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Cleveland: Explaining the Irrational Movements in the Cotton Market

June 12, 2012

The depth of the world financial community’s concerns over the world economy was evidenced this week as cotton experienced two

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ICAC: Abundance of Cotton Driving Prices Down

June 6, 2012

The basic law of supply and demand might not be influencing cotton prices as much as the government actions in

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Cleveland: Finally, Some (Small) Price Relief

June 5, 2012

Finally, a week with higher prices. While the daily price increases were minimal, the market, nevertheless, was higher.  July made

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Biggest Factor Driving Cotton Prices: Government Actions

May 24, 2012

As the biggest power broker in the global cotton industry, China always has the attention and interest of stakeholders all

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Cotton Futures Ease Lower Following Texas Rains

May 21, 2012

Cotton futures eased lower in a very dull week as U.S. crop prospects received a boost with the first measurable

Cleveland: Lowering the Price Floor Again

May 16, 2012

Let’s see, let me sugar coat this in my favor.   After being dead-on for two consecutive years of higher prices,

Prices to Be Largely Determined by China’s Reserve Policy

May 16, 2012

After my predictions were very accurate during two consecutive years of higher prices, I have really missed the mark this

Cotton Futures Ease Lower Following Texas Rains

May 10, 2012

Cotton futures eased lower in a very dull week as U.S. crop prospects received a boost with the first measurable

India to Resume Unrestricted Export of Cotton

May 3, 2012

On April 30, India decided to allow unrestricted export of cotton for this marketing year ending September 2012. After meeting

Cleveland: Sporadic Pattern Developing in Cotton Market

May 1, 2012

Cotton prices moved back and forth all week as early week losses were recaptured on Thursday only to lose ground

Plexus: NY Futures Focus on July Spot Contracts

April 26, 2012

The focus for NY futures has now shifted to July, the new spot contract, which has inherited a big chunk

Cleveland: Cotton’s Performance Well-Suited for Broadway

April 24, 2012

By Dr. O.A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University Special for Bayer CropScience   Cotton’s performance this week was well

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Was USDA Right? U.S. Crop Looking Bigger.

August 18, 2017

The U.S. crop is signaling that it is getting bigger. With nothing more than a good fall, the crop could climb as much as a million bales more than USDA’s August surprise estimate.

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Shurley: So Much for 18 Million Bales and Higher Prices

August 14, 2017

If USDA’s September numbers still validate a 20+ million bale crop, prices could slide. If not, the 68-70 cent level – or better – should hold.

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USDA Report Stuns Market. Now, Wait for Reality.

August 14, 2017

USDA stunned the market with its August estimate of U.S. cotton production. But remember – history has shown consistent deviation between mid-summer estimates and final harvest realities.

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Production, Weather Woes Boosting Market

August 4, 2017

Mother Nature’s recent Texas outburst was rough on cotton fields. But it was enough to boost prices back into the 70s.

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Technically Speaking, Pay Attention to Fundamentals

July 28, 2017

With prices holding in a three-cent range, it’s likely time to pay attention to what the market fundamentals and technicals are telling us.

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December Futures Prices? Ask Mother Nature.

July 23, 2017

Opinions differ on where December futures prices may go. But there’s no doubt that Mother Nature holds the key to forthcoming price activity.

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With Market Oversold, Is Bullish Return Near?

July 14, 2017

The cotton invert continues, as both the U.S. and Australian crops are oversold.

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Shurley: Prices Continue to Flounder in Lower Range

July 14, 2017

The July USDA crop production and supply and demand estimates report was not bad, but prices continue to show no improvement.

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Rain in India, U.S. Keeps Pressure on Prices

July 7, 2017

Beneficial rains in the U.S. and India kept pressure on cotton prices, as the December futures contract settled the past week unchanged.

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Shurley on Cotton: Where Did the Acres Go?

July 6, 2017

Dr. Don Shurley says the recent USDA Planted Acreage report did not deliver as expected, making times a bit confusing for producers looking to manage risk.

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Bulls Push Market on Heels of USDA Planting Report

July 5, 2017

Smaller than expected U.S. cotton plantings – and the potential smaller crop – caught the bulls’ attention in the market.