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Cleveland: Cotton Market Suffering from Altitude Sickness?

April 23, 2013

Cotton prices continue to be influenced by the overall negative tone of world economic health, altitude sickness that hit mill

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Cleveland: Outside Factors Take a Toll, But Cotton Will Rebound

April 15, 2013

The market’s preoccupation with the liquidation of the May futures contract took its toll all week as prices worked to

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Cleveland: Cotton’s Bull Remains On the Loose

April 2, 2013

The bull remains loose as he found excellent price support at 88 cents basis, old crop and 86 cents, basis

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Cleveland: The Bull Is Not Dead, But Will Continue Resting

March 26, 2013

The expected slowdown suggested last week exposed itself in style this week as prices were down more than 400 points

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Cleveland: Curb Your Enthusiasm as We Approach Cotton’s Magic Number

March 19, 2013

You recall that first cigar you got your Dad to let you smoke…and your face turned green and stomach hurt

Cleveland: ‘Up, Up and Away’ is Cotton’s Theme

March 12, 2013

In 1967 The Fifth Dimension recorded, Up, Up and Away. Certainly that is cotton’s theme song for now as it

Cleveland: Don’t Be Fooled By Breakout Movement in the Cotton Market

February 26, 2013

Cotton prices moved higher on the week as May experienced a breakout to the topside. However, the break was short

Plexus: Cotton Shows Slight Gains After Bullish Reports

February 21, 2013

NY futures moved slightly higher this week, with May gaining 51 points to close at 82.79 cents and new crop

Cleveland: Cotton’s Price Momentum Slows

February 19, 2013

Cotton’s upward price momentum was challenged this week as the market cleared option expiry of the March futures contract. The

Cleveland: Cotton Market Gets Defensive

February 12, 2013

Cotton prices were on the defensive the week of February 3 – 8, as prices entered a consolidation phase after

Plexus: Cotton Futures Move Sideways

February 7, 2013

Plexus Market Report NY futures moved sideways last week, as March advanced just 6 points to close at 82.89 cents.

Cleveland: Chinese Mills Push Cotton Prices Higher

February 5, 2013

A bit over 200 years ago Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in the longest of his poems wrote: “…Water, water, every where,

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Strong Demand, Drought Concerns Pushing Prices

April 14, 2018

Thanks to mill demand, shrinking quality stocks and increased drought concerns in the Southwest, cotton continues to post gains in spite of the selling pressure created by rolling positions to the July contract.

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Shurley on Cotton: More Tariff Talk

April 9, 2018

The jury is still out on whether or not the “verbal war” between the U.S. and China will actually result in tariffs, and what the impact on cotton will be.

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Market Holds in Face of Tariff Rumblings

April 8, 2018

World consumption continues to support prices, but the mere suggestion of tariffs makes speculative fund managers nervous and increases market volatility.

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Cleveland: Prices Rally on USDA Acreage Report

April 1, 2018

USDA’s annual Prospective Plantings report pleasantly surprised the market, as seen by the price rally for cotton following the report’s release.

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Shurley: This is Now USDA’s Number for Cotton

April 1, 2018

In my opinion, USDA’s March 30 Prospective Plantings report gets us much closer to what will eventually be the acres planted number.

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Cleveland: Start Pricing This Year’s Crop

March 24, 2018

Plant, plant, plant continues to be the motto. But it’s also time to add price, price, price to the discussion.

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Demand, Weather Concerns Driving Strong Trade

March 16, 2018

The market seldom sees a three-year price stream so favorable.

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Shurley: Pulling the Trigger on the 2018 Crop

March 16, 2018

Producing a cotton crop ultimately commits you to also sell the crop. But at what point do you say the price is “good enough?”

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Multiple Factors Driving Cotton’s Price Growth

March 9, 2018

The fundamentals of supply and demand – among other factors – continue to drive cotton prices toward the high 80s.

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The Market’s Advice: Plant, Plant, Plant!

March 4, 2018

As world and U.S. ending stocks continue to shrink, growers have an opportunity to price the 2018 crop in the low 80s.

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Trucking Issues Limiting Timely Cotton Movement

February 24, 2018

Demand continues to exceed expectations. But new trucking regulations are putting a damper on timely movement of cotton and other ag products.