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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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Rose on Cotton: Consider Adding Some Protection to Your Market Plan – Here’s Why…

Rose on Cotton: Consider Adding Some Protection to Your Market Plan – Here’s Why…

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, The Rose Cotton Report 🕔Apr 15, 2017

The bulls were winners in a convincing fashion over the holiday shortened week with the ICE May, July and Dec contracts gaining 216, 107, and 113 points respectively. The July – Dec straddle finished the week with an inversion of

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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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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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Rose on Cotton: Expect Planted Cotton Acres to Push 12 Million in 2017

Rose on Cotton: Expect Planted Cotton Acres to Push 12 Million in 2017

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, The Rose Cotton Report 🕔Mar 17, 2017

The ICE May contract picked up 107 points this week, settling at 78.36. Dec futures picked up 34 points on the week at 75.63 with the July – Dec spread (straddle) finishing the week at a 273 point inversion. The

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Rose on Cotton: Plenty of Bullish Confidence — Don’t Lose Sight of Ups and Downs

Rose on Cotton: Plenty of Bullish Confidence — Don’t Lose Sight of Ups and Downs

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, The Rose Cotton Report 🕔Mar 10, 2017

The ICE May contract gave back 70 points this week, despite a blockbuster US export report and a supportive updated domestic balance sheet, settling at 77.29.  Dec futures picked up 35 points on the week with the July – Dec

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Rose on Cotton: Bullish Export Report – Who Saw That One Coming?

Rose on Cotton: Bullish Export Report – Who Saw That One Coming?

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, The Rose Cotton Report 🕔Feb 24, 2017

It was the bulls’ turn to scratch a mark in the “W” column this week, with the May contract picking up 105 points, settling at 76.57.  Although the Mar – May spread weakened to more than 200 points of carry

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Rose on Cotton: Bullish News Disappeared – Producers Face 2 Challenges

Rose on Cotton: Bullish News Disappeared – Producers Face 2 Challenges

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, The Rose Cotton Report 🕔Feb 17, 2017

The bears were winners this week on the ICE cotton contracts, with May posting a 157 point setback, settling at 75.52.  The nearby spread continued to weaken, finishing Fri at 204 points of carry amid what has thus far been

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Rose on Cotton: Two Strategies for Pricing the 2017 Crop

Rose on Cotton: Two Strategies for Pricing the 2017 Crop

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, The Rose Cotton Report 🕔Feb 10, 2017

In what was effectively a swan song, the Mar contract gave up 59 points on the week as Goldman and other funds continued to either roll long positions into deferred months or simply take a breather on the sidelines. By

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Rose on Cotton: Demand for U.S. Cotton is “Stellar”

Rose on Cotton: Demand for U.S. Cotton is “Stellar”

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, The Rose Cotton Report 🕔Jan 27, 2017

The Mar contract gained 181 points on strong US export business and ahead of the index fund rolling periods, settling at 74.85. OI contracted significantly in Mar over the past week while the nearby spread showed signs of weakening, both

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