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Contract History

ICE Futures U.S. Cocoa is the world benchmark for the global cocoa market. The contract is listed for trading more than 18 months out and prices the physical delivery of exchange-grade product from a variety of African, Asian and Central and South America origins to any of five US. delivery ports.

For over 75 years, ICE Futures U.S. has provided the same reliable pricing functions for the world cocoa industry: price discovery, price risk transfer and price dissemination.

Cocoa's transition from a luxury item to a staple commodity in the world's marketplace made its price the dominant concern for those in the production and consumption chain. As Cocoa's popularity grew, additional pressures on supply and demand made its pricing less predictable.

Chief among the contributing factors to Cocoa's pricing instability is its complex growth and harvesting techniques. A surplus or shortage of supply can cause sharp price fluctuations long before the cash market can adjust.

Due to Cocoa's seasonal demand cycles and concentrated production sources - limited to just eight countries serving the global demand - the cocoa market is subject to a high degree of volatility, which presents attractive hedging and trading opportunities for cocoa traders around the world.

Cocoa Futures & Options Brochure

Click on the link above to download a very informative .pdf brochure entitled "Cocoa Futures & Options". It was published by the New York Board of Trade. This is a must read guide for any novice or advanced trader considering an investment in the cocoa commodity futures and options markets.

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