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.
December 9, 2014
Georgia cotton consultant Michael Williams has a one-word answer to picking varieties: “Yield.” He’s not alone in that assessment. Those …
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.
September 5, 2014
The market seems to be stuck in the middle of nowhere at the moment, as December cotton reflects the current tight transition period and the bears continue to pressure March pricing.
September 2, 2014
The delay of deliverable 2014 world production supplies, coupled with limited availability of old crop export grade cotton, has kept a bit of a fire burning under the market.
August 29, 2014
As merchants and mills wait for new crop cotton to impact the market, they are finding out that supplies for nearby shipment are both pricey and hard to come by.
August 28, 2014
Anthony Tancredi of Louis Dreyfus Commodities says the most important thing for anyone in the market to know is what China’s cotton policy is. The problem: no one knows – or is sharing – the policy details.
January 26, 2015
For the fourth time since last spring, prices have again failed to hold support as new negative forces overtake the market. The decline in prices is concerning, but is offset somewhat by a strong basis and premiums for quality and an increasing LDP/MLG.
January 14, 2015
Cotton Incorporated will conduct its Cotton Price Risk Management Seminar on February 10 in Memphis, TN.
January 11, 2015
Despite spending the week in positive territory, the market was thinly traded, but closed slightly higher and withstood the increasing value of the U.S. dollar. That’s a win for cotton, as it held its own despite a widespread call for lower prices.
January 5, 2015
Recent price drops erased all gains from the previous nine sessions in one fell swoop, moving the market back into the 58-61 cents sideways range from which it tried to escape.