Thompson on Cotton: Cat and Mouse Between Mills and Specs Continues Apr 24, 2017

🕔Apr 24, 2017
Last 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, 2017

🕔Mar 3, 2017
The 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, 2016

🕔Jul 25, 2016
HOT, 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, 2016

🕔Jun 24, 2016
Range-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, 2016

🕔May 25, 2016
As 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 […]

Cotton Market Offers Window Of Opportunity Apr 12, 2016

🕔Apr 12, 2016
Strike up the band! The market has made its way back into the sixties. Calling it a rally might be a little presumptuous, but a move in the right direction […]

Thompson on Cotton: Prices Remained Mired in Narrow Range Jan 20, 2016

🕔Jan 20, 2016
The dawning of a new year brings with it the excitement for what lies ahead. These feelings are being tempered somewhat in the Ag community coming off a year where […]

Cotton: Rains Slow Harvest, Some Damage in Southeast Oct 8, 2015

🕔Oct 8, 2015
“Don’t worry about things beyond your control.” How often have we heard these pearls of wisdom handed down for generations? Though very true, nevertheless, they have been difficult to heed […]

Cotton: Defoliation Right Around the Corner Sep 11, 2015

🕔Sep 11, 2015
Fall is, without a doubt, my favorite time of year. The oppressive summer heat gives way to cooler temperatures while the appearance of open bolls signals harvest is near. And […]

Cotton: USDA’s Next Stab At Crop Prediction Looms Just Ahead Sep 4, 2015

🕔Sep 4, 2015
It’s been a few days since my last report, but honestly little has taken place in the cotton market over that period of time. Lending to this is the fact […]

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