Thompson On Cotton: Don’t Try To Catch A Falling Knife

🕔May 15, 2019I’m reminded of one of my mother’s pearls of wisdom: “If you don’t have anything good to say about somebody or something, it’s best to say nothing at all.” I’d […]

Thompson On Cotton: Don’t Wait For 80 Cents

🕔May 7, 2019Although many of you may have grown tired of all the hubbub surrounding the Mueller Report and subsequent questioning of Attorney General Barr, I instead came to appreciate it for the […]

Thompson On Cotton: Reasons To Be Optimistic

🕔Apr 12, 2019With Easter a week away and pecan trees budding, it’s safe to say spring has sprung across the Cotton Belt. Our apologies to those stuck in the frozen tundra of […]

Thompson On Cotton: Don’t Wait Too Long

🕔Mar 21, 2019Days of sunshine with tractors stirring up dust are enough to knock the rust right off your soul. You can sense it when talking to growers, there is a lift […]

Thompson On Cotton: Looking For A Trigger But Only Finding Fog

🕔Mar 8, 2019Navigating the cotton market, at present, is akin to sitting in a boat amidst a dense fog and frantically searching for the safety of the shoreline. On occasion there is […]

Thompson On Cotton: Too Much Uncertainty Bears On The Market

🕔Feb 13, 2019If adverse field conditions weren’t enough to contend with this past year, market volatility has brought added challenges. We’ve seen cotton prices incrementally decline from their highs in the 90s […]

Thompson On Cotton: Mills Find Buying Opportunity

🕔Jan 25, 2019Firm price support has been found around 72 cents, as mills see this as a buying opportunity. I say this to be so, even though we’re all flying blind absent […]

Thompson On Cotton: After Economic Pounding, Any Life Left In This Bull?

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🕔Dec 28, 2018For weeks, pundits have been running around like Chicken Little telling us how the sky is falling, economically speaking. However, most economic indicators, as well as cotton fundamentals, are signaling […]

Thompson on Cotton: Trade Uncertainties Make for Wild Market Ride

🕔Dec 10, 2018Watching the market last week was certainly not for the faint of heart. Even though March futures gained 132 points to settle at 80.23, it traded in a wide 325-point […]

Thompson On Cotton: How Much Patience Do You Have?

🕔Nov 14, 2018With only 8 trading sessions remaining prior to first notice date, it’s hard to imagine we will see December reach 80 cents again. Trading in a 400-point range of 76 […]

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