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Cleveland: Price Battle Continues as Cotton Settles on Support Price

October 30, 2012

The cotton battle continues as the market gave up the prior week’s gains, sulking its way back down to the

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Cleveland: What to Make of Last Week’s Price Rally?

October 23, 2012

The day October 19, 2012 will go in the books as the very last day of any type floor trading

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Plexus: A Sleeping Market Finally Wakes Up

October 23, 2012

Plexus After having been asleep for nearly three weeks, the market finally woke up on Monday, blindsiding the bears with

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O.A. Cleveland: Bears Are Staying In The Den

October 16, 2012

The December ICE cotton contract settled last week, only 13 points lower (71.36 cents) amid a second consecutive very bearish

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Plexus: Cotton Prices Remain Resilient

October 16, 2012

Perspective   New York futures came under light pressure last week, as December dropped 138 points to close at 70.71 cents.

Cleveland: Cotton Forges Ahead Despite Dull Trading

October 9, 2012

Cotton forged its way through another week of dull trading as market attempts to push below the 71 cent support

ICAC: Chinese Cotton Price Trends Differ from Other Countries

October 2, 2012

In September 2012, international cotton prices declined slightly, whereas Chinese cotton prices increased a little bit. This might indicate price

Plexus: Harvest Season Puts NY Futures Under Pressure

October 1, 2012

NY futures have trended lower last week, as December fell by 369 points to close at 71.53 cents. With harvest

Plexus: NY Futures Rebound, Rally to 75 Cent Level

September 25, 2012

 A week ago the December contract looked like it was ready to fall apart after it pierced through a 3-month

Cleveland: Bearish USDA Report Is a Bit Misleading

September 18, 2012

You’ve “gotta” love the cotton market, but it sure would be nice to understand it.  Actually, the price discovery function

Plexus: NY Futures Come Under Pressure

September 18, 2012

 Plexus Cotton Market Report The market’s 3-month uptrend, which began on June 4 from a low of 64.61 cents, has

Cleveland: Guarded Optimism for Cotton Futures

September 11, 2012

Cotton prices bounced back and forth all week as the market continued to look for some significant indicator in which

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Shurley: Demand Is Key to Price Strength and Stability

November 21, 2017

Demand is the key to cotton's future. We still have a way to go, but the outlook has certainly improved.

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U.S. Sales Booming to Meet Bullish Demand

November 17, 2017

Cotton appears to be caught in a battle between supply and supply. And that keeps prices well positioned to stay where they are.

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Increased Cotton Demand Moving the Market

November 11, 2017

A bullish supply demand report for November proves that demand moves markets. And demand for cotton has resurfaced.

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Cleveland: Yields, Quality, Consumption Still Rising

November 4, 2017

Reports of high yields, premium quality and growing consumption are keeping prices at the higher end of the trading range.

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India and Frost Combine to Prop Up Market

October 27, 2017

India’s plan to keep more of its cotton for domestic use, plus a potential freeze in West Texas, propped up the market during the past week.

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Bears Growling on Harvest and Demand Challenges

October 22, 2017

Although current trading activity represents a bearish price outlook, Dr. O.A. Cleveland still believes the 65 cent price support will hold. . .even though more experts are abandoning that position.

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Shurley: October Numbers Not As Expected, But Prices Hold

October 18, 2017

USDA’s October production and supply and demand estimates are like apples – pick and choose and you’ll find some numbers you like...and some you won’t.

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Trying to Read the Market: Bearish, Neutral or Bullish?

October 13, 2017

After finding USDA’s October WASDE report initially bearish and somewhat neutral, cotton prices went mildly bullish thinking about stronger demand and the real size of the U.S. and foreign crops.

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Examining Loan Program and Rate Changes for 2017

October 9, 2017

Dr. Don Shurley provides an analysis of what changes in the marketing assistance loan for 2017 could mean for cotton growers.

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Prices Still Sideways as Bearish Moods Grow

October 6, 2017

The market is watching weather and waiting for USDA’s October report. But bearish signs are starting to surface in some segments.

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Cleveland: Market in Hang On and Wait Mode

October 1, 2017

Cotton prices are holding without clear direction right now, as the market continues to watch USDA projections and harvest conditions for answers.