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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

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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

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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

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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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Cotton Market Trending Sideways

October 18, 2011

Plexus N. Y. futures remained in a sideways trend, with December closing 117 points lower at 101.56 cents. Although the

Strong Dollar Reigns in the Cotton Bull

October 3, 2011

By Dr. O. A Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University For Bayer CropScience Cotton prices eased above the dollar sign

Life Cycle Inventory and Analysis Project Completed

October 3, 2011

Cotton Incorporated announced the completion of a comprehensive life cycle inventory and life cycle analysis of cotton products. The analysis

Cotton Recovers Early Losses

October 3, 2011

Plexus New York futures managed to recover some of last week’s heavy losses, as December gained 293 points last week

Cleveland: Cotton Prices Falter Along with Other Commodities

September 26, 2011

Dr. O.A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University Special for Bayer CropScience   Cotton prices took it on the chin

Cleveland: Dollar Cotton Returns

September 13, 2011

By Dr. O. A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University Special for Bayer CropScience Cotton prices gaped higher and had

Demand, Mother Nature Drive Prices

August 29, 2011

By Dr. O. A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University For Bayer CropScience Cotton futures were back and forth all

Cleveland: Dollar Cotton Makes Dog Days of August Easier to Handle

August 24, 2011

By Dr. O.A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University Special for Bayer CropScience The dog days of August are much

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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.

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Cleveland: Volatility Reinforces Market Fireworks

November 11, 2016

The cotton market continues to show extreme volatility, as mills and speculative funds attempt to fix prices before the expiry of the December contract. The same fireworks are predicted for the next two weeks.

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Watch for Volatility as December Contract Period Ends

November 4, 2016

There are only a few trading days left before March becomes the lead spot month. The best remaining pricing opportunity for growers should be within this time frame, which could be active and volatile.

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Potential Supply Squeeze Could Push Market Higher

October 31, 2016

With December first notice day only three weeks away, mill buying and other potential squeeze factors could push the December contract to 75 cents and beyond.

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Cleveland: Prices Healthier; China’s Buying

October 21, 2016

After jumping higher on the heels of a bullish world supply demand report, the surge in cotton prices was halted at the 72 cent resistance level. But China is back in buying mode, snapping up nearly 200,000 bales.

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Shurley on Cotton: Prices Showing Stability and Potential

October 17, 2016

Many growers want to know when and if the market will get back above 70 cents and provide options to enhance marketing positions. Several factors now in play could give them that opportunity.

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Cleveland: Market Weakens as Prices Begin to Slide

October 9, 2016

The market is showing signs of vulnerability, as cotton appears headed back to the mid-60s.

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Cleveland: What Goes Up, Must Readjust

September 30, 2016

Last week’s higher prices limited export sales, and prices had to move lower this week, back down to mill offers.

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Cleveland: Bulls Ride Prices into the Mid-70s

September 23, 2016

Two weeks ago, we suggested that the USDA supply demand report would be neutral and the market would drop, yet only to reverse to and jump higher. It jumped this week. Wildly higher.