For Week Ending: 1/2/2015
Chart Source: barchart.com
ICE cotton dollar prices for March-15 closed near 250 points lower this week as prices finished at 59.58. The July-15 contract finished at 61.23. Open interest for March-15 is at 120,821 contracts. July-15 open interest is at 10,832. U.S. certified stocks equaled 51,142 while net export sales were at 89,400 RB. Managed money is net long. Short-term, technical traders see possible support around 58.50 with possible resistance around 61.00. The long-term trend is down.
July-15 is at: 61.23
Cotlook ‘A’ Index is at: 68.55
For 1/2/2014, the trading platform TheSeam.com reported an average cash price of: 59.75 (B2B only).
On March, that puts the average basis right at: -17 points.
Cash prices are averaging 7.98 cents over loan value.
Stocks and Sales
(Vietnam was the big buyer at 36,200.)
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: 35,116 (Contracts)
- Short: 76,763
- Long: 45,720
- Short: 5,634
- Long: 48,566
- Short: 36,981
- Long: 15,455
- Short: 24,212
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