Shurley on Cotton: USDA Numbers Offer an Unfavorable Surprise Aug 13, 2020

🕔Aug 13, 2020
Today’s USDA numbers were an unfavorable surprise to the market. Prices fell as a result. Today’s production numbers were based on conditions as of August 1. The numbers do not […]

Shurley on Cotton: Prices Advance on Crop Conditions, Stronger Exports Aug 5, 2020

🕔Aug 5, 2020
Cotton price (Dec futures) rose just over 2 ½ cents last week. Aided by a big day on Thursday (up over 1 ½ cents), price advanced on crop conditions and […]

Shurley on Cotton: Rally Stalls, Market Looking More Uncertain Jul 28, 2020

🕔Jul 28, 2020
New crop Dec futures made its run to near 65 cents a couple of weeks ago. That rally was fueled by US crop conditions/concerns and strong export shipments. Price has […]

Shurley on Cotton: Smaller U.S. Crop Seems More and More Likely Jul 14, 2020

🕔Jul 14, 2020
USDA’s June 30 Acreage report said US cotton growers planted 12.185 million acres this year. Using that planted acreage and assuming average yield and abandonment for the past 10 years, […]

Shurley on Cotton: On Our Way to Unlocking Higher Prices? Jul 1, 2020

🕔Jul 1, 2020
This week’s USDA Acreage report was a shocker. USDA’s first estimate of 2020 actual cotton acres planted is 12.185 million acres—down 11% from last year. Back in March, USDA’s Prospective […]

Shurley on Cotton: Neutral Market Continues Jun 26, 2020

🕔Jun 26, 2020
USDA’s Acreage report, the first estimate of actual acres planted, will be out next week on Tuesday, June 30th. USDA’s Prospective Plantings report back at the end of March said […]

Shurley On Cotton: Markets Finds New Upward Resistance Point, New Bottom Jun 12, 2020

🕔Jun 12, 2020
The remaining outlook for old crop and near-term outlook for new crop grew dimmer this week with release yesterday of USDA’s supply/demand numbers/projections. We’ve still got a long way to […]

Shurley On Cotton: Market Direction — Questions Looking For Answers May 26, 2020

🕔May 26, 2020
Prices (July futures) continue in a range of mostly 54 to 59 cents. We’ve seen a decent uptrend since the most recent low of 53½ on May 5 and, with […]

Shurley on Cotton: Understanding The LDP/MLG Balancing Act May 6, 2020

🕔May 6, 2020
Old crop July futures have now lost 3.75 cents since the recent “peak” at over 57 cents on April 30 last week. New crop December futures have declined 3.5 cents […]

Shurley on Cotton: 5 Marketing Approaches In A Year With No Clear Paths Apr 20, 2020

🕔Apr 20, 2020
The CARES program (the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump on March 27th. This legislation provides over $2 […]

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