Softs

As the world, especially in the United States, sees an increase in Covid-19 cases some commodity prices are weakening.
Cocoa futures have been one of the commodities has that been a good indicator of where people are at as far as getting back to normal
The equity markets have rallied, but softs haven’t followed.
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.
As cocoa futures continue to be range bound and ending some recent trading days nearly unchanged, traders will focus on the demand of soft.
Cocoa futures have some fundamental news this week that normally would be strong enough to move the contract.
The May cocoa futures contract uptick may be short-lived.
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.
As we continue volatility in every market, cocoa continues to move lower. As the May contract tests lows put in at the end of 2019, demand for chocolate could take the front stage for cocoa futures.
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.