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Cotton #2 Dec '22 (CTZ22)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Bulls Push Back on Wednesday

Cotton futures were back to higher trade on Wednesday, with contracts up 8 to 75 points at the close. The US stock market was selling off, allowing some of the hot money to seek other places to park. The US dollar index was 529 points lower, Crude oil up $2.31 per barrel.

ICE cotton stocks were unchanged on July 16, leaving 41,122 bales of certified stocks. The Cotlook A Index was up 80 points on July 16 at 82.60 cents/lb. The USDA Average World Price (AWP) is 56.08 cents/lb last week and is effective through Thursday.

Dec 24 Cotton  closed at 72.07, up 70 points,

Mar 25 Cotton  closed at 73.92, up 61 points,

May 25 Cotton  closed at 75.27, up 55 points

On the date of publication, Alan Brugler did not have (either directly or indirectly) positions in any of the securities mentioned in this article. All information and data in this article is solely for informational purposes. For more information please view the Barchart Disclosure Policy here.

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 1:20p.m.) CST
Exchange
ICE/US
Point Value
$500
Margin/Maintenance
$2,348/2,350
First Notice Date
11/23/22
Expiration Date
12/07/22 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

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

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jul 9, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
105,227 (+2,347)
78,129 (-4,723)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
60,412 (+354)
84,921 (+7,542)
Producers - Long / Short
43,186 (+3,382)
61,527 (-4,656)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
56,551 (-1,212)
11,112 (-244)
Managed Money - Long / Short
28,130 (-2,099)
68,103 (+7,212)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
32,282 (+2,453)
16,818 (+330)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
79.99 +3.28%
on 11/28/22
91.85 -10.06%
on 11/16/22
-4.88 (-5.58%)
since 11/07/22
3-Month
70.21 +17.66%
on 10/31/22
108.10 -23.58%
on 09/12/22
-19.01 (-18.71%)
since 09/07/22
52-Week
70.21 +17.66%
on 10/31/22
133.79 -38.25%
on 05/17/22
-7.17 (-7.99%)
since 12/07/21

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 82.61
2nd Resistance Point 82.61
1st Resistance Point 82.61
Last Price 82.61s
1st Support Level 82.61
2nd Support Level 82.61
3rd Support Level 82.61

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52-Week High 133.79
Fibonacci 61.8% 109.50
Fibonacci 50% 102.00
Fibonacci 38.2% 94.50
Last Price 82.61s
52-Week Low 70.21

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