Softs Report - Thursday, May 9

General Comments: Cotton was higher yesterday and trends are still mixed in the market. Demand remains a problem. The export sales report showed poor sales once again and demand is not likely to improve with the Dollar stronger. USDA made no changes to the domestic supply or demand sides of the balance sheets, but did cut world ending stocks slightly. Trends are still down on the weekly charts. Demand has been weaker so far this year. The US economic data has been positive, but the Chinese economic data has not been real positive and demand concerns are still around. However, Chinese consumer demand has held together well, leading some to think that demand for Cotton in world markets will increase over time.
Overnight News: The Delta will get mostly dry conditions and near normal temperatures. The Southeast will see showers and rains and below normal temperatures. Texas will have mostly dry conditions and near normal temperatures. ICE said that 0 notices were post4ed for delivery against May futures and that total deliveries for the month are now 411 contracts.
Chart Trends: Trends in Cotton are mixed. Support is at 74.90, 74.00, and 73.40 July, with resistance of 79.80, 80.70, and 81.40 July.

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General Comments: FCOJ closed higher yesterday and held the trading range once again. Reports of tight supplies are around. Nielsen is reporting less retail demand due to the higher prices and volumes sold at retail have sagged. Futures still appear to have topped out and a range trade has been seen. There are no weather concerns to speak of for Florida or for Brazil right now. The weather has improved in Brazil with some moderation in temperatures and increased rainfall amid reports of short supplies in Florida and Brazil are around but will start to disappear as the weather improves and the new crop gets harvested.
Overnight News: Florida should get scattered showers or dry conditions. Temperatures will average near normal. Brazil should get scattered showers and above normal temperatures. ICE said that 0 notices were posted for delivery against May futures and that total deliveries for the month are now 0 contracts.
Chart Trends: Trends in FCOJ are mixed. Support is at 354.00, 350.00, and 347.00 July, with resistance at 380.00, 391.00, and 392.00Julay.

General Comments: Both markets closed higher yesterday and traders say that the market could have made a low on the charts. There were indications that Brazil and Vietnam producers were now offering Coffee, Vietnamese producers are reported to have about a quarter of the crop left to sell or less and reports indicate that Brazil producers are reluctant sellers for now after selling a lot earlier in the year. The next Robusta harvest in Brazil is continuing and offers for all Coffee increased last week in part on weakness in the Real. Roasters and other buyers are pulling back from the market in hopes of lower prices down the road.
Overnight News: The ICO daily average price is now 195.98 ct/lb. Brazil will get mostly scattered showers with near normal temperatures. Central America will get mostly dry conditions. Vietnam will see scattered showers. ICE NY said that 57 notices were posted for delivery today and that total deliveries for the month are now 1,079 contracts.
Chart Trends: Trends in New York are down with objectives of 201.00 July. Support is at 193.00, 187.00, and 183.00 July, and resistance is at 200.00, 208.00 and 212.00 July. Trends in London are down with no objectives. Support is at 3400, 3370, and 3330 July, with resistance at 3770, 3810, and 3950 July.

General Comments: Both markets closed lower yesterday and both markets remain in a trading range. There are still ideas that the Brazil harvest can be strong for the next few weeks if not longer and production data released a few weeks ago by CONAB indicated that the cane harvest could be less, but that Sugar production could be higher. Indian production estimates are creeping higher but are still reduced from recent years. There are worries about Thai and Indian production, but data shows better-than-expected production from both countries. Offers from Brazil are still active but other origins. are still not offering in large amounts except for Ukraine. Ukraine offers have suffered lately with the war.
Overnight News: Brazil will get rains in the south and scattered showers in the north. Temperatures should average above normal. India will get mostly dry conditions and below normal temperatures.
Chart Trends: Trends in New York are mixed to up with objectives of 2040 and 2130 July. Support is at 1950, 1890, and 1860 July and resistance is at 2050, 2100, and 2100 July. Trends in London are up with objectives of 591.00 and 607.00 August. Support is at 569.00, 560.00, and 554.00 August, with resistance at 590.00, 601.00, and 608.00 August.

General Comments: New York was lower and London was mostly lower in range trading. Trends are down on the daily charts. It seemed that speculators were liquidating long positions. Production concerns in West Africa as well as demand from nontraditional sources along with traditional buyers keep supporting futures. Production in West Africa could be reduced this year due to the extreme weather which included Harmattan conditions. The availability of Cocoa from West Africa remains very restricted and projections for another production deficit against demand for the coming year are increasing. Ideas of tig8ht supplies remain based on more reports of reduced arrivals in Ivory Coast and Ghana continue. Mid crop harvest is now underway and here are hopes for additional supplies for the market from the second harvest. Demand continues to be strong, especially from traditional buyers of Cocoa.
Overnight News: Isolated showers are forecast for West Africa. Temperatures will be near normal. Malaysia and Indonesia should see scattered showers. Temperatures should average near normal. Brazil will get isolated showers and above normal temperatures. ICE NY said that 0 contracts were tendered for delivery against May futures and that total deliveries for the month are now 904 contracts.
Chart Trends: Trends in New York are mixed Support is at 8170, 7410, and 6900 July, with resistance at 8790, 9670, and 10210 May. Trends in London are mixed. Support is at 6330, 5960, and 5230 July, with resistance at 7630, 7730, and 7970 July.

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