COTTON is the ticker symbol for Cotton No. 2 Futures. COTTON is a Commodity CFD. The benchmark ICE Cotton No. 2 contract ("ICE Cotton") calls for delivery of certain minimum standards basis grade and staple length, specifically, Cotton No. 2
The standard contract size for COTTON is 10 with max lots of 1000 tradeable in 1 lot increments.
The minimum trade size for COTTON is 1
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One Commodity point is normally = to 0.1 unit of base currency. For instance, one Commodity point of COTTON is = to 0.1 USD.
Trading cotton futures can be a great way to diversify your portfolio and take advantage of price movements in the global commodities markets. But if you're new to trading, it's important to have a solid understanding of the market and develop a clear strategy before putting your capital at risk. We'll give you an overview of the cotton market and provide some simple trading strategies that beginners can use to get started.
Cotton is a soft, fluffy fiber that grows around the seeds of the cotton plant. It's used to make a variety of textile products, including shirts, denim jeans, towels, and bedsheets. The global demand for cotton is driven by the fashion industry, as well as the needs of other industries that use cotton as a raw material, such as the automotive and construction sectors.
Cotton futures are traded on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and are settled in U.S. dollars per pound. The contract is for delivery of 50,000 pounds of cotton lint during a specific month in the future. Prices are quoted in cents per pound; for example, a price of 70 means that 70 cents per pound will be paid or received when the contract expires.
There are two main approaches to trading cotton futures: technical analysis and fundamental analysis. Technical analysis involves using past market data to identify patterns that can give clues about where prices are headed in the future. Fundamental analysis looks at underlying economic conditions to determine whether prices are likely to rise or fall.
One simple technical trading strategy is to buy when prices pull back to support levels and sell when they rally up to resistance levels. This strategy takes advantage of the fact that prices often move in waves between these levels. Another approach is to buy when prices breakout above resistance or sell when they drop below support; this can be used to capture trends as they develop.
A fundamental trading strategy could involve buying cotton futures when bad weather threatens crops or selling when inventories rise above average levels. These events can have a big impact on supply and demand, which in turn can move prices higher or lower. There are many other factors that can affect prices as well, so it's important to do your homework before making any trades.
Cotton futures offer traders an opportunity to profit from price movements in the global commodities markets. If you're new to trading, it's important to understand the basics of the market and develop a clear strategy before putting your capital at risk. Remember, there is always risk involved in futures trading, so be sure to do your own research before making any trades!
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