October 2, 2014
After a few regulatory delays, IntercontinentalExchange plans to launch its postponed global cotton futures contract early next year.
September 29, 2014
Weighed down by unexpected announcements from China, cotton prices continued to trend lower and confusion reigned, as traders attempted to decipher the actual Chinese cotton policy.
September 26, 2014
This is not a good time to be trying to sell cotton. Nothing will appear relatively attractive at this point, but growers nevertheless need to carefully consider their options.
September 23, 2014
Apparel manufacturers from eight countries will get a good look at U.S. cotton yarn and fabric production during Cotton Council International’s 2014 COTTON USA Western Hemisphere Uniform Manufacturers Tour.
September 22, 2014
The Cotton Board's producer members recently participated in a “Segment Swap” program designed to give them a better understand of how cotton importers make their sourcing decisions.
September 19, 2014
The current trading range continues, as the market analyzes the impact of flooding in the U.S., continued dryness in Australia and the first initial official announcement by the Chinese government with respect to its new cotton policy.
September 19, 2014
The cotton market has been shrouded in plenty of uncertainty lately, which continues to drive its meandering sideways movement.
September 16, 2014
When folks in the cotton industry say polyester stinks, they now have the research to back the statement up.
September 12, 2014
USDA’s September World Supply Demand report gives us no reason to believe that the narrow 62 to 72 cents trading range will change in the coming month. But the market will likely draw its direction from Mother Nature in the coming weeks.
September 11, 2014
Based on USDA’s September Supply Demand report, a smaller U.S. crop should provide some support for prices. But an increase in total world production, reduction in use and increase in stocks may also weigh on the market.
September 8, 2014
Five honorees have been elected to the first class of Cotton Incorporated’s newly-established Cotton Research and Promotion Program Hall of Fame.
September 5, 2014
Ongoing anticipation of the Chinese government’s announcement regarding price supports for the 2014 crop has driven cotton prices back near the bottom of the current trading range.
October 31, 2014
With the conclusion of the WTO Brazil case, the U.S. cotton industry can bring a renewed focus to the challenges ahead, coming from a familiar source.
October 27, 2014
An end of week uptick closed the market up 81 points from the previous week. But the longer-term direction is still sideways, with a range of mostly 62 to 67 cents.
October 24, 2014
The same record that has been spinning for weeks is still playing. The 61 to 62 cent price resistance holds firm, attempts to close above 65 cents continue to be thwarted, and the potential for a short covering rally lingers strong in the background.
October 24, 2014
Volatility dropped this week, as the market is discounting a scenario in which prices are not expected to change significantly over the coming months. Once all harvest is complete and sorted out, we may see renewed pressure on cash prices.
October 23, 2014
Cotton Incorporated will again host Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show – a fashion marathon featuring a different cotton look every minute – in early November.
October 11, 2014
After recently falling to the 61-cent level, prices have made a modest, but still welcomed, recovery.
October 7, 2014
With cotton prices sitting below the threshold that triggers government loan repayment assistance, the pressure for growers to move their cotton to market after harvest may be reduced.