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Cotton #2 Oct '21 (CTV21)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Gives Back Gains on Thursday

After the midweek rally left cotton nearly 300 points, Thursday’s session fell back 428 to 459 points. Dollar Index was back higher on Thursday. 

Cotton export sales during the week ending 10/14 were 391,796 RBs. That was up 167% from the week prior, and 72% above the same week last year. China was the top buyer with 272.8k RBs bought. That left China’s 21/22 commitments at 2.36m RBs. That is still down 27% yr/yr as 29% of the total. Shipments to China account for 21% of the total 1.85m RBs. 

The online cotton trading platform The Seam reported 6,822 bales sold on 10/20 for 107.26 cents. The DSQ from 10/21 showed 6,322 bales sold. Cotlook A index was 117.05 cents/lb on 10/20 after a 85 point reduction. The AWP for cotton was 8 points lower to 92.8 cents/lb. 

Dec 21 Cotton  closed at 106.14, down 459 points,

Mar 22 Cotton  closed at 104.15, down 448 points,

May 22 Cotton  closed at 103.24, down 440 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
$2,915/2,650
First Notice Date
09/24/21
Expiration Date
10/07/21 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Cotton #2 Oct '21
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Oct 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
89.79 +26.57%
on 09/21/21
113.65 unch
on 10/07/21
+18.24 (+19.12%)
since 09/07/21
3-Month
86.83 +30.89%
on 07/08/21
113.65 unch
on 10/07/21
+25.57 (+29.03%)
since 07/07/21
52-Week
67.76 +67.72%
on 10/09/20
113.65 unch
on 10/07/21
+45.71 (+67.28%)
since 10/07/20

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 113.65
2nd Resistance Point 113.65
1st Resistance Point 113.65
Last Price 113.65s
1st Support Level 113.65
2nd Support Level 113.65
3rd Support Level 113.65

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52-Week High 113.65
Last Price 113.65s
Fibonacci 61.8% 96.12
Fibonacci 50% 90.71
Fibonacci 38.2% 85.29
52-Week Low 67.76

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