DTN Cotton Close: Market Reverses Higher

🕔Mar 20, 2018May cotton erased Monday’s 1.62-cent drop with a 1.85-cent rally on Tuesday, as extreme drought in northern Texas remains a concern for 2018 production. May cotton performed an about-face and […]

DTN Cotton Close: Skids Amid Steep Outside Losses

🕔Mar 19, 2018May closed on its lowest finish since Feb. 22. Classing of U.S. upland cotton reached 19.115 million RB last week, up 18% from last season’s final upland grading count. New-crop […]

DTN Cotton Close: Meanders to Mixed Finish

🕔Mar 16, 2018Mills boosted total unpriced on-call sales to 15.635 million bales, second highest on record. U.S. competitive price position showed little change in the Far East. Cotton futures meandered largely within […]

DTN Cotton Close: Ends on Slight Old-Crop Gains

🕔Mar 14, 2018Volume was light Wednesday. Traders awaited U.S. weekly export sales-shipments report. China sold about 81% of its second-day offering. Cotton futures finished mixed on light volume Wednesday, with old-crop contracts […]

DTN Cotton Close: Down Sharply in Old-Crop Contracts

🕔Mar 12, 2018Upland classing rose to 18.984 million RB, up 17% from last season’s final grading total. A beneficial thunderstorm interrupted Rio Grande Valley planting. Gin fires remained a concern on the […]

DTN Cotton Close: Settles Mixed, Lower in Old Crop

🕔Mar 9, 2018Profit-taking suspected. Mills boosted unpriced on-call sales in old-crop contracts to 7.77 million bales. Classing figures also had indicated the U.S. crop would come in shy of the January estimate. […]

DTN Cotton Close: Ends on Steep Gains

🕔Mar 8, 2018U.S. production estimate cut 230,000 bales, exports raised 300,000 bales and ending stocks lowered 500,000 bales. Cotton ginned to March 1 reported up 18.4% from a year ago. Global carryout […]

DTN Cotton Close: Finishes on Modest Gains

🕔Mar 7, 2018Constructive U.S. export sales are expected. Increased export sales, smaller crop and lower ending stocks are expected in U.S. supply-demand estimates. China is set to resume sales of government stocks […]

DTN Cotton Close: Wild Day Ends Sharply Lower Nearby

🕔Mar 6, 2018U.S. all-cotton production in 2017-18 projected down 140,000 bales from USDA’s latest estimate and exports up 390,000 bales ahead of the monthly supply-demand reports. Turkey could impose duties on cotton […]

DTN Cotton Close: Surges to New Contract Highs

🕔Mar 5, 2018Tightening supply of high grades prior to new-crop movement and a large on-call imbalance helped to power the advance. U.S. cotton industry applauds ginning cost-share program. Cotton futures soared to […]

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