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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Cleveland: Continued Clear Sailing for Cotton Prices

April 12, 2011

By Dr. O. A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University For Bayer CropScience Cotton prices found mostly clear sailing last

Cleveland: USDA Report Drives Prices Up

April 6, 2011

By Dr. O. A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University For Bayer CropScience The USDA March 31 planting intentions report

Cleveland: Return of the Bulls

March 29, 2011

By Dr. O.A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University For Bayer CropScience The cotton market came back strong last week

If You Like It Enough to Plant It, You Like It Enough to Price It

March 21, 2011

By Dr. O. A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University For Bayer CropScience The chink in cotton’s price armor mentioned

Cleveland: The Bull Market Takes a Breather, But For How Long?

March 15, 2011

By Dr. O.A. Clevleand Professor Emeritus at Mississippi State University Special for Bayer CropScience   March established cotton’s all time

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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.

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Market Fundamentals Positive, but Not Yet Bullish

June 20, 2016

July prices are still bumping into resistance. But there are enough positive fundamentals in the market to provide a bit of bullish hope.

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Shurley on Cotton: Thoughts Ahead of the Acreage Report

June 16, 2016

There’s usually speculation on the June USDA Acreage number and how it might compare to the March Prospective Plantings number. So far, it's all quiet.

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Commodity and Mill Actions Pushing Cotton Higher

June 10, 2016

It was a pretty good week for cotton, as fund money continued to flow to all commodities, and mills began to ease their price expectations higher.

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Mills, Speculators and Weather Driving Cotton Prices

June 7, 2016

Mother Nature’s recent whims are driving new money into cotton, as mills come to grips with rising prices and price fixations, which fuel buying by hedge fund long speculators.

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Shurley on Cotton: A Watchful Summer Lies Ahead

June 7, 2016

As planting season ends and summer approaches, the challenge for growers will be if, and when, to take price protection – and, if so, how to do it.