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Market Analysis

Pakistani Mills Look For The Competitive Edge

March 23, 2009

Pakistan’s cotton and textile industries have adapted to changes in the global cotton trading environment during recent years by investing

Market Analysis

Bullish Hope Challenged

March 19, 2009

December ’09 futures by November had dropped in excess of 50 cents per pound in 4 months. In the meantime,

Marketing

Positioning for the Rebound

March 12, 2009

The cotton industry is facing some of the most difficult hurdles it has had to clear in recent years. As

Marketing

Market Distortions Demand Reform

March 12, 2009

Demand for commodities from speculative investment vehicles was a double-edged sword. On one side, it created higher than average price

Marketing

Cotton Marketer of the Year

March 12, 2009

“In 2008, Max’s fixations began at around 78 cents per pounds and it went all the way up into the

Wolf Trax Wins International Marketing Award

March 11, 2009

Wolf Trax recently earned a top marketing award for its new video “A Bright Idea that Sparks the Power of

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

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

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

Experimental Marketing

March 9, 2009

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

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

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Market Analysis

With Market Oversold, Is Bullish Return Near?

July 14, 2017

The cotton invert continues, as both the U.S. and Australian crops are oversold.

Market Analysis

Shurley: Prices Continue to Flounder in Lower Range

July 14, 2017

The July USDA crop production and supply and demand estimates report was not bad, but prices continue to show no improvement.

Market Analysis

Rain in India, U.S. Keeps Pressure on Prices

July 7, 2017

Beneficial rains in the U.S. and India kept pressure on cotton prices, as the December futures contract settled the past week unchanged.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: Where Did the Acres Go?

July 6, 2017

Dr. Don Shurley says the recent USDA Planted Acreage report did not deliver as expected, making times a bit confusing for producers looking to manage risk.

Market Analysis

Bulls Push Market on Heels of USDA Planting Report

July 5, 2017

Smaller than expected U.S. cotton plantings – and the potential smaller crop – caught the bulls’ attention in the market.

Promotion

Wrangler Joins Field to Market Sustainability Efforts

June 30, 2017

Wrangler is the first apparel brand to join the sustainable agriculture alliance.

Promotion

Cotton LEADS Adds HUGO BOSS to Partner Ranks

June 29, 2017

Global fashion house HUGO BOSS is the newest member of the Cotton LEADS program.

Market Analysis

Market Catching Its Breath After 10-Day Slide

June 23, 2017

After an unprecedented 10-day drop in prices, the market is trying to catch its breath.

Market Analysis

Mother Nature, Not Bulls, Managing the Market

June 16, 2017

Cotton prices took a big hit, and bullish signals are hard to find. Mother Nature is now in charge.

Promotion

USDA Seeks Cotton Board Nominees

June 15, 2017

USDA is seeking nominations for candidates to fill 13 member and 13 alternate positions on the Cotton Board.

Market Analysis

Shurley: June Report Sends Mixed Signals

June 15, 2017

USDA’s June WASDE report contained some good news and some bad news. Overall, Dr. Don Shurley considers the report somewhat bearish.