Shurley on Cotton: Choppy Trade on Weather Uncertainty, Support Remains Jun 1, 2021

🕔Jun 1, 2021
Years and years long ago, I was attending a conference in Ames, Iowa. It was 105 degrees in the middle of a drought. The corn market went down limit for […]

Shurley on Cotton: Bad Week Hopefully Just a Hiccup May 17, 2021

🕔May 17, 2021
New crop December futures had a miserable week. Texas got rain and that’s good, but the market took a toll on the grower because of it. December futures lost 567 […]

Shurley on Cotton: Weather, Exports Remain Driving Factors May 3, 2021

🕔May 3, 2021
The market (new crop Dec futures) seems to be working its way in to a “comfort zone” of mostly 81 to 87 cents. Ahead of USDA’s May supply/demand numbers on […]

Shurley on Cotton: Return to Optimism Still On Wobbly Legs Apr 14, 2021

🕔Apr 14, 2021
From the peak at near 88 cents in late February to the decline to near 76 cents in late March, cotton price (new crop December futures) are trying to mount […]

Shurley on Cotton: Ho-Hum Export Report and Unsettled Planting Intentions Apr 2, 2021

🕔Apr 2, 2021
The hopeful return to the upper 80’s has stalled. The market (new crop Dec futures) was in a downtrend for the month of March and April isn’t starting out any […]

Shurley on Cotton: What’s Happened To All The Bullish Optimism? Mar 29, 2021

🕔Mar 29, 2021
The economic and market fundamentals have not changed all that much, if any. Yet, cotton is now struggling to somehow maneuver its way back to 80 cents. Since the peak […]

Shurley on Cotton: Have Prices Leveled Out? Mar 16, 2021

🕔Mar 16, 2021
It’s been a different tone to the market the past couple of weeks. Have we seen the pre-plant peak? Has the trajectory changed? New crop December futures peaked at 87.66 […]

Shurley on Cotton: Demand Key to 2021 Prices, Income, Risk Management Feb 26, 2021

🕔Feb 26, 2021
Prices have continued to show upward strength, although down sharply today—putting a halt to 9 consecutively higher days. Cotton futures were down 300 to 400 points today with old crop […]

Shurley on Cotton: Eventful Week Leaves Questions, Uncertainty Feb 12, 2021

🕔Feb 12, 2021
Cotton prices have been highly variable (wild) over the past week or more with triple digit moves up and down for 6 consecutive days Feb 4-11. Typically, this can be […]

Shurley on Cotton: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Why Feb 8, 2021

🕔Feb 8, 2021
This market is crazy unpredictable and unknown… but so far, in a good way. The multitude of factors impacting price are as complex as I’ve experienced in over 30 years […]

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