As parts of the world re-opens and the global equity markets try to recover losses from the past few months, the “food” commodities are following the trend. Cocoa demand should grow as more locations find the new norm.
Cocoa futures have been weakened by demand and the global equity markets. As the US and European markets moved higher for back to back sessions for the first time since February, cocoa tried to bounce off a potential bottom in the May contract.
May cocoa futures continue to move lower as fear grows that the coronavirus outbreak could continue to get worse. Until a vaccine is in place, which could be six weeks away, the threat of a growing number of cases will continue.