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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

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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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Cleveland: Wide Price Range Will Prevail for the Rest of May

May 24, 2011

Special for Bayer CropScience Old crop export sales have been negative for the past eight consecutive weeks, but actual shipments

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Volatile Markets are Here

May 13, 2011

I often look back at columns I wrote exactly a year ago to compare what was going on then with

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Cleveland: Mother Nature Impacts Cotton Market

May 3, 2011

By Dr. O. A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University For Bayer CropScience New York futures, led by the expiring

Cleveland: Prices Slide, But December Looks Promising

April 19, 2011

By Dr. O. A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University For Bayer CropScience Cotton prices suffered another chink in its

Cleveland: Continued Clear Sailing for Cotton Prices

April 12, 2011

By Dr. O. A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University For Bayer CropScience Cotton prices found mostly clear sailing last

Cleveland: USDA Report Drives Prices Up

April 6, 2011

By Dr. O. A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University For Bayer CropScience The USDA March 31 planting intentions report

Cleveland: Return of the Bulls

March 29, 2011

By Dr. O.A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University For Bayer CropScience The cotton market came back strong last week

If You Like It Enough to Plant It, You Like It Enough to Price It

March 21, 2011

By Dr. O. A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University For Bayer CropScience The chink in cotton’s price armor mentioned

Cleveland: The Bull Market Takes a Breather, But For How Long?

March 15, 2011

By Dr. O.A. Clevleand Professor Emeritus at Mississippi State University Special for Bayer CropScience   March established cotton’s all time

Cleveland: No Rest for Weary in Cotton Market

March 8, 2011

By Dr. O.A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University  Special for Bayer CropScience The cotton market offers no rest for

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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.

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Cleveland: The Bear/Bull Balance Continues

September 19, 2016

Cotton prices ended the week lower, but made gains after triple digit losses in trading that followed USDA’s September supply demand report.

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Shurley on Cotton: Market Unhappy with September Estimates

September 15, 2016

Whatever the market was expecting from the September WASDE report, it didn’t get. So prices reacted accordingly – down.

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Bulls Feed on Cotton Trade Opportunities

September 12, 2016

Although U.S. and world crops are slightly larger than originally estimated, production difficulties in Pakistan and other countries will continue to boost world cotton trade and add support to the market.

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Cleveland: The Bulls Battle Back

September 6, 2016

The December contract again became the darling of the bulls, who won the week after having their backs slammed against the wall.

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The Dog Days of August – and Cotton – Are Upon Us

August 29, 2016

The Dog Days of August have arrived. That gives Dr. O.A. Cleveland time to reflect on the market, Egyptian cotton, and the offer of a polyester shirt.

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Bears Impact Market, But Long Term Still Bullish

August 22, 2016

The near term technical perspective for the cotton market has turned a bit bearish. But, the longer term outlook remains bullish.

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Shurley on Cotton: Prices Slip Under Pressure

August 15, 2016

The sudden jump in cotton prices was recently referred to as “Christmas in July.” Well, the new wears off eventually – even for Christmas gifts.

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Market Holds On in Face of Neutral Report

August 14, 2016

USDA’s August cotton reports were neutral-to-supportive, keeping the 70-78 cent trading range in place as the major trading channel.

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Market Strong, But Looking for Answers on China, India

August 5, 2016

This market has 80 cents written all over it. But it’s also calling for a closer look at reported cotton stocks in China and India.

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Cleveland: Feed This Hungry Cotton Market Now!

August 1, 2016

The cotton market is hungry and wants to be fed. It’s time for growers to move their price fixations up and sell it some cotton!