Cocoa is a volatile ‘soft’ commodity to trade and is prone to wild swings. We like to trade Cocoa using the long term weekly chart so that our trades are inline with the long term trends. We also establish price objectives and take profits when/if those objectives are hit.

Weather patterns also play a part in Cocoa trading, so it is essential to keep abreast of weather conditions that effect the price of this commodity. For instance, excessive cold periods can effect cocoa production, which effects supply, and then results in an increase in price.

As always: do your research and be sure to keep your losses small.

Here’s the weekly chart with support and resistance zones.

Here’s the charts for COCOA futures on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE):

Coffee Futures Weekly Chart – Near Term

Cocoa Weekly Chart