Cocoa quietly heading to new highs

September 17, 2013 06:34 AM
Market Pulse for Sept. 17

Last week December 2013 Cocoa (NYBOT:CCZ13) opened at $2,555 per tonne and closed the week at $2,601. You can see cocoa has moved up nicely since the July 1 open of $2,170. Looking at the data below from the ICCO we see forecast a supply deficit for 2012/2013. A few weeks ago the ICCO increased the size of the supply deficit from what was earlier forecast. On the monthly chart below you can see the price action during and after these periods of supply deficit.

Check out the bull posture by big money, which started strengthening mid-July, another reason not to get spooked by the daily price action. This past week we see a strengthening bull posture like we have seen week to week since mid-July with Producers adding to net shorts now -83,306 contracts, Managed Money adding to net longs now 63,399 contracts, and even our friends the Swap Dealers added to net longs now 11,169 contracts. While not as active in cocoa and other markets Swap Dealers are pretty much into everything.

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On the daily chart once again we see a strong trending market with ADX at 41.7, watching now for a dropping DI Differential. On the chart you also can see areas where there was a pullback from the ride up that started July 1 as the price action bounced up from $2,150. MACD is riding up nicely above the signal line with a small amount of divergence and Stochastics are in deep overbought territory. Cocoa may be ready for another pullback from the ride up since Sept. 4 from just above $2,400.

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On the weekly chart we see a trend with ADX at 36.4 and Stochastics are in deep overbought territory. Look at the weekly price action since July, possibly keeping you in a long term long and not getting spooked by the daily price action.

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