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Cotton #2 Dec '24 (CTZ24)

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Cotton #2 Futures Market News and Commentary

Cotton Bulls Have Good Week, Up 6.1%

Cotton prices retreated ahead of the holiday weekend, down 9 to 120 points in the actively traded contract months. Nearby July was still up 463 points for the week, thanks to a limit up move at midweek. Cotton limits are back to 400 points, with the July contract back above the 80 cent level.  

Export Sales data has shown 12.005 million RB of upland cotton sales for 23/24, which is 104% of the current USDA forecast, compared to the 110% average pace. Accumulated shipments are 8.767 million RB, 76% of the USDA projection and on pace with normal. Total sales for new crop are now 1.65 million RB, 2.51% above last year. 

Managed money speculators in cotton futures and options added 8,058 contracts to their net short position as of 5/21. As of the Tuesday reporting period, they were net short 23,372 contracts, the largest in nearly 14 months.

The Seam reported 13,216 bales sold on the platform on May 22 at an average price of 79.63 cents/lb. ICE certified cotton stocks... 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
11/22/24 (180 days)
Expiration Date
12/06/24 (194 days)

Seasonal Chart

Cotton #2 Dec '24
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Dec Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 21, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
103,215 (+5,956)
102,161 (+653)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
68,464 (+305)
68,656 (+6,896)
Producers - Long / Short
44,709 (+3,471)
77,694 (-2,398)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
47,853 (-222)
13,814 (+344)
Managed Money - Long / Short
31,528 (-1,585)
55,254 (+6,284)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
36,936 (+1,890)
13,402 (+612)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
73.75 +5.78%
on 05/15/24
79.20 -1.50%
on 05/23/24
+0.32 (+0.41%)
since 04/24/24
3-Month
73.75 +5.78%
on 05/15/24
85.25 -8.49%
on 02/28/24
-5.38 (-6.45%)
since 02/23/24
52-Week
73.75 +5.78%
on 05/15/24
85.25 -8.49%
on 02/28/24
+0.97 (+1.26%)
since 05/24/23

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Barchart Trading Guide

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

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 80.93
2nd Resistance Point 79.94
1st Resistance Point 78.98
Last Price 78.01s
1st Support Level 77.03
2nd Support Level 76.04
3rd Support Level 75.08

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52-Week High 85.25
Fibonacci 61.8% 80.86
Fibonacci 50% 79.50
Fibonacci 38.2% 78.14
Last Price 78.01s
52-Week Low 73.75

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