April 11, 2014
A change in Chinese cotton policy could set global stocks on the right path. But at what cost?
April 10, 2014
The U.S. textile industry has quietly attracted a noteworthy amount in foreign investments, and U.S. cotton producers are one of the primary reasons why.
March 24, 2014
The market is looking to move above 94 cents, then jump to 96 cents. Yet, I would not hold my breath looking for 98 cents. As to how much the new crop December might tag along with the May contract, the new crop will be led by weather developments, not old crop prices.
March 20, 2014
Following a better than anticipated 2013 crop, some softening in grain prices and more concrete answers about the future thanks to a new farm bill, optimism in the cotton market seems a bit brighter than a year ago. But there are some trends that bear watching.
March 14, 2014
More than 100 retailers, brands and manufacturers – including Brooks Brothers – have now joined the Cotton LEADS program as partners.
March 6, 2014
The cotton market recaptured most of last week’s losses. Yet, while bullish signals persist, scaling and holding the 90 cent barrier continues to elude the bulls.
March 3, 2014
There are certainly no dull moments in the cotton ring as bulls and bears constantly face the threat of triple digit price moves.
February 21, 2014
Cotton prices flirted with 90 cents all week as the New York nearby May contract battled to climb above that mark. Speculators were on both sides of the battle, as hedgers stayed clear of the skirmish. Yet, mill call sales
February 18, 2014
Marcus D. Martin and his son, Marcus L. Martin, of Casa Grande, AZ, make it a point to have lunch together nearly every day. It gives them time to talk about what’s happening on the farm. But it also gives
February 18, 2014
Cotton prices moved higher on the week, reaching a six month high as the March contract gave way to the May contract as the spot month. Attempting again to climb above 90 cents, the market – while remaining strong –
February 11, 2014
Jordan Lea was elected the 2014 president of Cotton Council International (CCI) during the organization’s board meeting held during the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) recent annual meeting. CCI is the export promotions arm of the NCC and carries out programs
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.
October 24, 2014
The same record that has been spinning for weeks is still playing. The 61 to 62 cent price resistance holds firm, attempts to close above 65 cents continue to be thwarted, and the potential for a short covering rally lingers strong in the background.
October 24, 2014
Volatility dropped this week, as the market is discounting a scenario in which prices are not expected to change significantly over the coming months. Once all harvest is complete and sorted out, we may see renewed pressure on cash prices.
October 23, 2014
Cotton Incorporated will again host Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show – a fashion marathon featuring a different cotton look every minute – in early November.
October 11, 2014
After recently falling to the 61-cent level, prices have made a modest, but still welcomed, recovery.
October 7, 2014
With cotton prices sitting below the threshold that triggers government loan repayment assistance, the pressure for growers to move their cotton to market after harvest may be reduced.