For Week Ending: 1/23/2015
Chart Source: barchart.com
ICE cotton dollar prices for March-15 closed around 180 points lower this week as prices finished at 57.44. The July-15 contract finished at 59.17. Open interest for March-15 is at 133,941 contracts. July-15 open interest is at 19,236. U.S. certified stocks equaled 46,561 while net export sales were at 470,300 RB. Managed money is net short. Short-term, technical traders see possible support around 57.00 with possible resistance around 58.40. The long-term trend is down.
July-15 is at: 59.17
Cotlook ‘A’ Index is at: 65.80
For 1/23/2015, the trading platform TheSeam.com reported an average cash price of: 53.39.
On March, that puts the average basis right at: -405 points.
Cash prices are averaging 7.56 cents over loan value.
(China was the big buyer at 174,500.)
Current World Balance Sheet (2014/2015)
Imports – Exports: 6.95
Imports – Exports: -3.60
Ending Stocks/Mill Use Ratio: 60.08%
Current USA Balance Sheet (2014/2015)
Imports – Exports: -9.99
Commitments of Traders
- Long: 56,810 (Contracts)
- Short: 75,595
- Long: 45,544
- Short: 5,922
- Long: 47,859
- Short: 52,362
- Long: 18,722
- Short: 28,031
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