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Rose on Cotton: This Crop is a Mixed Bag in a Bearish Situation

Rose on Cotton: This Crop is a Mixed Bag in a Bearish Situation

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, The Rose Cotton Report 🕔Jun 23, 2017

The bears continue to maul our market. The Dec and Mar contracts gave up 236 and 240 points on the week, respectively, although July picked up 77 points ahead of its notice period. The Dec – Mar spread remains very

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Thompson on Cotton: Will the Dec. Contract Spike Once July Expires?

Thompson on Cotton: Will the Dec. Contract Spike Once July Expires?

👤By Jeff Thompson, Autauga Quality Cotton Association 🕔Jun 23, 2017

The cotton market has been no place for the faint of heart in recent weeks. Both the July and December contracts have taken it on the chin, with funds liquidating their July longs and the trade content to watch it

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Pima Cotton: Less Acres Planted Due to Cool, Wet Conditions

Pima Cotton: Less Acres Planted Due to Cool, Wet Conditions

👤From Supima 🕔Jun 16, 2017

The 2016/17 pima cotton crop year is coming to an end with less than 2 months of reporting to go and will end on a positive note with export shipments approaching those from three years ago.  As of June 1,

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Thompson On Cotton: Reasons Not To Slip Into Panic Pricing

Thompson On Cotton: Reasons Not To Slip Into Panic Pricing

👤By Jeff Thompson, Autauga Quality Cotton Association 🕔Jun 14, 2017

Some might say the inevitable happened yesterday. The range bound December contract finally broke settling at 71.82, its lowest close since January 30 of this year. I think we can officially declare a winner to our aforementioned game of tug

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Shurley on Cotton: June Report Sends Mixed Signals

Shurley on Cotton: June Report Sends Mixed Signals

👤By Don Shurley, University of Georgia Cotton Economist 🕔Jun 13, 2017

Last week’s USDA monthly crop production and supply and demand estimates contained some good news and some bad news. Overall, I’d have to consider the report somewhat bearish. The market (new crop December futures prices) has been in a “downward-sideways”

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Cleveland on Cotton: Keep in Mind – WASDE Estimates are Fluid

Cleveland on Cotton: Keep in Mind – WASDE Estimates are Fluid

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Jun 9, 2017

USDA’s June supply demand report sent old crop and new crop prices lower at week’s end as the marked absorbed thoughts larger crops on the horizon in importing countries as well as the Franc Zone.  World production was projected at

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Cotton Market: Will Expected Demand Arrive Soon Enough?

Cotton Market: Will Expected Demand Arrive Soon Enough?

👤By Jeff Thompson, Autauga Quality Cotton Association 🕔Jun 7, 2017

One could say looking at the cotton market over the past few months has been akin to watching paint dry.  Nonetheless, monotony should not always be looked upon as a bad thing, especially when trading in a range of 72

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Shurley on Cotton: At What Price Should You Reduce Your Risk?

Shurley on Cotton: At What Price Should You Reduce Your Risk?

👤By Don Shurley, Cotton Economist/Professor Emeritus of Cotton Economics, UG 🕔May 31, 2017

According to the latest USDA Crop Progress report, the US cotton crop was 63%  planted as of May 28th—essentially at the average for that date. In the Southeast, planting progress is at a normal level with exception of North Carolina

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Rose on Cotton: July Might be Ready for a Bounce

Rose on Cotton: July Might be Ready for a Bounce

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, The Rose Cotton Report 🕔May 26, 2017

The bears got to scratch another mark in the “W” column this week with the July and Dec contracts giving up 236 and 66 points, respectively.  The July – Dec straddle remains significantly inverted at 430 points of negative carry,

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Cleveland on Cotton: Demand for the 2017-2018 U.S. Crop Continues

Cleveland on Cotton: Demand for the 2017-2018 U.S. Crop Continues

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔May 26, 2017

Just as expected the trade regrouped and blasted the old crop July out of the sky, driving it down to just 77 cents by week’s end. There may be another weak challenge of 80 cents, but not likely. On-call sales

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