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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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Cleveland: Market Drops, Manages to Avoid Trouble Territory

November 13, 2012

Cotton futures settled the week at 69.58 cents, little more than a hair above technical territory that could spell trouble.

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Cotton Prices and the Value of a Dollar

November 6, 2012

By Sterling T. Terrell   As I have said before, the value of the dollar matters. The value of the

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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

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

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

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

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Cotton Prices Settle, Poised to Climb Again

February 16, 2018

The market’s downside move appears to be over, ending a three-week downturn.

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Cotton Futures Nudge Higher, Despite Forecast for Rising U.S. Sowings

February 13, 2018

Cotton futures nudged higher, despite a much-watched survey on U.S. sowings showing a seven-year high, as the estimate came in

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NCC: Multiple Factors Offer Mixed Signals for Cotton

February 11, 2018

According to NCC economists, a few key factors will shape the U.S. cotton industry’s 2018 economic outlook.

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Talking Curveballs, Credibility and Carryovers

February 9, 2018

The February WASDE report served up a curve ball that caught the industry off guard. For the sake of USDA’s reputation, I hope they are correct.

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Still Optimistic, but Fundamentals Do Rule the Market

February 3, 2018

Last week’s price correction was overdue, yet the market is still positive. But it’s best to remember that the simple fundamentals of supply and demand do rule the day.

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“Here We Go Again” as Market Preps Another Run

January 26, 2018

The price breakout above 80 cents continues to build its base in the very low 80s as it prepares for its next challenge to the 85 cent level.

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Could Quality Shortage Push Cotton to a Dollar?

January 19, 2018

Cotton’s roller coaster price trip is on, and it’s really just beginning. The steep incline is in front of us.

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Shurley: Things to Consider as Prices Climb

January 19, 2018

The reasons for better prices seem fairly obvious, but the strength of the current uptrend has been surprising. Looking ahead, growers need to keep certain factors in mind.

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Cleveland: The Bull Will Continue Charging

January 12, 2018

Multiple market factors are at work, with demand continuing to lead the way to higher prices. That means the bull market will keep charging ahead.

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Cleveland: Don’t Ignore the Gift Horse. Feed the Market!

January 7, 2018

Don’t get caught looking a gift horse in the mouth. Cotton prices are at a profitable level for growers, and the market is asking to be fed.

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Shurley: New Year Cotton Policy Update

January 5, 2018

Recent legislative action in Congress could potentially bring cotton back under Title I commodity protection. Dr. Don Shurley explains the details.