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Cleveland: Cotton Market will Rebound, Count On It

August 16, 2011

Dr. O. A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi For Bayer CropScience Dollar Cotton has returned. But, a hint is in order:

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Cleveland: Dog Days of Summer Impact Cotton Market

August 9, 2011

Dr. O. A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University For Bayer CropScience   No matter the price level, the dog

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O.A. Cleveland: Cotton Struggles to Hold Its Ground

August 3, 2011

For Bayer CropScience Cotton struggled all last week attempting to keep its head above water, but demand continues to plague

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Cleveland: Cotton Struggles to Keep Its Head Above Water

August 2, 2011

By Dr. O. A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University For Bayer CropScience   Cotton struggled all last week attempting

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Cleveland: Cotton Market Ignores U.S. Supply and Demand

July 26, 2011

Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University  For Bayer CropScience  The technicians have played the cotton market like an old fiddle to

December Contract Fights Back, OA Cleveland Reports

July 8, 2011

The cotton market took it on the chin last week as USDA’s June Plantings Report showed some 13.73 million acres

Cleveland: December Contract Fights Back

July 5, 2011

By Dr. O. A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus Mississippi State University For Bayer CropScience The cotton market took it on the

Cleveland: Global Demand Plays Role in Volatile Cotton Market

June 27, 2011

Special for Bayer CropScience In a rather volatile market last week, the December New York ICE contract was near unchanged,

Cotton Price Trends

June 15, 2011

In the U.S. cotton industry, few names draw greater attention than that of Dr. O.A. Cleveland, the noted economist and

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

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

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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Prices Hold as U.S. Quality Cotton Moves to Market

December 2, 2016

U.S. crop quality is essentially the highest on record. While mills may be facing potentially higher prices, they are getting a bargain on their U.S. purchases.

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Market Set for Shift to March Contract

November 21, 2016

The market is expected to rally higher early in the week as shorts buy their way out. Grower prices will then be based on the March contract, as December will be its expiry period.

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Shurley on Cotton: Closing Out 2016, First Look at 2017

November 21, 2016

The 2016 U.S. crop may still be somewhat of a question mark, but USDA’s November numbers provided clarity on a few things – the crop got smaller in some areas as expected, but still got bigger overall.

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Cleveland: Volatility Reinforces Market Fireworks

November 11, 2016

The cotton market continues to show extreme volatility, as mills and speculative funds attempt to fix prices before the expiry of the December contract. The same fireworks are predicted for the next two weeks.

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Watch for Volatility as December Contract Period Ends

November 4, 2016

There are only a few trading days left before March becomes the lead spot month. The best remaining pricing opportunity for growers should be within this time frame, which could be active and volatile.

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Potential Supply Squeeze Could Push Market Higher

October 31, 2016

With December first notice day only three weeks away, mill buying and other potential squeeze factors could push the December contract to 75 cents and beyond.

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Cleveland: Prices Healthier; China’s Buying

October 21, 2016

After jumping higher on the heels of a bullish world supply demand report, the surge in cotton prices was halted at the 72 cent resistance level. But China is back in buying mode, snapping up nearly 200,000 bales.

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Shurley on Cotton: Prices Showing Stability and Potential

October 17, 2016

Many growers want to know when and if the market will get back above 70 cents and provide options to enhance marketing positions. Several factors now in play could give them that opportunity.

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Cleveland: Market Weakens as Prices Begin to Slide

October 9, 2016

The market is showing signs of vulnerability, as cotton appears headed back to the mid-60s.

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Cleveland: What Goes Up, Must Readjust

September 30, 2016

Last week’s higher prices limited export sales, and prices had to move lower this week, back down to mill offers.

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Cleveland: Bulls Ride Prices into the Mid-70s

September 23, 2016

Two weeks ago, we suggested that the USDA supply demand report would be neutral and the market would drop, yet only to reverse to and jump higher. It jumped this week. Wildly higher.