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Cotton Market Trending Sideways

October 18, 2011

Plexus N. Y. futures remained in a sideways trend, with December closing 117 points lower at 101.56 cents. Although the

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Strong Dollar Reigns in the Cotton Bull

October 3, 2011

By Dr. O. A Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University For Bayer CropScience Cotton prices eased above the dollar sign

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Life Cycle Inventory and Analysis Project Completed

October 3, 2011

Cotton Incorporated announced the completion of a comprehensive life cycle inventory and life cycle analysis of cotton products. The analysis

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Cotton Recovers Early Losses

October 3, 2011

Plexus New York futures managed to recover some of last week’s heavy losses, as December gained 293 points last week

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Cleveland: Cotton Prices Falter Along with Other Commodities

September 26, 2011

Dr. O.A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University Special for Bayer CropScience   Cotton prices took it on the chin

Cleveland: Dollar Cotton Returns

September 13, 2011

By Dr. O. A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University Special for Bayer CropScience Cotton prices gaped higher and had

Demand, Mother Nature Drive Prices

August 29, 2011

By Dr. O. A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University For Bayer CropScience Cotton futures were back and forth all

Cleveland: Dollar Cotton Makes Dog Days of August Easier to Handle

August 24, 2011

By Dr. O.A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University Special for Bayer CropScience The dog days of August are much

Cleveland: Cotton Market will Rebound, Count On It

August 16, 2011

Dr. O. A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi For Bayer CropScience Dollar Cotton has returned. But, a hint is in order:

Cleveland: Dog Days of Summer Impact Cotton Market

August 9, 2011

Dr. O. A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University For Bayer CropScience   No matter the price level, the dog

O.A. Cleveland: Cotton Struggles to Hold Its Ground

August 3, 2011

For Bayer CropScience Cotton struggled all last week attempting to keep its head above water, but demand continues to plague

Cleveland: Cotton Struggles to Keep Its Head Above Water

August 2, 2011

By Dr. O. A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University For Bayer CropScience   Cotton struggled all last week attempting

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Market Remains Strong as The Limited Bows Out

January 20, 2017

The market consolidated gains of the past few weeks, just as The Limited – a primary supplier of cotton to women – closes its doors.

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Shurley on Cotton: Opportunities in Improved Market

January 16, 2017

March futures have improved, and January is looking like a good month. The big question and the uncertainty is whether or not this will last.

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Market Holds in Face of USDA Report Adjustments

January 16, 2017

From now likely into the mid-March trading period, the very bullish call sales ratio will continue to carry the ball for the bulls.

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Bull Market Pushes Prices to Five Month High

January 9, 2017

Prices reached a five-month high, as cotton demand flexed its muscles and pushed the market up.

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Could the Market Drift into the Mid-70s? It’s Possible.

December 28, 2016

The 70-73 cent price range remains very firm, with a good chance that the market could drift into the mid-70s.

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Export Sales Drive Market as Potential for Explosive Growth Builds

December 19, 2016

U.S. export sales continue to lead trading. But conditions are growing for a potential “explosive fire” under the market.

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Shurley: December Numbers May Contain Hidden Stocking Stuffers

December 12, 2016

USDA’s December production and supply/demand estimates were as expected in some respects. But it also contained a few unexpected and positive surprises.

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Is Market Opening Window for “Made in U.S.” Revival?

December 12, 2016

USDA’s seemingly bearish December supply demand report failed to break cotton’s upside momentum, presenting a small window to potentially revive the “Made in U.S.” theme.

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Prices Hold as U.S. Quality Cotton Moves to Market

December 2, 2016

U.S. crop quality is essentially the highest on record. While mills may be facing potentially higher prices, they are getting a bargain on their U.S. purchases.

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Market Set for Shift to March Contract

November 21, 2016

The market is expected to rally higher early in the week as shorts buy their way out. Grower prices will then be based on the March contract, as December will be its expiry period.

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Shurley on Cotton: Closing Out 2016, First Look at 2017

November 21, 2016

The 2016 U.S. crop may still be somewhat of a question mark, but USDA’s November numbers provided clarity on a few things – the crop got smaller in some areas as expected, but still got bigger overall.