For Week Ending: 2/6/2015
Chart Source: barchart.com
ICE cotton dollar prices for March-15 closed around 260 points higher this week as prices finished at 61.59. The July-15 contract finished at 62.12. Open interest for March-15 is at 94,538 contracts. July-15 open interest is at 24,105. U.S. certified stocks equaled 40,945 while net export sales were at 422,800 RB. Managed money is net long. Short-term, technical traders see possible support around 60.50 with possible resistance around 62.20. The long-term trend is down.
July-15 is at: 62.12
Cotlook ‘A’ Index is at: 68.60
For 2/6/2015, the trading platform TheSeam.com reported an average cash price of: 56.57.
On March, that puts the average basis right at: -502 points.
Cash prices are averaging 9.44 cents over loan value.
(Vietnam was the big buyer at 162,600.)
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: 38,921 (Contracts)
- Short: 82,669
- Long: 47,390
- Short: 6,546
- Long: 53,431
- Short: 44,526
- Long: 20,449
- Short: 25,811
Bearish to neutral
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