For Week Ending: 1/9/2015
Chart Source: barchart.com
ICE cotton dollar prices for March-15 closed right at 55 points higher this week as prices finished at 60.76. The July-15 contract finished at 61.35. Open interest for March-15 is at 121,196 contracts. July-15 open interest is at 14,087. U.S. certified stocks equaled 50,875 while net export sales were at 149,900 RB. Managed money is net long. Short-term, technical traders see possible support around 60.00 with possible resistance around 61.50. The long-term trend is down.
July-15 is at: 61.35
Cotlook ‘A’ Index is at: 68.45
For 1/9/2015, the trading platform TheSeam.com reported an average cash price of: 57.05.
On March, that puts the average basis right at: -371 points.
Cash prices are averaging 8.90 cents over loan value.
Stocks and Sales
(China was the big buyer at 69,600.)
Current World Balance Sheet (2014/2015)
Imports – Exports: 6.95
Imports – Exports: -3.90
Ending Stocks/Mill Use Ratio: 60.92%
Current USA Balance Sheet (2014/2015)
Imports – Exports: -9.99
Commitments of Traders
- Long: 41,429 (Contracts)
- Short: 76,232
- Long: 43,957
- Short: 6,208
- Long: 47,635
- Short: 39,825
- Long: 17,009
- Short: 24,579
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