Shurley on Cotton: Slipping but Should Find Support Nov 22, 2019

🕔Nov 22, 2019
Market math can sometimes be confusing. Case in point—December futures has lost 2.37 cents this week. I saw a story today lamenting the decline. December closed today at just under […]

Shurley on Cotton: Market Showing More Positive Patterns Nov 6, 2019

🕔Nov 6, 2019
Since the summer lows around the 58-cent level, cotton prices (Dec19 futures) have managed to fight through all the negatives and unknowns and trended back up—to the 65-66 cents area. […]

Shurley On Cotton: Don’t Hold Out For Good News Oct 15, 2019

🕔Oct 15, 2019
Cotton growers, now in the midst of the harvest season, are waiting for the market to show some improvement before pricing any remaining portions of the crop. While the seesaw […]

Shurley on Cotton: 6 Troublesome Factors Affecting the Market Sep 30, 2019

🕔Sep 30, 2019
I have often been asked recently if cotton prices are going to get better. It’s a tough question and no one knows the answer. There are positive scenarios that would […]

Shurley on Cotton: Don’t Bury Your Heads in the Sand Aug 28, 2019

🕔Aug 28, 2019
The uncertainties of the US-China trade situation continue to weigh heavily on the cotton market. This continues to sometimes be a tug-of-war between rumor and fact. The market may react […]

Shurley on Cotton: Where to Go From Here? Aug 13, 2019

🕔Aug 13, 2019
I’ve devoted the last 30 years of my life to cotton growers and the cotton industry. Prior to this, I witnessed the 1980’s when financial problems took a toll on […]

Shurley on Cotton: Making Sense of the USDA Outlook Jul 24, 2019

🕔Jul 24, 2019
USDA’s August crop production and supply and demand estimates will be released in a couple of weeks. This will be the first production estimates of the 2019 crop year based […]

Shurley on Cotton: Market Signals Increasingly Unfriendly Jul 11, 2019

🕔Jul 11, 2019
Cotton prices have been under attack. The meltdown started on Monday (July 8) and continued on Tuesday—new crop Dec19 futures losing 3 ½ cents over those 2 days. Prices tried […]

Shurley on Cotton: 2019 Acreage, Production Will Remain a Mystery Jul 1, 2019

🕔Jul 1, 2019
Last season, US farmers planted 14.1 million acres of cotton. Back in March, USDA’s Prospective Plantings report estimated that farmers intended to plant 13.78 million acres this year—2.3% less than […]

Shurley on Cotton: Prices Rally Off New Low, No Signs of a Push Higher Jun 18, 2019

🕔Jun 18, 2019
New crop December futures have rallied from the recent new low below 65 cents. December is currently at 66+ and likely to track in the 65 to 68-69 cents range […]

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