DTN Cotton Close: Shrugs Crop Year Low in Sales

🕔May 24, 2018U.S. export commitments for 2017-18 stand at 112% of the USDA estimate and forward bookings at 29% of the 2018-19 forecast. Shipments slowed but remained ahead of the pace needed […]

DTN Cotton Open: Green As Dec. Hits New High

🕔May 24, 2018Net U.S. upland weekly export sales for this season fell to a marketing year low of 50,700 RB and shipments dropped to 403,000 RB. New-crop sales were 152,200 RB. Cash […]

DTN Cotton Close: Mixed As July Ends Lower

🕔May 23, 2018Fed minutes signaled rate increase in June. Traders awaited U.S. weekly export sales-shipments report. Global 2018-19 global cotton trade forecast at six-year high. December grabbed the open interest lead. Cotton […]

DTN Cotton Open: Ticks Down Slightly to Nearly Flat

🕔May 23, 2018Fresh uncertainty on U.S.-China trade talks hit stock markets. Look at Fed’s May meeting minutes awaited. Cash grower sales slowed to 1,333 bales on prices averaging 65.57 cents per pound […]

DTN Cotton Close: Reverses Off New July Contract High

🕔May 22, 2018Bouts of suspected profit-taking drove prices lower after follow-through buying overnight had lifted July to a new contract high near 90 cents. Rain forecast for the Texas High Plains failed […]

DTN Cotton Open: Slightly Ahead in Early Going

🕔May 22, 2018Spot July hit a new contract high overnight. U.S. cotton planting advanced 16 percentage points to 52% completed. Grower sales of 4,999 bales brought an average of 66.38 cents per […]

DTN Cotton Close: Surges to New Contract Highs

🕔May 21, 2018Cotton expected to benefit from easing of U.S.-China trade tensions. Heat stress reported in some South Texas cotton. Up to 5 inches of rain reported in the Texas Rolling Plains. […]

DTN Cotton Open: Surges to New Highs on Heavy Volume

🕔May 21, 2018Potential U.S-China trade war declared “on hold.” Severe thunderstorms dropped “giant hail” and heavy rains on parts of the Texas Plains. Trend-following funds cut their net longs 6,921 lots after […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Bullet Train Was Riding High This Week

🕔May 18, 2018Cotton prices took a ride on the bullet train this week as new crop futures made life of contract highs in all active months. Granted, most are focused on the […]

Rose on Cotton: Foreign Demand Excellent; Crop Weather Tough Everywhere

🕔May 18, 2018The July and Dec contracts posted significant weekly wins (for bulls and producers) gaining 193 and 214 points, respectively. The old crop/new crop straddle weakened just a bit to 412.   […]

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