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Coffee Mar '23 (KCH23)

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Coffee Futures Market News and Commentary

Coffee Closes Moderately Higher on Short Covering and Technical Buying

March arabica coffee (KCH23) on Friday closed up +2.75 (+1.65%), and Mar ICE robusta coffee (RMH23) closed up +59 (+2.96%).

Coffee prices Friday extended their 2-week long rally, with arabica posting a 3-1/2 week high and robusta posting a 3-month high.  Arabica coffee on Friday garnered early support from a rally in the Brazilian real (^USDBRL) to a 2-1/2 month high against the dollar, although the real later Friday gave up its gains and turned lower.  The stronger real discourages export selling from Brazil's coffee producers.  Gains in arabica accelerated Friday after prices climbed above their 50-day moving average, which sparked technical buying.

Robusta also found support Friday on shrinking supplies after ICE-monitored robusta coffee inventories fell to 6,219 lots, the fewest since contract rules changed in 2016.

An excessive short position in arabica coffee futures could fuel short covering pressures after last Friday's weekly Commitment of Traders (COT) re... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Coffee C Arabica
Contract Size
37,500 pounds (approximately 250 bags)
Tick Size
0.05 cents per pound ($18.75 per contract)
Trading Hours
3:15a.m. - 12:30p.m. (Settles 12:25p.m.) CST
Exchange
ICE/US
Point Value
$375
Margin/Maintenance
$7,425/6,750
First Notice Date
02/17/23 (20 days)
Expiration Date
03/21/23 (52 days)

Seasonal Chart

Coffee Mar '23
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 24, 2023

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Commercials - Long / Short
122,400 (-1,165)
102,233 (+2,919)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
45,404 (+601)
68,132 (-3,416)
Producers - Long / Short
77,655 (-2,284)
82,423 (+2,448)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
38,369 (+959)
13,434 (+311)
Managed Money - Long / Short
24,602 (+121)
61,281 (-3,449)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
20,802 (+480)
6,851 (+33)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
142.05 +19.61%
on 01/11/23
174.95 -2.89%
on 12/28/22
+2.95 (+1.77%)
since 12/27/22
3-Month
142.05 +19.61%
on 01/11/23
178.20 -4.66%
on 11/02/22
-7.05 (-3.98%)
since 10/27/22
52-Week
142.05 +19.61%
on 01/11/23
250.35 -32.14%
on 02/09/22
-58.15 (-25.50%)
since 01/27/22

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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 175.58
2nd Resistance Point 172.87
1st Resistance Point 171.38
Last Price 169.90s
1st Support Level 167.18
2nd Support Level 164.47
3rd Support Level 162.98

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52-Week High 250.35
Fibonacci 61.8% 208.98
Fibonacci 50% 196.20
Fibonacci 38.2% 183.42
Last Price 169.90s
52-Week Low 142.05

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