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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.

Cocoa Jul ’20 Daily Chart

Peter Mooses

Follow Peter on Twitter @PMoosesRJO. Peter's interest in trading began during a college internship with Bunge North America on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade, where he assisted commodities traders and performed market research and analysis. Upon earning a B.A. in economics from the University of Iowa, Peter served as an analyst, transaction manager and team lead in the Global Trust Divisions for LaSalle Bank and Bank of America, where he managed transaction activity in multi-million dollar client fixed income and asset-backed securities portfolios. After years in the banking industry, it became apparent that Peter's real passion lies in futures trading. He joined RJO Futures because he enjoys the analytical aspects of futures trading and appreciates the economic impact that commodities have across all markets. Peter believes in utilizing market analysis and trends to help clients achieve balance between risk and return, while always keeping their investment objectives top of mind.