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Rose on Cotton: Wet Weather Holding Planters Back; Watch Dec Contract

Rose on Cotton: Wet Weather Holding Planters Back; Watch Dec Contract

👤Louis W Rose IV, Rose Commodity Group 🕔Apr 28, 2017

The bulls took a break this week with the ICE July and Dec contracts giving back 46 and 34 points on the week, respectively. The July – Dec straddle finished the week at a 425 point inversion, down just slightly

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Thompson on Cotton: Cat and Mouse Between Mills and Specs Continues

Thompson on Cotton: Cat and Mouse Between Mills and Specs Continues

👤By Jeff Thompson, Autauga Quality Cotton Association 🕔Apr 24, 2017

Last week saw all three contract months, May, July and December, more than recoup their losses from the previous week. Such volatility is always seen as we approach the expiration of a futures contract with the big trading houses readjusting

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Rose on Cotton: Crop Worth Less in the Future? Time to Get Some Protection Now.

Rose on Cotton: Crop Worth Less in the Future? Time to Get Some Protection Now.

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, The Rose Cotton Report 🕔Apr 21, 2017

The bulls were again winners in an exciting week for longs and producers. In last week’s report, I said the markets bias would be near unchanged to a bit lower. I was wrong.   Despite the impending First Notice Day,

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Cleveland on Cotton: Mills and Exports Keeping the Charts Moving

Cleveland on Cotton: Mills and Exports Keeping the Charts Moving

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Apr 21, 2017

Cotton prices made a run higher this week as export sales and inquiries continue to provide support to the market. The May contract, moves to first notice day and July become the spot month on Monday, April 24.  The continuation

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Shurley on Cotton: Exports Get Another Revision Upward

Shurley on Cotton: Exports Get Another Revision Upward

👤By Don Shurley, University of Georgia Cotton Economist 🕔Apr 12, 2017

USDA’s monthly supply and demand estimates were released today. As expected, US cotton exports for the 2016 crop year (which ends July 31) were increased. Exports are now projected to total 14 million bales. This is an increase of 800,000

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Cleveland on Cotton: Strong Export Sales Continue; Moisture is Plentiful

Cleveland on Cotton: Strong Export Sales Continue; Moisture is Plentiful

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Apr 7, 2017

With apologies to Willie Nelson and Don Meredith, Turn out the Lights but then, the party is not over just yet. The old crop bull has run his course and new crop plantings will make it difficult for December futures

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Rose on Cotton: Take Advantage of Current Prices or Wait for A Rally?

Rose on Cotton: Take Advantage of Current Prices or Wait for A Rally?

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, The Rose Cotton Report 🕔Apr 7, 2017

The bulls ran out of steam this week, allowing the bears to maul them with the lead May contract losing 387 points; the July contract gave up 312 points and the Dec 180.  The nearby May – July spread weakened

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Thompson on Cotton: May Drags on Dec. but Uptrend Still Intact

Thompson on Cotton: May Drags on Dec. but Uptrend Still Intact

👤By Jeff Thompson, Autauga Quality Cotton Association 🕔Apr 6, 2017

For weeks now new crop prices have traded in the mid 70’s, the beneficiary of the long talked about standoff between the trade’s large short position and the spec’s greater long position. December’s been drug along for the ride, as

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Shurley on Cotton: Increased Acres Expected Everywhere but Florida

Shurley on Cotton: Increased Acres Expected Everywhere but Florida

👤By Don Shurley, Cotton Economist/Professor Emeritus of Cotton Economics, UG 🕔Apr 3, 2017

US cotton producers say they intend to plant 12.23 million acres of cotton this year–up 21.4% from last year. This number, released earlier today, is higher than most pre-report expectations. The National Cotton Council survey-based estimate back in early February

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Rose on Cotton: Forward Contracts – Read the Fine Print or Get Help Before Signing

Rose on Cotton: Forward Contracts – Read the Fine Print or Get Help Before Signing

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, The Rose Cotton Report 🕔Mar 31, 2017

The ICE May contract and the nearby May – July spread effectively finished unchanged on the week on extremely strong demand data and bearish new crop acreage data.  The Dec contract was less affected by the torrid pace of US

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