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Thompson On Cotton: Riding The Weather Rollercoaster

Thompson On Cotton: Riding The Weather Rollercoaster

👤By Jeff Thompson, Autauga Quality Cotton Association 🕔Oct 11, 2017

This year’s cotton crop has been challenging, to say the least. It’s safe to say we’ve been tested by torrential rains, planting delays, sandstorms, replanting, three major hurricanes and now the fear of an early frost. All things considered, we’ve

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Thompson on Cotton: Market Quiets Down with Signs of Strengthening Demand

Thompson on Cotton: Market Quiets Down with Signs of Strengthening Demand

👤By Jeff Thompson, Autauga Quality Cotton Association 🕔Oct 5, 2017

It’s been several days since our last market commentary, but with the market settling into a very narrow trading range of 67 to 69 cents, there has been little to talk about. Considering the thrills and spills we’ve experienced over

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Thompson on Cotton: USDA Raises Production, Doesn’t Account for Harvey, Irma

Thompson on Cotton: USDA Raises Production, Doesn’t Account for Harvey, Irma

👤By Jeff Thompson, Autauga Quality Cotton Association 🕔Sep 15, 2017

Relentless, USDA delivers another sucker punch with a very bearish September supply and demand report released this week.  Despite two major hurricanes in the past month, which targeted major cotton producing areas, they found in their divine wisdom to raise

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Thompson on Cotton: Early Estimates on Harvey Losses Near 750,000 Bales

Thompson on Cotton: Early Estimates on Harvey Losses Near 750,000 Bales

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

We mentioned a few weeks ago, USDA’s 21.5 million bale crop estimate seemed highly unlikely with so much time to go before it was in bagging and ties. That being said, we had no idea what this crop was about

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Thompson on Cotton: USDA Sucker Punches Market

Thompson on Cotton: USDA Sucker Punches Market

👤By Jeff Thompson, Autauga Quality Cotton Association 🕔Aug 15, 2017

We now know how Rocky Balboa felt after receiving a round house sucker punch from Apollo Creed. We’re still clearing the cobwebs from our heads after taking one from the USDA by way of their August supply/demand report last week.

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Thompson on Cotton: Strong Demand Helps Hold 66 Cent Support

Thompson on Cotton: Strong Demand Helps Hold 66 Cent Support

👤By Jeff Thompson, Autauga Quality Cotton Association 🕔Jul 27, 2017

It appears, at least for now, we have found a tourniquet to stop the market’s bleeding. Activity from the spec/fund community has slowed but not before a major shift in sentiment away from cotton. Latest reports show them 1.79 million

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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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Thompson on Cotton: Planting Progress Ahead of Last Year; Stick to the Dicamba Label

Thompson on Cotton: Planting Progress Ahead of Last Year; Stick to the Dicamba Label

👤By Jeff Thompson, Autauga Quality Cotton Association 🕔May 26, 2017

Since our last newsletter, a great deal of progress has been made getting this year’s cotton crop in the ground.  Fortunately so, for last weekend’s torrential rains brought fieldwork to screeching halt in many places. Southeast Crop Conditions Heavy rains

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Thompson on Cotton: What Caused Last Week’s Weakness?

Thompson on Cotton: What Caused Last Week’s Weakness?

👤By Jeff Thompson, Autauga Quality Cotton Association 🕔May 15, 2017

The cotton market, which has seemed to be on autopilot for some time now, quickly began to lose altitude last week.  The December contract opened Monday at 74.12 to quickly lose 100 points in the first two days of trading.  These

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Thompson on Cotton: Mills Still Have 4.5M Bales to Price

Thompson on Cotton: Mills Still Have 4.5M Bales to Price

👤By Jeff Thompson, Autauga Quality Cotton Association 🕔May 5, 2017

There has been little change in the cotton market since our last commentary. The December contract closed yesterday at 74.75, only 13 points above where it began this week. With that in mind, I usually don’t write a market commentary

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