Arabica and Robusta Coffee continue to have carry yields very near 52-week highs

Coffee - Coffee Grounds in Espresso Machine

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% Carry Yield

Futures calendar curves vary in shape over time. Some often invert, with front-month contract prices exceeding those of later contracts, resulting in positive carry. Conversely, some curves exhibit contango, leading to a negative carry.  Below are the % carry yields for most of the Ag markets.  Note that all data is based on the end of day close prices from Tuesday of each week.


Agriculture % Carry Yield

  • Arabica and Robusta Coffee continue to have a % carry yield that is very near the highest for the past 52 weeks.
  • Cotton has dropped from 8.8 to (2.0) over the past 12 weeks.
  • Cocoa continues to have the highest carry yield by a mile at 31.9.

52-Week Graphs

How to Trade These Markets

Seasonality for both markets is neutral so sticking with the bullish momentum is likely the best strategy.

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