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January 29, 2015
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Amid the volatility and unknowns of the cotton market, this much we know – cotton production in 2015 will require patience, a clear understanding of the risks and careful evaluation of marketing tools and choices.
The cotton market found itself on the defensive this past week, as weather issues in all cotton-producing countries helped drive the dollar higher and prices lower.
USDA’s May WASDE report contains the first U.S. and World estimates for the 2015 crop year, and the numbers are about as expected – some better than expected.
With some exceptions, cotton prices spent time backing and filling the entire week. Yet the market is still attempting to flex its arms and muscles a bit to the top side.
The stars seemed to align for the cotton market this past week, as prices moved to highs not seen in almost nine months.
To date, there has been little, if any, incentive for producers to do much with regard to pricing this year’s crop.
May 19 is the new date for Cotton Incorporated’s Cotton Price Risk Management Seminar in Maricopa, AZ.
The cotton market jumped higher this week, finding price support from the litany of pre-plant weather problems around the globe.
Cotton futures gave up three weeks of gains last week as the market lost some 200 points. Yet the market continues to see higher and higher lows, which generally points to an uptrend.
The goal of 70 cents is still possible, but each passing day likely lowers the odds that we can get there. We just need to make sure we know what our alternatives are and act accordingly.
If cotton prices were a piece of heavy farm machinery, the market would have a serious compaction problem, tracking over the same ground time after time after time.
The release of USDA’s July supply demand report quickly turned a big bull report day into a date with the big bear.
Round and round and round she goes… Where she stop no one knows. The circus crier could have found employment …
It’s the lull before the storm, and nothing in the cotton market will change until Mother Nature makes her decisions.
The cotton market marked time this past week, thanks to USDA, China and Mother Nature.