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Cleveland On Cotton: Don’t Blame The Export Market

Cleveland On Cotton: Don’t Blame The Export Market

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

After an unprecedented ten-day drop, December cotton prices scratched out a higher close at week’s end. Lower prices had been expected, but only down to 67.00-67.50 cents in the near term. The historic rule suggests a six-day drop is possible,

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Cleveland On Cotton: Immediate Bullish News In Sparse Supply

Cleveland On Cotton: Immediate Bullish News In Sparse Supply

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Jun 16, 2017

Cotton prices took the big hit this week that they had been advertising. The new crop December has now seen six consecutive days of lower closes and has retreated below 70 cents. Technical signals continue to be rated as 100%

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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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Cleveland on Cotton: Snoozer of a Week

Cleveland on Cotton: Snoozer of a Week

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Jun 2, 2017

The cotton market snoozed all week, marking time, watching crop development, and assuring itself that plenty of moisture would fall on the big Texas acreage. Trading was very reminiscent of the Dog Days of August with all parties sleeping—and it

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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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Cleveland on Cotton: Is it Over? Don’t Bet on It.

Cleveland on Cotton: Is it Over? Don’t Bet on It.

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔May 19, 2017

The 1965 hit lyrics, “Catch Us if You Can,” came to pass this week as the speculative funds caught the merchants and trade flat-footed and refused to let them out of the market until they had extracted a bucket of

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Cleveland on Cotton: Limit Locked as Prices Went Higher – Watch Out!

Cleveland on Cotton: Limit Locked as Prices Went Higher – Watch Out!

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔May 12, 2017

Mad cow disease. Driven by mill on-call fixations cotton prices shot more than 5 cents higher at week’s end, locking limit up. Likely, the price surge is not done yet as going into the week mills needed to fix the

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Cleveland on Cotton: U.S. Stocks Tight and Slowing Export Sales

Cleveland on Cotton: U.S. Stocks Tight and Slowing Export Sales

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔May 5, 2017

Cotton prices continue to hold near the upper end of the recent trading range. If fact, the expiring May contract did establish a new high on the week. The spot contract month July continues to flirt with 79 cents plus,

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Cleveland on Cotton: Flirtation with 75 Cents Continues

Cleveland on Cotton: Flirtation with 75 Cents Continues

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔May 1, 2017

The July lost 46 points on the week (written 4/28) and had a gain of only 28 points on the month. The year to date gain of 749 points suggests the fireworks are over. First notice day for the July

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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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