Thompson on Cotton: Despite Recent Losses, The Sky’s Not Falling Yet Mar 29, 2021

🕔Mar 29, 2021
If cotton prices were an acorn, we know how Chicken Little felt when he thought the sky was falling. The cotton market has created quite a stir with four consecutive […]

Thompson on Cotton: Outside Forces to Blame for Recent Weakness Mar 22, 2021

🕔Mar 22, 2021
As readers have come to understand, the intention of our Weekly Market Report is to look at events of the previous week, their influence on market activity, and provide an […]

Cotton: Planting Season Fast Approaching, Have You Decided on Your Variety? Mar 19, 2021

🕔Mar 19, 2021
As warm days of spring replace the dreary chill of winter, it signals another growing season is fast approaching. Preparing for a new crop always brings with it a sense […]

Thompson On Cotton: Volatility Reigns Supreme Amid USDA Reports Mar 15, 2021

🕔Mar 15, 2021
To the casual observer, last week’s trading appeared rather boring with May closing at 87.56 and December at 84.20, 30 points or so within where they started. However, nothing could […]

Thompson on Cotton: Market “Plowing Through Resistance” Dec 21, 2020

🕔Dec 21, 2020
Undeterred by an economy which seems to be hitting the brakes, the cotton market is plowing through resistance levels at a breakneck speed. Closing Friday at 77.16, it gained over […]

Thompson On Cotton: Market Pulled Between Good And Bad News Dec 7, 2020

🕔Dec 7, 2020
As a writer, I firmly believe words are meaningful. Last week’s market review is testament to this. The mere mention of 80-cent cotton drew tremendous response from readers. Not to […]

Thompson On Cotton: Seeing A Trend Toward 80 Cents? Nov 29, 2020

🕔Nov 29, 2020
Given it was a holiday week with traders’ minds likely elsewhere, there was little in the way of market expectations. Surprisingly, however, significant price swings occurred each day, with March […]

Thompson on Cotton: Market Movements Under The Direction Of News Events Nov 22, 2020

🕔Nov 22, 2020
Both December and March futures opened and closed last week on a positive note. Triple-digit gains on Monday were in response to another promising Covid vaccine trial, while Friday’s similar […]

Thompson On Cotton: Expect Wide Basis Ranges Based On Quality Nov 16, 2020

🕔Nov 16, 2020
Last week’s market was dominated by the roll activity of merchants, funds, and specs. Indicative, Open Interest on the March futures contract surpassed December as daily trading volume reached record […]

Thompson on Cotton: Pent Up Demand Possible? Nov 9, 2020

🕔Nov 9, 2020
After the previous week’s significant selloff, we were hoping last week’s activity would confirm this was only a needed correction in an overbought market. Early on, this appeared to be […]

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