For Week Ending: 12/5/2014
Chart Source: barchart.com
ICE cotton dollar prices for March-15 closed down slightly this week as prices finished at 59.64. The July-15 contract finished at 61.23. Open interest for March-15 increased to 125,415 contracts. July-15 open interest is at 10,721. U.S. certified stocks rose to 40,088 while net export sales were at 167,000 RB. Crop Progress Report stated 77% of crop was harvested, compared to 69% last week, and 77% this week last year. The 2009 – 2013 average at this time is 83%. Managed money is net short. Technical traders see possible support around 58.00 with possible resistance around 61.00. The trend is down.
July-15 is at: 61.23
For 12/5/2014, the trading platform TheSeam.com reports a current cash price average of: 56.93.
On March, that puts our average basis right at: -271 points.
Stocks and Sales
(China was the big buyer at 38,000.)
Current World Balance Sheet (2014/2015)
Ending Stocks/Mill Use Ratio: 55.59%
Current USA Balance Sheet (2014/2015)
Commitments of Traders
- Long: 36,430 (Contracts)
- Short: 63,899
- Long: 46,877
- Short: 3,878
- Long: 42,709
- Short: 45,938
- Long: 19,335
- Short: 27,628
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