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Cotton #2 Oct '22 (CTV22)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Rallies the 4c Limit

With December in the delivery process, 5 contracts thus far, the contract traded 445 points higher on no limit. The other front months stopped at their 4 cent allotted limit through May ’23 with July up by 393 points on the day. New crop December closed above 80 cents for the first time since Sep 22nd (the contract got to 81 cents on 11/16 but couldn’t hold at the close).  Stock market futures (($DOWI) , (QQQ)) were sharply higher on economic optimism following a speech by Fed chair Powell that suggested smaller rate increases were on the horizon.  

USDA’s Attache sees Mexico’s cotton crop reaching 1.46m bales, compared to the official 1.4m bale estimate. Domestic use was also raised, reducing their export idea by 100k to 400k bales. 

The Seam reported 1,735 bales were sold online for an average gross price of 83.84 cents on 11/29. The Cotlook A Index was 120 points lower on 11/29 at 97.50 cents. The AWP for the week was 317 points lower to 74.61 cents. ICE certified sto... 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
09/26/22
Expiration Date
10/07/22 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Nov 22, 2022

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Commercials - Long / Short
91,568 (-2,935)
110,471 (-5,932)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
63,642 (-2,785)
45,919 (-395)
Producers - Long / Short
41,289 (-2,460)
83,317 (-5,921)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
40,590 (-1,032)
17,465 (-568)
Managed Money - Long / Short
38,544 (-913)
22,681 (-362)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
25,098 (-1,872)
23,238 (-33)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
87.11 +5.88%
on 09/29/22
110.21 -16.31%
on 09/12/22
-13.87 (-13.07%)
since 09/07/22
3-Month
87.11 +5.88%
on 09/29/22
125.00 -26.22%
on 08/16/22
-7.59 (-7.60%)
since 07/07/22
52-Week
87.11 +5.88%
on 09/29/22
140.47 -34.34%
on 05/17/22
-2.05 (-2.17%)
since 10/07/21

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Cotton Rallies the 4c Limit

With December in the delivery process, 5 contracts thus far, the contract traded 445 points higher on no limit. The other front months stopped at their 4 cent allotted limit through May ’23 with July...

$DOWI : 34,589.77 (+2.18%)
QQQ : 293.36 (+4.56%)
CTZ22 : 86.05s (+5.45%)
CTH23 : 85.16 (+0.65%)
CTK23 : 84.61 (+0.69%)
Agricultural Prices

Agricultural Prices - 2022-11-30

ZSF23 : 1457-0 (-0.85%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 14.4628 (+0.65%)
ZSBAUS.CM : -0.2321 (-2.61%)
ZSDAUS-BIW.CM : N/A (unch)
ZSYAUS-BIW.CM : 47.39 (-0.08%)
XSF23 : 5,061s (+1.32%)
XTF23 : 5,593s (+0.02%)
ZCH23 : 663-2 (-0.56%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 6.6864 (-1.21%)
ZCBAUS.CM : 0.0938 (-36.58%)
XVH23 : 2,879s (-1.20%)
XEF23 : 88.59 (+0.14%)
Agricultural Prices

Agricultural Prices - 2022-11-30

ZSF23 : 1457-0 (-0.85%)
ZSPAUS.CM : 14.4628 (+0.65%)
ZSBAUS.CM : -0.2321 (-2.61%)
ZSDAUS-BIW.CM : N/A (unch)
ZSYAUS-BIW.CM : 47.39 (-0.08%)
XSF23 : 5,061s (+1.32%)
XTF23 : 5,593s (+0.02%)
ZCH23 : 663-2 (-0.56%)
ZCPAUS.CM : 6.6864 (-1.21%)
ZCBAUS.CM : 0.0938 (-36.58%)
XVH23 : 2,879s (-1.20%)
XEF23 : 88.59 (+0.14%)
Cocoa Prices Underpinned by Global Supply Concerns

March ICE NY cocoa (CCH23 ) on Wednesday closed up +18 (+0.73%), and December ICE London cocoa #7 (CAZ22 ) closed up +7 (+0.33%). Cocoa prices Wednesday posted moderate gains, with London cocoa posting...

CCH23 : 2,514 (+0.64%)
CAH23 : 1,986 (-0.60%)
Sugar Moves Higher as Crude and the Brazilian Real Rally

March NY world sugar #11 (SBH23 ) on Wednesday closed up +0.10 (+0.51%), and March London white sugar #5 (SWH23 ) closed up +5.50 (+1.03%). Sugar prices Wednesday rose moderately, with NY sugar posting...

SBH23 : 19.55 (-0.41%)
SWH23 : 539.90 (+0.13%)
^USDBRL : 5.18355 (+0.01%)
Coffee Posts Moderate Gains on Dry Conditions in Brazil

March arabica coffee (KCH23 ) on Wednesday closed up +1.00 (+0.59%), and Jan ICE robusta coffee (RMF23 ) closed up +28 (+1.51%). Coffee prices Wednesday closed moderately higher, with arabica coffee posting...

KCH23 : 171.80 (+1.12%)
RMF23 : 1,911 (+1.27%)
Triple Digit Gains from Cotton

Through the Wednesday session’s midday cotton prices have gained 117 to 390 points – led by Dec. For the week, the March contract is sitting at a 313 point gain. USDA’s Attache sees Mexico’s cotton...

CTZ22 : 86.05s (+5.45%)
CTH23 : 85.16 (+0.65%)
CTK23 : 84.61 (+0.69%)
Coffee Climbs on Dry Conditions in Brazil

March arabica coffee (KCH23 ) this morning is up +1.45 (+0.83%), and Jan ICE robusta coffee (RMF23 ) is up +29 (+1.56%). Coffee prices Tuesday moved moderately higher, with arabica coffee posting a 2-1/2...

KCH23 : 171.80 (+1.12%)
RMF23 : 1,911 (+1.27%)
^USDBRL : 5.18355 (+0.01%)
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Cotton Gaining Triple Digits Midweek

Overnight cotton action has early midweek prices up by triple digits so far. Front month cotton futures reversed higher on Tuesday, up by 117 to 166 points. That has the March contract at a net 43 point...

CTZ22 : 86.05s (+5.45%)
CTH23 : 85.16 (+0.65%)
CTK23 : 84.61 (+0.69%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 92.23
2nd Resistance Point 92.23
1st Resistance Point 92.23
Last Price 92.23s
1st Support Level 92.23
2nd Support Level 92.23
3rd Support Level 92.23

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52-Week High 140.47
Fibonacci 61.8% 120.09
Fibonacci 50% 113.79
Fibonacci 38.2% 107.49
Last Price 92.23s
52-Week Low 87.11

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