Thompson on Cotton: WASDE Pushes Market Out of 8-Month Trading Range Oct 12, 2020

🕔Oct 12, 2020
The market finally broke out of its trading range this week, reaching an eight-month high of 68.68 and closing up from its previous close of 67.49 at an all new […]

Thompson on Cotton: Hurricanes Will Hang Over The Market This Week Aug 23, 2020

🕔Aug 23, 2020
Be it the dog days of summer or just a break for the Democratic Convention, little in the way of market-moving news materialized last week. In a market desperately searching […]

Thompson On Cotton: Cap On Prices — Easy To Understand Why Aug 17, 2020

🕔Aug 17, 2020
The market began last week at 62.36 with many fearing follow through selling after the previous significant late week decline. Fortunately, such fears were unfounded though not a smooth ride […]

Thompson on Cotton: Last Week’s Market Retreat Fueled By Multiple Factors Aug 10, 2020

🕔Aug 10, 2020
In a spec- and fund-driven market, one must expect the unexpected and be prepared to take the good with the bad. Last week’s trading activity was a perfect example. Early […]

Thompson on Cotton: Demand Needed to Regain Upward Momentum Jul 20, 2020

🕔Jul 20, 2020
After weeks of steady advances, the market reversed course shedding 237 points this past week with December closing at 61.94. It is yet to be known whether this was a […]

Thompson on Cotton: Market Shrugged Off Negative News – Are Its Shoulders Still Flexible? Apr 20, 2020

🕔Apr 20, 2020
Last week’s economic data was not kind to cotton. March retail figures indicated clothing sales were down 50 percent and home furnishings were down by 27 percent as compared to […]

Thompson On Cotton: Looking Past The Short Term Mar 13, 2020

🕔Mar 13, 2020
With all the attention pointed at the coronavirus, I’m reminded of a quote from FDR’s first inaugural address when he said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear […]

Thompson on Cotton: Wildly Variable Crops Going into Home Stretch Aug 7, 2019

🕔Aug 7, 2019
The 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, 2019

🕔Jul 30, 2019
After 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, 2019

🕔Jun 6, 2019
Cotton 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 […]

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