Thompson On Cotton: Market Pulled Between Good And Bad News Dec 7, 2020

🕔Dec 7, 2020
As a writer, I firmly believe words are meaningful. Last week’s market review is testament to this. The mere mention of 80-cent cotton drew tremendous response from readers. Not to […]

Thompson On Cotton: Seeing A Trend Toward 80 Cents? Nov 29, 2020

🕔Nov 29, 2020
Given it was a holiday week with traders’ minds likely elsewhere, there was little in the way of market expectations. Surprisingly, however, significant price swings occurred each day, with March […]

Thompson on Cotton: Market Movements Under The Direction Of News Events Nov 22, 2020

🕔Nov 22, 2020
Both December and March futures opened and closed last week on a positive note. Triple-digit gains on Monday were in response to another promising Covid vaccine trial, while Friday’s similar […]

Thompson On Cotton: Expect Wide Basis Ranges Based On Quality Nov 16, 2020

🕔Nov 16, 2020
Last week’s market was dominated by the roll activity of merchants, funds, and specs. Indicative, Open Interest on the March futures contract surpassed December as daily trading volume reached record […]

Thompson on Cotton: Pent Up Demand Possible? Nov 9, 2020

🕔Nov 9, 2020
After the previous week’s significant selloff, we were hoping last week’s activity would confirm this was only a needed correction in an overbought market. Early on, this appeared to be […]

Thompson On Cotton: Managing Risk Is The Key, And We Have Plenty To Go Around Nov 1, 2020

🕔Nov 1, 2020
The ghosts and goblins of Halloween came early last week. In just a week’s time we experienced: A hard freeze in the Southwest. Another hurricane in the Southeast. An uptick […]

Thompson On Cotton: Potential For Mid-70s But Uncertainty Lingers Oct 19, 2020

🕔Oct 19, 2020
Like a restless bull trying to find a hole in the fence, the cotton market repeatedly challenged 70 cents in every trading session last week. Like a sturdy fence, each […]

Thompson On Cotton: Faint Hints Of Demand Oct 5, 2020

🕔Oct 5, 2020
Writing this prior to Friday’s close, I’m thinking it shouldn’t matter much since trading has been sideways for weeks. However, we awoke with news that the President and First Lady […]

Thompson On Cotton: What Will Determine Market Direction Now? Sep 28, 2020

🕔Sep 28, 2020
Following the market last week was much akin to watching paint dry. Though trading in wide ranges each day, it never failed to work its way back to nearly unchanged, […]

Thompson On Cotton: Demand On The Verge Of Recovery? Sep 14, 2020

🕔Sep 14, 2020
Like a prizefighter with a cast iron jaw, the cotton market has taken punch after punch in recent weeks but still have come off the ropes swinging. Since April, every […]

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