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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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Cleveland on Cotton: Moisture, Cool Temps Hang On as USDA Tallies Yield Estimates

Cleveland on Cotton: Moisture, Cool Temps Hang On as USDA Tallies Yield Estimates

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Sep 30, 2017

Cotton trading held to the 68-69 cent trading level all week as the December futures contract found limited support from demand as well as strong signals that 2017 production would come in solidly below the current USDA estimate.   Given the

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Cleveland on Cotton: WASDE Left Market Spinning from Highest Ever World Supply to Use Ratio

Cleveland on Cotton: WASDE Left Market Spinning from Highest Ever World Supply to Use Ratio

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

This is a tough one. While losing some 700 points from the hurricane driven high, December futures are still hovering near 69 cents and attempting to dig in its heels. Its efforts will prove fruitless, I predict. The real work

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Cleveland on Cotton: Late Crop Plus 2 Hurricanes – What’s Next?

Cleveland on Cotton: Late Crop Plus 2 Hurricanes – What’s Next?

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

An ill wind is blowing amidst the chaotic cotton trading that was brought about by back to back hurricanes slamming into two of the country’s major cotton producing regions. But which way does the wind blow?  After scattering most of

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Cleveland on Cotton: Hurricane Harvey Threat Brought Triple Digit Gains

Cleveland on Cotton: Hurricane Harvey Threat Brought Triple Digit Gains

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Aug 25, 2017

Mother Nature!  She took us back to a 70 cent trade Friday morning before succumbing to the “buy the rumor, sell the fact,” market adage as Hurricane Harvey bore down on the open and ready to pick South Texas Upper

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Cleveland on Cotton: Promising Crop Makes 70 Cent Dec. Looking Doubtful

Cleveland on Cotton: Promising Crop Makes 70 Cent Dec. Looking Doubtful

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Aug 18, 2017

The anticipated big U.S. crop took cotton prices lower on the week as reports from both India and China suggested those crops were progressing well.   With production in the world’s leading exporting countries increasing, textile mills will find a

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Cleveland on Cotton: Stunned by WASDE Report? It Ain’t Over Yet.

Cleveland on Cotton: Stunned by WASDE Report? It Ain’t Over Yet.

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Aug 11, 2017

Rain makes grain, and cotton too it seems!  The market was stunned on report day, but discounted the report at the end of the week. (A USDA report is very good at humbling private market analysts.)  Yet, we must stick

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Cleveland on Cotton: Rain Washes Over West Texas Acres; Don’t Be Greedy

Cleveland on Cotton: Rain Washes Over West Texas Acres; Don’t Be Greedy

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

The stage is being set for one heck of a play!! Mother Nature came back into play and instead of boosting West Texas production with adequate moisture, she likely washed away some acreage and played havoc with plant growth, regrowth

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Cleveland on Cotton: Short Run Favors the Bulls; Fundamentals vs. Technicals

Cleveland on Cotton: Short Run Favors the Bulls; Fundamentals vs. Technicals

👤By O.A. Cotton, O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Jul 28, 2017

The new crop December futures contract simply got too close to 69 cents and had to back off lest the bulls get too excited. All contracts closed the week in the red. While growers are wanting to see a 70-72

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