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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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Cleveland: Mill Demand Drives Cotton’s Recent Bulls

January 22, 2013

Demand has become the key word in the cotton trade as global export sales soar, taking prices along for the

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Cleveland: Feeling Upbeat Following the Beltwide

January 15, 2013

The Beltwide Cotton Conferences concluded in San Antonio this week with growers in an upbeat mode. Yes, there were a

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Cleveland: Don’t Sell Your Cotton Picker

January 2, 2013

Don’t plan on selling your cotton picker will be my personal theme as the cotton industry gathers at the annual

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Cleveland: Bulls Appear in the Cotton Market

December 19, 2012

Sometimes it is more fun than others to write this newsletter.  Today is one of the fun times.  Something happened

Cleveland: Cotton Trades in Tighter Range

December 11, 2012

Cotton prices were more range-bound last week than in the past several weeks as the Monday through Thursday trading range

Plexus: Narrow Trading Range Establishes Foothold in Cotton Market

December 6, 2012

Plexus NY futures continued to trade sideways since our last report of two weeks ago, with March advancing 111 points

Cleveland: Eyeing Support Levels for 2013

December 4, 2012

With the December contract now in its delivery period, the March New York ICE contract eased up on the week

Could Lost Market Share Make Cotton a ‘Luxury Fiber’?

November 28, 2012

Cotton is, to some degree, caught between a rock and a hard place. On one hand, it’s fighting desperately for

Rising Costs Could Make Some Markets Inoperable

November 27, 2012

The cotton and textile industries are facing numerous challenges, but few of them are as difficult to address as getting

Mitigate Risk through Long-Term Relationships

November 27, 2012

Prior to the historic levels of price volatility we’ve seen over the last four years, risk management was a manageable

Plexus: China Props Up Cotton Market

November 20, 2012

NY futures rebounded last week, as March gained 190 points to close at 72.24 cents. With crops in the Northern

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Cotton Prices Settle, Poised to Climb Again

February 16, 2018

The market’s downside move appears to be over, ending a three-week downturn.

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Cotton Futures Nudge Higher, Despite Forecast for Rising U.S. Sowings

February 13, 2018

Cotton futures nudged higher, despite a much-watched survey on U.S. sowings showing a seven-year high, as the estimate came in

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NCC: Multiple Factors Offer Mixed Signals for Cotton

February 11, 2018

According to NCC economists, a few key factors will shape the U.S. cotton industry’s 2018 economic outlook.

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Talking Curveballs, Credibility and Carryovers

February 9, 2018

The February WASDE report served up a curve ball that caught the industry off guard. For the sake of USDA’s reputation, I hope they are correct.

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Still Optimistic, but Fundamentals Do Rule the Market

February 3, 2018

Last week’s price correction was overdue, yet the market is still positive. But it’s best to remember that the simple fundamentals of supply and demand do rule the day.

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“Here We Go Again” as Market Preps Another Run

January 26, 2018

The price breakout above 80 cents continues to build its base in the very low 80s as it prepares for its next challenge to the 85 cent level.

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Could Quality Shortage Push Cotton to a Dollar?

January 19, 2018

Cotton’s roller coaster price trip is on, and it’s really just beginning. The steep incline is in front of us.

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Shurley: Things to Consider as Prices Climb

January 19, 2018

The reasons for better prices seem fairly obvious, but the strength of the current uptrend has been surprising. Looking ahead, growers need to keep certain factors in mind.

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Cleveland: The Bull Will Continue Charging

January 12, 2018

Multiple market factors are at work, with demand continuing to lead the way to higher prices. That means the bull market will keep charging ahead.

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Cleveland: Don’t Ignore the Gift Horse. Feed the Market!

January 7, 2018

Don’t get caught looking a gift horse in the mouth. Cotton prices are at a profitable level for growers, and the market is asking to be fed.

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Shurley: New Year Cotton Policy Update

January 5, 2018

Recent legislative action in Congress could potentially bring cotton back under Title I commodity protection. Dr. Don Shurley explains the details.