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Cleveland on Cotton: What a Week! What a Roll!

Cleveland on Cotton: What a Week! What a Roll!

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Dec 15, 2017

With apologies to Mr. Rogers, It’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood and the cotton market has been mine. What a roll. Despite the bearish interpretation of the past two WASDE reports, price action on ICE has clearly demonstrated that

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Cleveland on Cotton: Bullish Market Except for the Abundance of Low Mic Fiber

Cleveland on Cotton: Bullish Market Except for the Abundance of Low Mic Fiber

👤O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Dec 8, 2017

The long awaited rally above 70 cents appeared to mature this week as the March contract has gained five cents just since November. I am reminded of my friend that sold his cotton in November and then commented that the

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Cleveland on Cotton: World Stocks Tighten as Consumption Increases

Cleveland on Cotton: World Stocks Tighten as Consumption Increases

👤By O.A. Cotton, O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Dec 4, 2017

Driven by tightening world stocks and led by an ever increasing world consumption, cotton prices continue to move higher.  The nearby March contract settled the week 73.28 with the 2018 July at 74.05.   Export demand continues to drive the

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Cleveland on Cotton: A Battle of Supply vs Supply

Cleveland on Cotton: A Battle of Supply vs Supply

👤By O.A. Cotton, O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Nov 17, 2017

The U.S. is running out of cotton, again.  Likely, a few of you are thinking my medication has gotten the best of me.  The November USDA world supply demand report estimated U.S. carryover would balloon to 6.1 million bales.  I

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Cleveland on Cotton: Demand Grows as Price Becomes More Competitive

Cleveland on Cotton: Demand Grows as Price Becomes More Competitive

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Nov 10, 2017

USDA gave us a mildly bullish supply demand report on Thursday and after a typical market fake out, prices reversed and moved higher, ending the week back above 69 cents. The report was expected in that world consumption was increased

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Cleveland on Cotton: Consumption and Yields Just Keeps Growing

Cleveland on Cotton: Consumption and Yields Just Keeps Growing

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Nov 3, 2017

The big BEAR crop in the U.S. and around the world just cannot push New York lower. The trading range continues, but most of the activity is occurring in the upper end of the range, 67-70 cents. Nevertheless, the 65

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Cleveland On Cotton: A Shot At 71 Cents

Cleveland On Cotton: A Shot At 71 Cents

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Oct 27, 2017

News of the Indian government’s plan to keep more of the country’s cotton in the country for domestic use shot prices higher on Monday and the market was able to hold about half of that 250-plus point leap all week.

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Cleveland on Cotton: North Carolina Mill Closure; “Polyester Football” Time

Cleveland on Cotton: North Carolina Mill Closure; “Polyester Football” Time

👤By O.A. Cotton, O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Oct 23, 2017

Cotton prices were on their heels all week defending the 67 cent area and settled the week at 66.88 cents.  This was the lowest settlement since August 16.  Merchants continued their attempts of forcing carry in the futures market and

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Cleveland on Cotton: Maybe We’re Misreading Market Intentions

Cleveland on Cotton: Maybe We’re Misreading Market Intentions

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Oct 13, 2017

After finding the USDA October supply demand report initially bearish, cotton prices rebounded on the idea of stronger demand and significant questions with respect to the size of both the U.S. and foreign crops. Indian prices were very strong and

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Cleveland on Cotton: Market Factors – Weather + U.S. Crop Estimate, Oct. 12

Cleveland on Cotton: Market Factors – Weather + U.S. Crop Estimate, Oct. 12

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Oct 6, 2017

Cotton prices were momentarily excited this week as initial projections had tropical storm Nate headed for the heart of the big Georgia crop as well as the central/southern portion the Alabama crop. Once that changed the market fell back to

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