June 23, 2014
The past week’s roller coaster ride in July prices was more about end-of-year book balancing and end-of-game bluffs and calls rather than about the supply and demand of cotton, creating a total disconnect between futures price and cash price.
June 13, 2014
The Cotton Board’s Executive Committee has confirmed $80 million for funding of the 2015 Research and Promotion Program.
June 9, 2014
As the bears continue their month-long rule of the cotton market, upgrades and investment in Chinese mills are driving demand for machine-harvested, high grade foreign cotton.
May 30, 2014
As expected, rain in Texas sent prices three cents lower almost immediately. The market is now down in both the July and new crop December contracts, and is attempting to hold the line on any further price decline.
May 19, 2014
The recent influx of man-made fibers into blue jeans is not a good fit for many consumers, and could affect the care, wear and expected five-year longevity of their beloved blue jeans.
May 19, 2014
During a period when everyone predicted extreme volatility, the cotton market was calm. Possibly, this truly is the dark before the dawn.
May 11, 2014
Old crop prices slipped some 200 points on the week, and the new crop December contract settled marginally higher. Thus, the market was a wash during the week despite trading through triple digits most days.
May 7, 2014
The American Apparel and Footwear Association has awarded Supima the American Image Award for Premium Fiber Branding.
May 5, 2014
Young cotton professionals around the globe are once again gearing up for first class learning opportunities this summer in Memphis and Lubbock.
May 2, 2014
Cotton prices settled 100 to 200 points higher on the week as bullish fundamentals continue to build and speculative funds add to their already bullish positions.
May 2, 2014
The ICAC anticipates increases in world consumption of cotton and mill use in the coming year, but also projects declines in cotton production and world trade. All can be traced to changes in China’s cotton policy.
November 21, 2014
The recent COTTON USA Sourcing USA Summit brought representatives from global sourcing companies together with the U.S. cotton industry to discuss the advantages of U.S.-grown cotton.
November 17, 2014
The recent trading action that pushed cotton prices into the 50s is linked to the interplay of spec short covering and spec long liquidation, which should keep the market in its current sideways trend.
November 11, 2014
USDA’s November crop production and supply/demand numbers are little changed from the October numbers.
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.