Announced minimum floor price whets speculator’s appetite for cocoa

News surrounding a higher minimum support price for cocoa in Ghana and Ivory Coast to lift grower income is adding fuel to the current speculatively led bull rally in cocoa. Last month in Accra, cocoa regulators from these countries met with industry participants to [...]

Cocoa 2019/20 selling; top origins seek 2020/21 price floor?

As speculators have been establishing new longs and buying into strength, Ivory Coast and Ghana have been busy forward selling next year’s crop and working to coordinate their cocoa activities. One month ago, speculative funds were effectively flat, neither long nor short. Since then, [...]

Strong Ivorian arrivals continue for 2018/19 midcrop

Reports suggest that bean arrivals at Ivorian ports remain strong, averaging somewhere between 30,000 MT and 35,000 MT of beans per week despite mixed weather seen earlier in some growing regions. Based on these reports, total arrivals from October through May are variously estimated [...]

Cocoa speculative bubble: Too much, too fast?

Fund buying has dominated the cocoa futures market the past two weeks, sending prices to their highest level in months. Fundamentally speaking, there does not seem to be enough fuel to have sparked the $200 rally and keen interest coming from the speculative community. [...]

Strong Ivory Coast midcrop cocoa arrivals continue trend

Arrivals from October through April are thought to be above 1.84 MMT, some 200,000 MT higher than arrivals for the same period last season. This marks a 12 to 14 percent increase from last season, depending on the baseline figures used. In the last [...]