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Cotton Demand Facing Difficult Climate

May 27, 2009

By their very definition, markets are places where parties with competing goals come together. Sellers are trying to sell at


The Time is Right

May 11, 2009

For two generations of consumers, “The Touch, The Feel of Cotton ― The Fabric of Our Lives” were the lyrics


“The Fabric of Our Lives” Gets a Reprise

May 11, 2009

For two generations ‚”The touch, the feel of cotton” are the lyrics that have linked consumers to cotton. Cotton Incorporated


FiberMax Honors New Class of One Ton Growers

May 11, 2009

Bayer CropScience recently hosted the fourth annual FiberMax One Ton Club awards banquet to honor the 2008 class of One

Market Analysis

Survey: U.S. Cotton Stocks Could Reach Six-Year Low

May 11, 2009

U.S. cotton inventories may fall to the lowest in six years by July 2010 as demand from domestic and overseas

Will Next Year Finally Be the “Next Year” We’ve Been Talking About?

April 28, 2009

Don’t look now, but there’s a little bit of a rally going on in the cotton market. The NYBOT December

Q&A with Monica Forti – Director of International Trading at The Seam

March 24, 2009

Could you describe your position at The Seam? My responsibility is to direct the international trading. Our International Marketplace includes

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

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,

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

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

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

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Market Analysis

Shurley: Demand Is Key to Price Strength and Stability

November 21, 2017

Demand is the key to cotton's future. We still have a way to go, but the outlook has certainly improved.

Market Analysis

U.S. Sales Booming to Meet Bullish Demand

November 17, 2017

Cotton appears to be caught in a battle between supply and supply. And that keeps prices well positioned to stay where they are.

Market Analysis

Increased Cotton Demand Moving the Market

November 11, 2017

A bullish supply demand report for November proves that demand moves markets. And demand for cotton has resurfaced.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: Yields, Quality, Consumption Still Rising

November 4, 2017

Reports of high yields, premium quality and growing consumption are keeping prices at the higher end of the trading range.

Market Analysis

India and Frost Combine to Prop Up Market

October 27, 2017

India’s plan to keep more of its cotton for domestic use, plus a potential freeze in West Texas, propped up the market during the past week.

Market Analysis

Bears Growling on Harvest and Demand Challenges

October 22, 2017

Although current trading activity represents a bearish price outlook, Dr. O.A. Cleveland still believes the 65 cent price support will hold. . .even though more experts are abandoning that position.

Market Analysis

Shurley: October Numbers Not As Expected, But Prices Hold

October 18, 2017

USDA’s October production and supply and demand estimates are like apples – pick and choose and you’ll find some numbers you like...and some you won’t.

Market Analysis

Trying to Read the Market: Bearish, Neutral or Bullish?

October 13, 2017

After finding USDA’s October WASDE report initially bearish and somewhat neutral, cotton prices went mildly bullish thinking about stronger demand and the real size of the U.S. and foreign crops.

Market Analysis

Examining Loan Program and Rate Changes for 2017

October 9, 2017

Dr. Don Shurley provides an analysis of what changes in the marketing assistance loan for 2017 could mean for cotton growers.

Market Analysis

Prices Still Sideways as Bearish Moods Grow

October 6, 2017

The market is watching weather and waiting for USDA’s October report. But bearish signs are starting to surface in some segments.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: Market in Hang On and Wait Mode

October 1, 2017

Cotton prices are holding without clear direction right now, as the market continues to watch USDA projections and harvest conditions for answers.