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Market Analysis

Still On Top – Cotton Remains Consumers’ No. 1 Choice for Clothing

March 11, 2009

The most formidable adversary to global cotton is not disease, insects, market fluctuations or the challenge of transporting cotton around

Market Analysis

Joe Nicosia: The Outlook for U.S. Cotton

March 11, 2009

“How did we get where we are at today?” Joe Nicosia, CEO of Allenberg Cotton Company, began at the Mid-South

Market Analysis

Foreign Production Deficit Key to Cotton Market

March 9, 2009

World mill use is projected to increase faster than production, indicating a stronger market. However, the perspective for the 2006/07

Marketing

Experimental Marketing

March 9, 2009

The Cotton Research & Promotion Program was created to recapture lost markets, maintain existing markets and establish new markets for

Market Analysis

Johanns Believes U.S. Farmers Need A Global Perspective

March 5, 2009

As United States policy makers consider a new Farm Bill next year, the challenge of meeting domestic needs while balancing

A Raging-bull Wheat Market is the Financial Motivation for Rotating Cotton and Wheat

March 5, 2009

A soybean/cotton rotation? Sometimes. A corn/cotton rotation? Absolutely. A wheat/cotton rotation? When the cash price of wheat exploded through the

Corn Crashes Cotton’s Party?

March 5, 2009

Cotton growers have had a peaceful coexistence with what Native Americans called “maize” for a couple of decades. Maybe longer.

The U.S. & China: The Twain Meets

March 5, 2009

On November 7th, Yao Ming and his Houston Rockets came to Memphis and vanquished the hometown Grizzlies, 86-80. Less than

Cotton Marketing 101

March 4, 2009

Most cotton growers are very knowledgeable when it comes to growing and harvesting a crop. They have years of experience,

Cotton Vs. Corn: Paradox Proves Logic

March 4, 2009

Thesis, antithesis, synthesis: The Hegelian dialectic triad. Wilhelm F. Hegel was an 18th-century German philosopher who believed that all things

NYBOT and Cotton Grower Announce Marketers of the Year

March 3, 2009

While eating lunch one afternoon during the 2004 Beltwide Cotton Conference in San Antonio, California producers Bob Hull and Jack

Funding Cotton Incorporated Is Money Well Spent

March 3, 2009

Each year when cotton producers are charged their per bale assessment to fund research and promotion at Cotton Incorporated, they

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Market Analysis

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.

Market Analysis

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.

Market Analysis

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.

Marketing

Bed Sheets Furor Hits Cotton Industry

November 15, 2016

An ongoing scandal about the fiber content and marketing of Egyptian cotton sheets is causing big problems for the Indian textiles industry and some of the U.S. retailers it supplies.

Promotion

Cotton Explores “Athleisurewear” Market

November 14, 2016

A recent article in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reviewed the moves that Cotton Incorporated is making to grow cotton’s share in the “athleisurewear” market.

Promotion

CCI Touts Quality, Innovation during 2016 Sourcing USA Summit

November 11, 2016

Some 415 delegates from 31 counties gathered for Cotton Council International’s ninth biennial Sourcing USA Summit in early November.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: Volatility Reinforces Market Fireworks

November 11, 2016

The cotton market continues to show extreme volatility, as mills and speculative funds attempt to fix prices before the expiry of the December contract. The same fireworks are predicted for the next two weeks.

Market Analysis

Watch for Volatility as December Contract Period Ends

November 4, 2016

There are only a few trading days left before March becomes the lead spot month. The best remaining pricing opportunity for growers should be within this time frame, which could be active and volatile.

Market Analysis

Potential Supply Squeeze Could Push Market Higher

October 31, 2016

With December first notice day only three weeks away, mill buying and other potential squeeze factors could push the December contract to 75 cents and beyond.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: Prices Healthier; China’s Buying

October 21, 2016

After jumping higher on the heels of a bullish world supply demand report, the surge in cotton prices was halted at the 72 cent resistance level. But China is back in buying mode, snapping up nearly 200,000 bales.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: Prices Showing Stability and Potential

October 17, 2016

Many growers want to know when and if the market will get back above 70 cents and provide options to enhance marketing positions. Several factors now in play could give them that opportunity.