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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

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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

Plexus: NY Futures Continue to Slip

November 13, 2012

Plexus The December contract has basically been flatlined near the 70 cents level for the last 7 sessions, holding against

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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.