Thompson on Cotton: Wildly Variable Crops Going into Home Stretch

🕔Aug 7, 2019The main topic of conversation this week concerns the cotton market’s unexpected 295-point loss last Friday, settling below 60 cents for the first time since 2016. Actions by both the […]

Thompson On Cotton: A Bit of Lift

🕔Jul 30, 2019After giving up 16 cents since May, the cotton market’s 2-cent rally last week was encouraging. Friday’s close of 64.54 lacked the momentum to break resistance at 65 cents, but […]

Thompson on Cotton: A Bounce With A Weak Starting Point

🕔Jun 6, 2019Cotton prices have rebounded in the past few weeks due to unfavorable weather and encouraging export sales. But before you get too excited, this bounce is off lows in the […]

Thompson On Cotton: Don’t Wait For 80 Cents

🕔May 7, 2019Although many of you may have grown tired of all the hubbub surrounding the Mueller Report and subsequent questioning of Attorney General Barr, I instead came to appreciate it for the […]

Thompson On Cotton: Reasons To Be Optimistic

🕔Apr 12, 2019With Easter a week away and pecan trees budding, it’s safe to say spring has sprung across the Cotton Belt. Our apologies to those stuck in the frozen tundra of […]

Thompson On Cotton: Don’t Wait Too Long

🕔Mar 21, 2019Days of sunshine with tractors stirring up dust are enough to knock the rust right off your soul. You can sense it when talking to growers, there is a lift […]

Thompson on Cotton: New Crop Breaks Through the 80 Cent Door

🕔May 11, 2018After weeks of knocking at the door, new crop cotton prices finally broke through 80 cents last Friday (5/4) and closed above it at 80.57. It appeared market momentum was […]

Thompson On Cotton: Will Everyone Run To The Same Side Of The Boat?

🕔May 2, 2018One thing for certain, this market is nothing short of resilient. It’s like one of those Weeble toys, it wobbles but it won’t fall down. Over the past few weeks […]

Thompson on Cotton: Demand Strengthens as Harvest Slows

🕔Nov 10, 2017Cotton harvest is progressing but not at the break neck speed of last year or even a month ago. Efforts to gather this crop have succumbed to the throes of […]

Thompson on Cotton: USDA Sucker Punches Market

🕔Aug 15, 2017We now know how Rocky Balboa felt after receiving a round house sucker punch from Apollo Creed. We’re still clearing the cobwebs from our heads after taking one from the […]

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