For Week Ending: 1/16/2015
Chart Source: barchart.com
ICE cotton dollar prices for March-15 closed right at 140 points lower this week as prices finished at 59.23. The July-15 contract finished at 60.90. Open interest for March-15 is at 127,105 contracts. July-15 open interest is at 18,907. U.S. certified stocks equaled 38,356 while net export sales were at 441,800 RB. Managed money is net long. Short-term, technical traders see possible support around 58.80 with possible resistance around 60.00. The long-term trend is down.
July-15 is at: 60.90
Cotlook ‘A’ Index is at: 67.50
For 1/16/2015, the trading platform TheSeam.com reported an average cash price of: 55.97.
On March, that puts the average basis right at: -326 points.
Cash prices are averaging 9.49 cents over loan value.
Stocks and Sales
(China was the big buyer at 184,500.)
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: 41,866 (Contracts)
- Short: 74,749
- Long: 45,017
- Short: 6,533
- Long: 49,260
- Short: 42,675
- Long: 17,165
- Short: 24,638
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