Thompson On Cotton: Tuning Out Gnats And Trade Rhetoric – Hard To Do

🕔Aug 27, 2019Those of you from my neck of the woods in lower Alabama, can certainly attest to the peskiness of gnats on a hot summer day. For those unfamiliar with such […]

Thompson On Cotton: Planning Amid Chaos – Possible Approaches

🕔Aug 14, 2019Cotton Market Commentary Almost before the ink was dry on my last commentary – where I observed that the low 60s should provide firm support – the trade war between […]

Thompson on Cotton: Wildly Variable Crops Going into Home Stretch

🕔Aug 7, 2019The main topic of conversation this week concerns the cotton market’s unexpected 295-point loss last Friday, settling below 60 cents for the first time since 2016. Actions by both the […]

Thompson On Cotton: A Bit of Lift

🕔Jul 30, 2019After giving up 16 cents since May, the cotton market’s 2-cent rally last week was encouraging. Friday’s close of 64.54 lacked the momentum to break resistance at 65 cents, but […]

Thompson On Cotton: It’s Still About Demand

🕔Jun 24, 2019As so often happens when a contract month nears first notice, market activity heats up.  Last week was no exception. Growers with on call contracts, who for weeks had been […]

Thompson on Cotton: A Bounce With A Weak Starting Point

🕔Jun 6, 2019Cotton prices have rebounded in the past few weeks due to unfavorable weather and encouraging export sales. But before you get too excited, this bounce is off lows in the […]

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 […]

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