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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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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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Cleveland on Cotton: Planting up 21%; Polyester Pollution is Cotton’s New Best Friend

Cleveland on Cotton: Planting up 21%; Polyester Pollution is Cotton’s New Best Friend

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Mar 31, 2017

The much talked about 2017 Prospective Plantings Report for U.S. cotton was released Friday with little fanfare. The report indicated growers would plant 12.2 million acres, up 21 percent from 2016 and had been expected by most market participants. This

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Cleveland on Cotton: Market Still Trying to Pick its Top – What to do now?

Cleveland on Cotton: Market Still Trying to Pick its Top – What to do now?

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Mar 24, 2017

The cotton bull continues to feed on the record string of export sales and the ever more bullish on-call sales predicament facing the mills. Too, the old bull is not giving up his almost daily run above 79 cents. Yet,

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Cleveland on Cotton: “Polyester Pollution” Helped Keep Cotton in Historical Price Range – DTN

Cleveland on Cotton: “Polyester Pollution” Helped Keep Cotton in Historical Price Range – DTN

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

The declining health of the cotton bull continues to draw discussion, but symptoms are few as he made an impressive stand on the week. The new crop December contract established a new  life of contract high on the week, 75.64

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Cleveland on Cotton: 22 Countries in the Mood for Buying – Growers Take Note

Cleveland on Cotton: 22 Countries in the Mood for Buying – Growers Take Note

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

If you like the price enough to plant it, then like the price enough to sell some it.  If you like the price enough to plant it, then like the price enough to sell some it. December futures are expected

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