Thompson on Cotton: Would Enough Rain In Texas Be Too Much?

🕔May 18, 2018Once again showing itself to be a weather market, cotton prices retreated below 80 cents early in the week reacting to the forecast showing West Texas was in line to […]

Thompson On Cotton: 2 Factors Offer Potential Price Support In 2018

🕔Nov 22, 2017“The cotton crop of 2017, yeah I remember it well, not an easy one considering….” Such words will be uttered in gin offices and coffee shops across the Cotton Belt […]

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

🕔Oct 5, 2017It’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 […]

Thompson on Cotton: Will the Dec. Contract Spike Once July Expires?

🕔Jun 23, 2017The cotton market has been no place for the faint of heart in recent weeks. Both the July and December contracts have taken it on the chin, with funds liquidating […]

Cotton Market: Will Expected Demand Arrive Soon Enough?

🕔Jun 7, 2017One could say looking at the cotton market over the past few months has been akin to watching paint dry.  Nonetheless, monotony should not always be looked upon as a […]

Thompson on Cotton: Cat and Mouse Between Mills and Specs Continues

🕔Apr 24, 2017Last week saw all three contract months, May, July and December, more than recoup their losses from the previous week. Such volatility is always seen as we approach the expiration […]

Thompson On Cotton: Demand Holding The Market Together Right Now

🕔Mar 3, 2017The standoff continues between the historically long specs and the significantly short trade. With mills having some 11.5 million bales of cotton yet to fix, they seem willing to wait […]

Thompson on Cotton: Temperatures Aren’t the Only Thing Heating Up

🕔Jul 25, 2016HOT, HOT, and then HOT! , best describes the past few weeks. Record high temperatures have been recorded across much of the Cotton Belt. Coupled with the high humidity and […]

Thompson On Cotton: Market Range-Bound — For How Long?

🕔Jun 24, 2016Range-bound as this market has seemingly been all year, it has at least generated some excitement over the past few weeks. Driven mostly by money funds, both the July and […]

Thompson on Cotton: Market Activity Returns, Fundamentals Unchanged

🕔May 25, 2016As I began to write this market report, I was thinking of ways to make a boring range bound market sound exciting. Both the July and December contract after coming […]

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