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Cleveland: USDA Report Throws Curve Balls at the Market

August 14, 2012

USDA threw nothing but curve balls at the cotton market with its August supply demand report, releasing a bearish report

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Q3 Preview: Evaluating the Impact of China’s Cotton Reserve

August 7, 2012

The global supply and demand of cotton can be affected by many variables (such as macroeconomic factors and inclement weather),

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Cleveland: Signs Pointing to Brighter Days for the Cotton Market

August 6, 2012

While cotton futures have remained very active the past few months, the wide 65-75 cent trading range seems to have

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Plexus: European Economy Impacts Cotton Market

July 31, 2012

NY futures ended the week slightly lower, as December dropped 124 points to close at 71.39 cents. The cotton market

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Cleveland: Examining Cotton’s Movement Last Week

July 24, 2012

With less than two weeks remaining in the 2011-12 cotton marketing year prices on the New York ICE contract remain

Cleveland: Cotton Market Has a Pleasant Friday the 13th

July 17, 2012

After moving near 73 cents earlier in the week on the second consecutive somewhat friendly monthly USDA supply demand report,

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

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

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

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

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.

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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.

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Lower Chinese Stocks, Higher Polyester Prices Offer Market Hope

September 22, 2017

The market is holding steady, thanks again to China. Their Reserve auction has reduced cotton stocks and bumped consumption. And now, polyester prices are rising as the Chinese trim production.

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USDA Spins Market with Record Supply-to-Use Ratio

September 15, 2017

Hurricanes were but a mere hiccup for the world and U.S. crops. Instead, USDA spun some record-setting numbers that left the market dizzy.

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Shurley: Cotton Makes a Hard Landing

September 15, 2017

Following USDA’s September numbers, December cotton seems to have landed back in the 69-cent, pre-Harvey area.

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Higher Prices Holding as Winds Keep Blowing

September 10, 2017

An ill wind is blowing amidst the chaotic cotton trading wrought by back to back hurricanes slamming into two of the country’s major cotton producing regions. But which way does the wind blow?

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Post Harvey, 75 Cents Back in Cotton’s Sights

September 2, 2017

It remains to be seen if the greater loss from Harvey will be to cotton quantity or quality. But it likely means a wider trading range, with 75 cents now possible.

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Shurley: Storms and Other Unknowns for September

September 1, 2017

September could be interesting. Loss evaluation from Harvey will still be underway, and all eyes are watching Irma. How will it all impact USDA’s September report…if at all?