Cocoa Demand – Can We Only Go Up From Here?

May 8, 2020 07:05 AM
Trading continues to be range bound
Equity and currency markets will have a bigger impact on prices than supply and demand
Cocoa Futures Update

Cocoa Futures Update

As cocoa futures continue to be range bound and ending some recent trading days nearly unchanged, traders will focus on the demand of soft. It is hard to anticipate where prices will be in the coming days, weeks, months or even years as there is too much unknown globally. The demand of cocoa has been weak for a while and there is little current news that could help a push higher in the short-term. The hope is Q3 and 4 will show some recovery in commodities and the equity markets.

For now, expect consolidation, followed by volatility and a repeat of that cycle. The equity market and currencies will be factors in the day-to-day trade of cocoa. Supply and demand will continue to take a back seat as most areas of the world have taken a step back from purchasing many commodities.

Technically, the July contract continues to hit resistance around 2415, support appears around 2310.

July Cocoa Daily Chart

Source: Tradingview

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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. Peter utilizes market analysis and trends to help clients achieve a balance between risk and return, while always keeping their investment objectives top of mind. Follow Peter on Twitter @PMoosesRJO