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Managing Price Risk

February 25, 2009

Price risk has increased substantially for cotton industry participants since the U.S. market became mainly dependent on export demand. The


Beyond Your Imagination

February 25, 2009

An important program to convince Chinese consumers to make cotton the fabric of their lives is being implemented, in part,


A World Without Cotton Incorporated?

February 24, 2009

“I don’t want to live in a world without Cotton Incorporated. In 1973 when I was 13 years old, my

Market Analysis

Tracking Cotton Demand Can Be Complicated

February 23, 2009

While much of the market’s attention is focused on the sharp drop in 2007 U.S. cotton acreage and a widely

Market Analysis

The Trickle-Down Effect

February 12, 2009

If U.S. growers don’t think the quality of their cotton matters, there is something they should consider. Yes, it is

Improving Your Risk Management and Pricing Strategies

February 12, 2009

Long-term cotton market forecasts are indicating stronger prices. While that optimism is needed and welcomed by many cotton growers across

Meeting The Objectives

February 11, 2009

Entering the 2007 season, Cotton Incorporated had six major objectives, said J. Berrye Worsham, President and CEO. Improve farm profitability

Cotton Marketers of the Year – Wayne and Ed Teal

February 11, 2009

Maybe what we have here is E. F. Hutton on both sides. “We listen to people who are world-class economists

Fulfilling Our Mission

February 11, 2009

As my staff and I began planning our 2007 research and promotion efforts, we narrowed down six major objectives that

Reasons For Optimism

February 11, 2009

Well, we’re finally at the end of a long road as we finish up the final pages of our redesign

The Dickensian State Of Cotton

February 9, 2009

Allenberg Cotton Co. CEO Joe Nicosia began by quoting Charles Dickens: “It was the best of times, it was the


February 9, 2009

Many years and almost as many surgeries ago, I was a dedicated weekend tennis player. Note I said dedicated, not

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Market Analysis

Bears Impact Market, But Long Term Still Bullish

August 22, 2016

The near term technical perspective for the cotton market has turned a bit bearish. But, the longer term outlook remains bullish.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: Prices Slip Under Pressure

August 15, 2016

The sudden jump in cotton prices was recently referred to as “Christmas in July.” Well, the new wears off eventually – even for Christmas gifts.

Market Analysis

Market Holds On in Face of Neutral Report

August 14, 2016

USDA’s August cotton reports were neutral-to-supportive, keeping the 70-78 cent trading range in place as the major trading channel.

Market Analysis

Market Strong, But Looking for Answers on China, India

August 5, 2016

This market has 80 cents written all over it. But it’s also calling for a closer look at reported cotton stocks in China and India.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: Feed This Hungry Cotton Market Now!

August 1, 2016

The cotton market is hungry and wants to be fed. It’s time for growers to move their price fixations up and sell it some cotton!

Market Analysis

Mother Nature Now in Charge of the Market

July 24, 2016

At this point in the crop production year, be assured that Mother Nature will still have the major say with respect to cotton prices.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: USDA Turns the Bulls Loose

July 18, 2016

Say it again: Technicals are the leading indicator of fundamentals; they kept telling us higher prices were coming.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: It’s Christmas in July!

July 13, 2016

The calendar says July. But for cotton growers, it may as well be “Merry Christmas.”

Market Analysis

Watching Bulls, Bears and Fundamentals

July 11, 2016

Fundamentals rule in the long run, but technicals provide the roadmap. Just be sure to keep an eye on the bulls and bears.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: A Fun Week of Bulls, Bears and Brexit

July 5, 2016

The cotton market experienced a fun, exciting week as trading focused on strong bullish and bearish fundamentals – and little to no impact from Brexit.

Market Analysis

Shurley: Acreage Numbers Could Challenge Range-Bound Prices

July 1, 2016

In light of the June 30 USDA acres planted numbers, it would have to be considered good news if cotton’s “range bound” prices can remain at or above 64 cents.