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Plexus: No Momentum in Cotton Market

September 11, 2012

NY futures continued to trade sideways this week, with December giving up 95 points to close at 75.99 cents. The

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O.A. Cleveland: Cotton Prices Supported by China

September 6, 2012

Cotton prices were up and down all week as competing fundamentals moved the market as if it were a chess

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Plexus: Don’t Read Too Much Into Cotton Market Gains

September 4, 2012

NY futures went nowhere this week, as December edged up just 14 points to close at 76.94 cents. After dropping

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Cleveland: Cotton Market Chess

September 4, 2012

Cotton prices were up and down all week as competing fundamentals moved the market as if it were a chess

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Cleveland: Indian Monsoon Sets Stage for Price Rally

August 28, 2012

The current rally will continue to fight for higher ground, but the closer it gets to 80 cents the rougher

Cleveland: Cotton Dips on Bearish Fundamentals

August 21, 2012

The dog days of August finally hit the cotton market as activity was limited during the week, and trading volume

Cleveland: USDA Report Throws Curve Balls at the Market

August 14, 2012

USDA threw nothing but curve balls at the cotton market with its August supply demand report, releasing a bearish report

Q3 Preview: Evaluating the Impact of China’s Cotton Reserve

August 7, 2012

The global supply and demand of cotton can be affected by many variables (such as macroeconomic factors and inclement weather),

Cleveland: Signs Pointing to Brighter Days for the Cotton Market

August 6, 2012

While cotton futures have remained very active the past few months, the wide 65-75 cent trading range seems to have

Plexus: European Economy Impacts Cotton Market

July 31, 2012

NY futures ended the week slightly lower, as December dropped 124 points to close at 71.39 cents. The cotton market

Cleveland: Examining Cotton’s Movement Last Week

July 24, 2012

With less than two weeks remaining in the 2011-12 cotton marketing year prices on the New York ICE contract remain

Cleveland: Cotton Market Has a Pleasant Friday the 13th

July 17, 2012

After moving near 73 cents earlier in the week on the second consecutive somewhat friendly monthly USDA supply demand report,

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USDA Spins Market with Record Supply-to-Use Ratio

September 15, 2017

Hurricanes were but a mere hiccup for the world and U.S. crops. Instead, USDA spun some record-setting numbers that left the market dizzy.

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Shurley: Cotton Makes a Hard Landing

September 15, 2017

Following USDA’s September numbers, December cotton seems to have landed back in the 69-cent, pre-Harvey area.

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Higher Prices Holding as Winds Keep Blowing

September 10, 2017

An ill wind is blowing amidst the chaotic cotton trading wrought by back to back hurricanes slamming into two of the country’s major cotton producing regions. But which way does the wind blow?

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Post Harvey, 75 Cents Back in Cotton’s Sights

September 2, 2017

It remains to be seen if the greater loss from Harvey will be to cotton quantity or quality. But it likely means a wider trading range, with 75 cents now possible.

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Shurley: Storms and Other Unknowns for September

September 1, 2017

September could be interesting. Loss evaluation from Harvey will still be underway, and all eyes are watching Irma. How will it all impact USDA’s September report…if at all?

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Hurricane Harvey Leaves Several Market Scenarios

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.

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Market Watching for Harvey’s Impact on U.S. Crop

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.

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Was USDA Right? U.S. Crop Looking Bigger.

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.

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Shurley: So Much for 18 Million Bales and Higher Prices

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.

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USDA Report Stuns Market. Now, Wait for Reality.

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.

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Production, Weather Woes Boosting Market

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.