Cocoa Futures: New Year, Same Story

January 15, 2021 01:00 PM
Cocoa Futures Update

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Although we turned the calendar to a new year, most of our market stories have remained the same. How will Covid-19 restrictions affect supply and demand? How are the global markets and political unrest going to affect commodity and currency prices? 

We’re just 2 weeks into the new year and the March cocoa contract has found a range to trade in. On the chart, after a short sell-off, prices have consolidated. For now, the market seems to like cocoa prices between 2450-2550. 

As the European and U.S. stock markets move higher and continue to act like any news is good news, cocoa hasn’t been able to find its direction. Demand continues to be weak for cocoa and production remains strong. Volatility in the currencies– mainly GBP, EUR, and USD– have added stress to an already uncertain market. 

Once restrictions are eased and more openings occur, cocoa prices should head back to 2800. Traders should consider buying calls in further out months.

March 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