Cocoa Futures: Cocoa Demand And The Coronavirus

Cocoa demand and coronavirus will guide cocoa prices over the next week
Cocoa traders saw an increase in demand after last quarter’s grinding numbers
Traders monitoring how virus affects exports in large cocoa grinding nations
Cocoa Futures Update

Cocoa Futures Update

Why Cocoa Futures Are Being Influenced By Coronavirus

 

After cocoa rallied to a contract high, the fundamentals have weakened prices. Traders saw a boost in prices due to an increase in demand after last quarter’s grinding numbers. Of late, the global markets have weighed on commodities. Concerns about the coronavirus have affected the equity and futures markets. Asian demand for the soft has come into play. If this virus affects exports in large grinding nations, Asia specifically, we can see prices continue to move lower.

Production will need to come in lower than expected to give cocoa prices support. 

Technical Outlook In Cocoa

Technically, 2680 is support but the market would need a few more down sessions to sit there. Demand and coronavirus will guide cocoa over the next week as more cases and the spread continues.


Looking Ahead

Demand and coronavirus will guide cocoa over the next week as more cases and the spread continues.

 

Price Chart of Cocoa Market

 

If you are interested in discussing the soft commodities further contact pmooses@rjofutures.com . 

About the Author

Peter Mooses is a commodity broker at RJO Futures. He enjoys the analytical aspects of futures trading and appreciates the economic impact that commodities have across all markets.