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Cleveland: Cotton Market Ignores U.S. Supply and Demand

July 26, 2011

Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University  For Bayer CropScience  The technicians have played the cotton market like an old fiddle to

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December Contract Fights Back, OA Cleveland Reports

July 8, 2011

The cotton market took it on the chin last week as USDA’s June Plantings Report showed some 13.73 million acres

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Cleveland: December Contract Fights Back

July 5, 2011

By Dr. O. A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus Mississippi State University For Bayer CropScience The cotton market took it on the

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Cleveland: Global Demand Plays Role in Volatile Cotton Market

June 27, 2011

Special for Bayer CropScience In a rather volatile market last week, the December New York ICE contract was near unchanged,

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Cotton Price Trends

June 15, 2011

In the U.S. cotton industry, few names draw greater attention than that of Dr. O.A. Cleveland, the noted economist and

Cleveland: USDA Report Boosts Cotton

June 14, 2011

For Bayer CropScience After easing lower early last week, cotton futures moved higher in response to last Thursday’s release of

Cleveland: Drought Hinders U.S. and China, Boosts Cotton Market

June 7, 2011

Special for Bayer CropScience The continued deterioration of weather conditions in the U.S. and parts of China, coupled with speculative

Weather and Wall Street Spur Cotton Higher

May 31, 2011

Special for Bayer CropScience The continued drought in Texas and Oklahoma spurred the market higher last week. Outside support came

Cleveland: Wide Price Range Will Prevail for the Rest of May

May 24, 2011

Special for Bayer CropScience Old crop export sales have been negative for the past eight consecutive weeks, but actual shipments

Volatile Markets are Here

May 13, 2011

I often look back at columns I wrote exactly a year ago to compare what was going on then with

Cleveland: Mother Nature Impacts Cotton Market

May 3, 2011

By Dr. O. A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University For Bayer CropScience New York futures, led by the expiring

Cleveland: Prices Slide, But December Looks Promising

April 19, 2011

By Dr. O. A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University For Bayer CropScience Cotton prices suffered another chink in its

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Bears Impact Market, But Long Term Still Bullish

August 22, 2016

The near term technical perspective for the cotton market has turned a bit bearish. But, the longer term outlook remains bullish.

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Shurley on Cotton: Prices Slip Under Pressure

August 15, 2016

The sudden jump in cotton prices was recently referred to as “Christmas in July.” Well, the new wears off eventually – even for Christmas gifts.

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Market Holds On in Face of Neutral Report

August 14, 2016

USDA’s August cotton reports were neutral-to-supportive, keeping the 70-78 cent trading range in place as the major trading channel.

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Market Strong, But Looking for Answers on China, India

August 5, 2016

This market has 80 cents written all over it. But it’s also calling for a closer look at reported cotton stocks in China and India.

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Cleveland: Feed This Hungry Cotton Market Now!

August 1, 2016

The cotton market is hungry and wants to be fed. It’s time for growers to move their price fixations up and sell it some cotton!

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Mother Nature Now in Charge of the Market

July 24, 2016

At this point in the crop production year, be assured that Mother Nature will still have the major say with respect to cotton prices.

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Cleveland: USDA Turns the Bulls Loose

July 18, 2016

Say it again: Technicals are the leading indicator of fundamentals; they kept telling us higher prices were coming.

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Shurley on Cotton: It’s Christmas in July!

July 13, 2016

The calendar says July. But for cotton growers, it may as well be “Merry Christmas.”

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Watching Bulls, Bears and Fundamentals

July 11, 2016

Fundamentals rule in the long run, but technicals provide the roadmap. Just be sure to keep an eye on the bulls and bears.

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Cleveland: A Fun Week of Bulls, Bears and Brexit

July 5, 2016

The cotton market experienced a fun, exciting week as trading focused on strong bullish and bearish fundamentals – and little to no impact from Brexit.

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Shurley: Acreage Numbers Could Challenge Range-Bound Prices

July 1, 2016

In light of the June 30 USDA acres planted numbers, it would have to be considered good news if cotton’s “range bound” prices can remain at or above 64 cents.