullback. At...

WQK22 : 21,785s (+0.65%)
CTH22 : 122.00 (-0.71%)
CTK22 : 118.77 (-0.75%)
CTZ21 : 111.55s (+0.25%)
Arabica Prices Consolidate Below Wednesday's 1-1/2 Month High

March arabica coffee (KCH2 ) on Thursday closed down -0.80 (-0.33%), and Mar ICE Robusta coffee (RMH22 ) closed up +2 (+0.09%). Coffee prices on Thursday settled mixed as they consolidated this week's...

KCH22 : 243.65s (-0.33%)
RMH22 : 2,227s (+0.09%)
^USDBRL : 5.41826 (unch)
Sugar Follows Crude Prices Lower

March NY world sugar #11 (SBH22 ) on Thursday closed down -0.14 (-0.73%), and March London white sugar #5 (SWH22 ) closed down -2.80 (-0.55%). Sugar prices on Thursday gave up an early advance and closed...

SBH22 : 18.93s (-0.73%)
SWH22 : 507.30s (-0.55%)
CLH22 : 84.34 (-1.41%)
^USDBRL : 5.41826 (unch)
Cocoa Rallies on Strength in Global Cocoa Demand

March ICE NY cocoa (CCH22 ) on Thursday closed up +3 (+0.11%), and March ICE London cocoa #7 (CAH22 ) closed down -6 (-0.34%). Cocoa prices on Thursday settled mixed with NY cocoa climbing to a 3-1/4 month...

CCH22 : 2,660s (+0.11%)
CAH22 : 1,758s (-0.34%)
Cotton Red for Midday

After early session strength took cotton prices to new highs again on Thursday, futures have faded into midday and are trading 76 to 113 points in the red. New crop cotton also set new LOC highs, but prices...

WQK22 : 21,785s (+0.65%)
CTK21 : 89.48s (+3.77%)
CTK22 : 118.77 (-0.75%)
CTZ21 : 111.55s (+0.25%)
Arabica Consolidates Below Wednesday's 1-1/2 Month High

March arabica coffee (KCH2 ) this morning is down -0.85 (-0.35%), and Mar ICE Robusta coffee (RMH22 ) is down -1 (-0.04%). Coffee prices this morning are slightly lower as they consolidate this week's...

KCH22 : 243.65s (-0.33%)
RMH22 : 2,227s (+0.09%)
^USDBRL : 5.41826 (unch)
Cotton Futures Back Off After Hitting Highest Price in More Than a Decade

Cotton futures are 30 to 72 points lower heading further into the Thursday session. At the close yesterday, front month cotton was 265 to 287 points in the black. The March contract faded nearly a penny...

CTH22 : 122.00 (-0.71%)
CTK22 : 118.77 (-0.75%)
CTZ21 : 111.55s (+0.25%)
Cotton Closes with Triple Digit Gains

At the close for the Wednesday session, front month cotton futures were 265 to 287 points in the black. The March contract faded nearly a penny from their fresh LOC high, which is now 124.78 c/lb. That...

CTH22 : 122.00 (-0.71%)
CTK22 : 118.77 (-0.75%)
CTZ21 : 111.55s (+0.25%)
Coffee Closes Higher on Tighter U.S. Coffee Inventories

March arabica coffee (KCH2 ) on Wednesday closed up +4.85 (+2.02%), and Mar ICE Robusta coffee (RMH22 ) closed up +30 (+1.37%). On Wednesday, coffee prices closed moderately higher on signs of tighter...

KCH22 : 243.65s (-0.33%)
RMH22 : 2,227s (+0.09%)
^USDBRL : 5.41826 (unch)
Sugar Rallies on Strength in Crude and the Brazilian Real

March NY world sugar #11 (SBH22 ) on Wednesday closed up +0.41 (+2.20%), and March London white sugar #5 (SWH22 ) closed up +1.00 (+0.20%). Sugar prices on Wednesday extended Tuesday gains, with NY sugar...

SBH22 : 18.93s (-0.73%)
SWH22 : 507.30s (-0.55%)
CLH22 : 84.34 (-1.41%)
^USDBRL : 5.41826 (unch)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 123.02
2nd Resistance Point 122.10
1st Resistance Point 120.88
Last Price 118.77
1st Support Level 118.74
2nd Support Level 117.82
3rd Support Level 116.60

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52-Week High 121.17
Last Price 118.77
Fibonacci 61.8% 103.78
Fibonacci 50% 98.41
Fibonacci 38.2% 93.04
52-Week Low 75.65

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