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Cotton #2 Dec '23 (CTZ23)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Rallies Again on Thursday

Cotton futures were up anywhere from 24 to 234 points on Thursday, as July led the way. Cotton limits are back to 400 points, with the July contract back in the 80 cent level.  The outside market factors were again not supportive, with crude oil 53 cents lower and the US dollar index 104 points higher.

Export Sales data showed an improvement of 29.71% on the week to 202,935 for old crop sales in the week of 5/16. China was the largest buyer of 104,400 RB, with Pakistan in for 42,000 RB. That was the second largest 23/24 total in the last 15 weeks. New crop sales were just 47,870 RB, a 3-week low. Export shipments were at a 3-week low at 204,053 RB.

CFTC’s Cotton On-Call report showed unfixed call sales for July down 2,283 contracts to 13,769 as of May 17. Overall unfixed call sales were down just 69 contracts to 50,908, on a build for December. As of unfixed call purchases, December was up 308 contracts to a large 40,663 contracts, as the total for all contracts sits at... 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 1:20p.m.) CST
Exchange
ICE/US
Point Value
$500
Margin/Maintenance
$3,300/3,000
First Notice Date
11/24/23
Expiration Date
12/06/23 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Cotton #2 Dec '23
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 14, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
97,259 (+3,518)
101,508 (-193)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
68,159 (+2,018)
61,760 (+3,755)
Producers - Long / Short
41,238 (+3,479)
80,092 (-393)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
48,075 (-823)
13,470 (-662)
Managed Money - Long / Short
33,113 (+1,365)
48,970 (+2,714)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
35,046 (+653)
12,790 (+1,041)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
74.77 +5.32%
on 11/08/23
80.68 -2.39%
on 11/24/23
+0.75 (+0.96%)
since 11/06/23
3-Month
74.77 +5.32%
on 11/08/23
89.89 -12.39%
on 09/28/23
-8.25 (-9.48%)
since 09/06/23
52-Week
74.77 +5.32%
on 11/08/23
90.00 -12.50%
on 09/01/23
-1.75 (-2.17%)
since 12/06/22

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Cotton Rallies Again on Thursday

Cotton futures were up anywhere from 24 to 234 points on Thursday, as July led the way. Cotton limits are back to 400 points, with the July contract back in the 80 cent level. The outside market factors...

CTN24 : 81.20 (-0.64%)
CTV24 : 79.62s (+1.71%)
CTZ24 : 78.17 (-0.57%)
Sugar Prices Consolidate Recent Losses

July NY world sugar #11 (SBN24 ) on Thursday closed up +0.03 (+0.169%) on Tuesday, and Aug London ICE white sugar #5 (SWQ24 ) closed down -1.80 (-0.33%). Sugar prices Thursday settled mixed as they consolidated...

SBN24 : 18.19 (-0.38%)
SWQ24 : 536.20 (-0.65%)
Cocoa Prices Close Sharply Higher on West African Crop Concerns

July ICE NY cocoa (CCN24 ) on Thursday closed up +573 (+7.60%), and July ICE London cocoa #7 (CAN24 ) closed up +409 (+6.55%). Cocoa prices rallied sharply Thursday, with NY cocoa posting a 1-1/2 week...

CCN24 : 8,153 (+0.54%)
CAU24 : 6,314 (+0.56%)
Coffee Prices Retreat on the Outlook for Higher Brazil Coffee Output

July arabica coffee (KCN24 ) on Thursday closed down -4.80 (-2.18%), and July ICE robusta coffee (RMN24 ) closed down -98 (-2.50%). Coffee prices Thursday retreated from 3-week highs and closed moderately...

KCN24 : 216.70 (+0.49%)
RMN24 : 3,888 (+1.81%)
Cotton Continuing Rally Through Thursday’s Midday

Cotton prices are up sharply again on Thursday, with July using some of the expended 4 cent limit at midday. July is up 304 points, with the rest of the contracts falling in order, up 136 to 176 points....

CTN24 : 81.20 (-0.64%)
CTV24 : 79.62s (+1.71%)
CTZ24 : 78.17 (-0.57%)
Sugar Prices Consolidate Above Last Week's Significant Lows

July NY world sugar #11 (SBN24 ) today is up +0.09 (+0.49%) on Tuesday, and Aug London ICE white sugar #5 (SWQ24 ) is down -0.40 (-0.07%). Sugar prices today are mixed as they consolidate above last week's...

SBN24 : 18.19 (-0.38%)
SWQ24 : 536.20 (-0.65%)
Cocoa Prices Jump on West African Crop Concerns

July ICE NY cocoa (CCN24 ) today is up +635 (+8.43%), and July ICE London cocoa #7 (CAN24 ) is up +409 (+6.55%). Cocoa prices today are sharply higher, with NY cocoa at a 1-1/2 week high and London cocoa...

CCN24 : 8,153 (+0.54%)
CAU24 : 6,314 (+0.56%)
Coffee Falls Back as Conab Revises Up its Brazil Coffee Production Estimate

July arabica coffee (KCN24 ) today is down -2.25 (-1.02%), and July ICE robusta coffee (RMN24 ) is down -67 (-1.71%). Coffee prices today fell back from 3-week highs and are moderately lower. Long liquidation...

KCN24 : 216.70 (+0.49%)
RMN24 : 3,888 (+1.81%)
Cotton Continuing Rally on Thursday Morning

Cotton prices are up 58 to 132 points as we begin your Thursday. Futures posted a 3 cent (300 point) limit gain in the July contract on Wednesday, with other contracts up 68 to 220 points. ICE did expand...

CTN24 : 81.20 (-0.64%)
CTV24 : 79.62s (+1.71%)
CTZ24 : 78.17 (-0.57%)
Why Coffee Prices Exploded. What Next?

Jim's focus on the coffee crop via his grapevine of agents at the source in three countries (He also shares a thought or two about soybeans, sugar and orange juice)

KCN24 : 216.70 (+0.49%)
KCU24 : 215.35 (+0.26%)
KCZ24 : 213.85 (+0.12%)
RMN24 : 3,888 (+1.81%)
RMU24 : 3,800 (+1.63%)
RMX24 : 3,705 (+1.67%)

Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 78.75
2nd Resistance Point 78.75
1st Resistance Point 78.75
Last Price 78.75s
1st Support Level 78.75
2nd Support Level 78.75
3rd Support Level 78.75

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52-Week High 90.00
Fibonacci 61.8% 84.18
Fibonacci 50% 82.38
Fibonacci 38.2% 80.59
Last Price 78.75s
52-Week Low 74.77

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