The chart is showing traders that we may have seen the bottom in the September cocoa contract. The past few sessions have canceled each other out, one day up, one day down and so on. Grindings data has caused some of this volatility. Lack of demand and some bullish supply info has also created this recent pattern. As we have leaned on demand news for guidance, West Africa may have enough of a threat to production that prices may be able to find some support. Also, if the global equity markets continue to stay somewhat positive, we may be headed back above 2250. For now, traders should keep an eye on the euro and pound for some additional directional help. The technicals also seem to be back in the picture for cocoa now since the demand concerns seem to be taking the sideline, so monitor the 2250 target and see where the market goes from there.

Cocoa Sep ’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.