Thompson on Cotton: Virus Aside, Positive Points Arise Feb 8, 2020

🕔Feb 8, 2020
As we swept away the confetti and cleared the champagne bubbles out of our head from New Year’s Eve, we were greeted to a cotton market with a full head […]

Thompson on Cotton: Market Direction After Trade Agreement? It Depends Jan 22, 2020

🕔Jan 22, 2020
For nearly two years, we’ve experienced the highs and lows of the trade war between the U.S. and China. Countless times, they’ve appeared at the brink of resolve only to […]

Thompson On Cotton: Optimism Abounds But Be Cautious, Too Jan 2, 2020

🕔Jan 2, 2020
Cotton prices remain in an uptrend dating back to late August. From nearly triggering a POP payment at 58.83, March futures has clawed its way back to a New Year’s […]

Thompson On Cotton: Southeast Quality Much Improved Over 2018 Oct 24, 2019

🕔Oct 24, 2019
Recent rains have interrupted what has been a near-ideal harvest season. Hopefully, it’s only temporary, and tremendous progress has been made in getting this crop out of the field. The […]

Thompson On Cotton: Hard Truths As Slugging Continues Sep 23, 2019

🕔Sep 23, 2019
Growing up I was fortunate to witness one of the greatest sports rivalries of all time, Muhammad Ali versus Joe Frazier. From the “Fight of the Century” to the “Thrilla […]

Thompson On Cotton: It’s Still About Demand Jun 24, 2019

🕔Jun 24, 2019
As so often happens when a contract month nears first notice, market activity heats up.  Last week was no exception. Growers with on call contracts, who for weeks had been […]

Thompson On Cotton: After Economic Pounding, Any Life Left In This Bull? Dec 28, 2018

🕔Dec 28, 2018
For weeks, pundits have been running around like Chicken Little telling us how the sky is falling, economically speaking. However, most economic indicators, as well as cotton fundamentals, are signaling […]

Thompson on Cotton: Trade Uncertainties Make for Wild Market Ride Dec 10, 2018

🕔Dec 10, 2018
Watching the market last week was certainly not for the faint of heart. Even though March futures gained 132 points to settle at 80.23, it traded in a wide 325-point […]

Thompson On Cotton: How Much Patience Do You Have? Nov 14, 2018

🕔Nov 14, 2018
With only 8 trading sessions remaining prior to first notice date, it’s hard to imagine we will see December reach 80 cents again. Trading in a 400-point range of 76 […]

Thompson On Cotton: Regional Updates, Points Worth Emphasizing Oct 4, 2018

🕔Oct 4, 2018
This crop season has been one where we’ve come to expect the unexpected. Weather, always an unknown, tested us at every turn from planting to harvest. Despite being forced to […]

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