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Cleveland: Lower Projections from the Far East Impact Market

January 31, 2012

Dr. O.A. Cleveland Mississippi State University Special for Bayer CropScience Cotton had three consecutive down days going into Friday’s trading

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Cleveland: Cotton Futures Just Treading Water Last Week

January 24, 2012

By Dr. O.A. Cleveland Economist, Mississippi State University   After spending most of the month trending higher, cotton futures treaded

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Cleveland: Cotton Futures Hold Upward Posture

January 17, 2012

By Dr. O.A. Cleveland Mississippi State University Special for Bayer CropScience   Buoyed by rising prices in China and as

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Cleveland: The Bears and Bulls of 2012

January 3, 2012

By Dr. O.A. Cleveland Special for Bayer CropScience Cotton’s final two weeks of the 2011 year seemed almost like a

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Howell: Cotton Ends Year on Three-Week High

January 3, 2012

By Duane Howell From Lubbockonline.com Current-crop cotton futures hit three-week highs, stabilizing the recent downtrend, and new-crop prices edged upward

Cleveland: Setting the Price Floor a Little Lower

December 20, 2011

By Dr. O. A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University For Bayer CropScience   Some six months ago my friends

Cleveland: USDA Report Further Hinders Cotton Market

December 13, 2011

By Dr. O.A. Cleveland Special for Bayer CropScience As if the cotton market had not suffered enough damage this past

Cleveland: Cotton Falls Through 93 Cent Price Floor

December 6, 2011

By Dr. O.A. Cleveland Special for Bayer CropScience So much for my 93/94 cent floor price…maybe I need to sleep

Cleveland: The Price Pressure is On

November 22, 2011

By Dr. O.A. Cleveland Special for Bayer CropScience And the pressure is on! U.S. export sales, over the past two

Cleveland: Cotton Pushes Back Over the Dollar Mark

November 15, 2011

By Dr. O.A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University Special for Bayer CropScience After pushing down to near the 96

Cleveland: Cotton Market Plows Through Peak Ginning Season

November 8, 2011

By Dr. O.A. Cleveland Special for Bayer CropScience I’m thankful for a somewhat working shoulder and associated hand; let’s see

Cleveland: Cotton Market Tests Support Levels

October 24, 2011

By Dr. O.A. Cleveland Special for Bayer CropScience After being down all week, cotton prices, basis the New York ICE

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Market Remains Strong as The Limited Bows Out

January 20, 2017

The market consolidated gains of the past few weeks, just as The Limited – a primary supplier of cotton to women – closes its doors.

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Shurley on Cotton: Opportunities in Improved Market

January 16, 2017

March futures have improved, and January is looking like a good month. The big question and the uncertainty is whether or not this will last.

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Market Holds in Face of USDA Report Adjustments

January 16, 2017

From now likely into the mid-March trading period, the very bullish call sales ratio will continue to carry the ball for the bulls.

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Bull Market Pushes Prices to Five Month High

January 9, 2017

Prices reached a five-month high, as cotton demand flexed its muscles and pushed the market up.

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Could the Market Drift into the Mid-70s? It’s Possible.

December 28, 2016

The 70-73 cent price range remains very firm, with a good chance that the market could drift into the mid-70s.

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Export Sales Drive Market as Potential for Explosive Growth Builds

December 19, 2016

U.S. export sales continue to lead trading. But conditions are growing for a potential “explosive fire” under the market.

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Shurley: December Numbers May Contain Hidden Stocking Stuffers

December 12, 2016

USDA’s December production and supply/demand estimates were as expected in some respects. But it also contained a few unexpected and positive surprises.

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Is Market Opening Window for “Made in U.S.” Revival?

December 12, 2016

USDA’s seemingly bearish December supply demand report failed to break cotton’s upside momentum, presenting a small window to potentially revive the “Made in U.S.” theme.

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Prices Hold as U.S. Quality Cotton Moves to Market

December 2, 2016

U.S. crop quality is essentially the highest on record. While mills may be facing potentially higher prices, they are getting a bargain on their U.S. purchases.

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Market Set for Shift to March Contract

November 21, 2016

The market is expected to rally higher early in the week as shorts buy their way out. Grower prices will then be based on the March contract, as December will be its expiry period.

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Shurley on Cotton: Closing Out 2016, First Look at 2017

November 21, 2016

The 2016 U.S. crop may still be somewhat of a question mark, but USDA’s November numbers provided clarity on a few things – the crop got smaller in some areas as expected, but still got bigger overall.