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Cleveland: Cotton Market Treads Water, Despite Troubling Crop Conditions

July 10, 2012

The cotton market, all but asleep, cruised through the week keeping its head just above 70 cents, but teasing the

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Cleveland: USDA Plantings Report Impacts Market

July 2, 2012

The new crop December futures contract moved above 70 cents, but the five cent 67-72 cent trading range contained all

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Plexus: Cotton Market More Like Casino than Hedging Vehicle

July 2, 2012

Plexus Cotton Market Report We can’t wait for the July contract to finally leave the board, because over the last

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Worsham: Even More Robust Cotton LCA in 5 Years

June 20, 2012

When Cotton Incorporated set out to do a life cycle assessment (LCA) of cotton’s impact – from the field through

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Cleveland: Fundamentals Back in Play as Market Inches Higher

June 19, 2012

This week’s USDA June supply and demand report was “much ado about nothing.”  The global and U.S. economies were better,

Bloomberg: Chinese Reserve Seeks 1M Metric Tons of U.S. Cotton

June 19, 2012

China, the world’s biggest cotton user, is seeking to buy 1 million metric tons of new-crop output from the U.S.

Are Changes Needed for the N.Y. Futures Contract?

June 13, 2012

On June 6, the International Cotton Advisory Committee held a seminar in Washington, DC to discuss the possible need for

Cleveland: Explaining the Irrational Movements in the Cotton Market

June 12, 2012

The depth of the world financial community’s concerns over the world economy was evidenced this week as cotton experienced two

ICAC: Abundance of Cotton Driving Prices Down

June 6, 2012

The basic law of supply and demand might not be influencing cotton prices as much as the government actions in

Cleveland: Finally, Some (Small) Price Relief

June 5, 2012

Finally, a week with higher prices. While the daily price increases were minimal, the market, nevertheless, was higher.  July made

Biggest Factor Driving Cotton Prices: Government Actions

May 24, 2012

As the biggest power broker in the global cotton industry, China always has the attention and interest of stakeholders all

Cotton Futures Ease Lower Following Texas Rains

May 21, 2012

Cotton futures eased lower in a very dull week as U.S. crop prospects received a boost with the first measurable

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December Futures Prices? Ask Mother Nature.

July 23, 2017

Opinions differ on where December futures prices may go. But there’s no doubt that Mother Nature holds the key to forthcoming price activity.

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With Market Oversold, Is Bullish Return Near?

July 14, 2017

The cotton invert continues, as both the U.S. and Australian crops are oversold.

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Shurley: Prices Continue to Flounder in Lower Range

July 14, 2017

The July USDA crop production and supply and demand estimates report was not bad, but prices continue to show no improvement.

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Rain in India, U.S. Keeps Pressure on Prices

July 7, 2017

Beneficial rains in the U.S. and India kept pressure on cotton prices, as the December futures contract settled the past week unchanged.

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Shurley on Cotton: Where Did the Acres Go?

July 6, 2017

Dr. Don Shurley says the recent USDA Planted Acreage report did not deliver as expected, making times a bit confusing for producers looking to manage risk.

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Bulls Push Market on Heels of USDA Planting Report

July 5, 2017

Smaller than expected U.S. cotton plantings – and the potential smaller crop – caught the bulls’ attention in the market.

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Market Catching Its Breath After 10-Day Slide

June 23, 2017

After an unprecedented 10-day drop in prices, the market is trying to catch its breath.

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Mother Nature, Not Bulls, Managing the Market

June 16, 2017

Cotton prices took a big hit, and bullish signals are hard to find. Mother Nature is now in charge.

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Shurley: June Report Sends Mixed Signals

June 15, 2017

USDA’s June WASDE report contained some good news and some bad news. Overall, Dr. Don Shurley considers the report somewhat bearish.

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Report Softens Prices, Consumption Concerns Rise

June 9, 2017

USDA’s June WASDE report sent old crop and new crop prices lower at week’s end, as manmade fibers take aim at cotton.

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Sleepy Market Watching U.S. Crop Progress

June 3, 2017

The cotton market snoozed all week, watching crop development and holding solid at 72-73 cents for new crop December.