Cleveland on Cotton: Opportunity is Ripe but Not for Farmers Aug 2, 2019

🕔Aug 2, 2019The dog days of summer came hard to cotton as the expected market crash finally occurred. December broke below 60 cents, establishing a new life of contract lows at 59+ […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Southwest Rain Factor; Universities Continue Polyester Pollution Apr 20, 2018

🕔Apr 20, 2018Cotton trading turned a bit puny all week as the May futures contract moved closer to expiry and the July contract prepared to become the spot month.   Open interest in […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Planting up 21%; Polyester Pollution is Cotton’s New Best Friend Mar 31, 2017

🕔Mar 31, 2017The 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 […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Textile Mills Behind the 8 Ball; More on the Polyester Teams Jan 20, 2017

🕔Jan 20, 2017Cotton prices ended on an upbeat as the market spent the week consolidating gains it made two and three weeks ago when it broke above the 72 cent trading mark […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Bull Sightings; Polyester Lost its Crown – Heads Up Adidas, Nike Jan 8, 2017

🕔Jan 8, 2017The demand side of the price equation for cotton flexed it muscles this week and shot the market higher as prices reached a 5 month high. At every turn bullish news […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Drifting Toward the Mid-70s…Maybe Dec 23, 2016

🕔Dec 23, 2016Cotton prices slid below 70 cents, basis march for the first time in months as the market enters the last trading week of 2016. The 2017 calendar year should have […]

Cleveland on Cotton: China Offers Price Stability; Holding on to the Crown Jewels Apr 22, 2016

🕔Apr 22, 2016Cotton prices continued to advance, but found difficulty in surpassing the 64 cent level. Fundamentals were the major player in the price advance and it is always market fundamentals that […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Chinese Sale Details; ‘Polyester Cup’ Baseball Apr 15, 2016

🕔Apr 15, 2016An exciting bullish week for cotton prices turned bearish as prices ran ahead of demand. Export sales pulled back, swamping the price advance in its wake. As sales bit the […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Quality is the Bright Star; Adidas and Polyester Apr 8, 2016

🕔Apr 8, 2016Caught within an extremely narrow trading range and boosted by a very friendly export sales report, cotton prices moved higher in New York at week’s end. Volume had turned slight […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Demand is Key – What About Adidas No U.S. Cotton Policy? Apr 1, 2016

🕔Apr 1, 2016It was an interesting week in the neighborhood. What was thought to be a mildly bearish planting intentions report was rewarded triple digit gains over the course of two trading […]

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