Market Analysis Stories
September 1, 2017
Following Hurricane Harvey’s rampage through East and Coastal Texas, cotton growers face several possible outcomes based on the level of damage to their fields.
August 25, 2017
Hurricane Harvey blew prices to triple digit gains on the week. Now, the market will assess crop damage to see if the storm blew up crop projections as well.
August 18, 2017
The U.S. crop is signaling that it is getting bigger. With nothing more than a good fall, the crop could climb as much as a million bales more than USDA’s August surprise estimate.
August 14, 2017
If USDA’s September numbers still validate a 20+ million bale crop, prices could slide. If not, the 68-70 cent level – or better – should hold.
August 14, 2017
USDA stunned the market with its August estimate of U.S. cotton production. But remember – history has shown consistent deviation between mid-summer estimates and final harvest realities.
August 4, 2017
Mother Nature’s recent Texas outburst was rough on cotton fields. But it was enough to boost prices back into the 70s.
July 28, 2017
With prices holding in a three-cent range, it’s likely time to pay attention to what the market fundamentals and technicals are telling us.
November 21, 2017
Demand is the key to cotton's future. We still have a way to go, but the outlook has certainly improved.
November 4, 2017
Reports of high yields, premium quality and growing consumption are keeping prices at the higher end of the trading range.
October 18, 2017
USDA’s October production and supply and demand estimates are like apples – pick and choose and you’ll find some numbers you like...and some you won’t.
October 13, 2017
After finding USDA’s October WASDE report initially bearish and somewhat neutral, cotton prices went mildly bullish thinking about stronger demand and the real size of the U.S. and foreign crops.