Cleveland on Cotton: China’s Polyester Dump; Pricing – Think Aggressively Nov 16, 2018

🕔Nov 16, 2018Last week’s incredibly bullish world supply demand report seemed to depress the market all week. The old adage of a bearish response to a seemingly bullish report possibly spells doom […]

Cleveland on Cotton: The Age of Natural Fiber Has Returned Jul 6, 2018

🕔Jul 6, 2018They finally did it. The Chinese enacted the most bullish scenario possible for cotton, save that of mandating every person in the country buy a new cotton shirt. Too, for […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Plant More Cotton – Demand is Ongoing Jun 1, 2018

🕔Jun 1, 2018Fittingly the circus midway has come to the cotton market, “round and round and round she goes, where she stops no one knows.” It’s a catchy theme and one that […]

Cotton: New Chinese Policy a Boon to U.S. Farmers Dec 19, 2017

🕔Dec 19, 2017China for years has been the final destination for the products that we as American’s recycle, much to the dismay of the Chinese environment.  Apparently “enough is enough” as they […]

Cleveland on Cotton: North Carolina Mill Closure; “Polyester Football” Time Oct 23, 2017

🕔Oct 23, 2017Cotton prices were on their heels all week defending the 67 cent area and settled the week at 66.88 cents.  This was the lowest settlement since August 16.  Merchants continued […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Planting up 21%; Polyester Pollution is Cotton’s New Best Friend Mar 31, 2017

🕔Mar 31, 2017The much talked about 2017 Prospective Plantings Report for U.S. cotton was released Friday with little fanfare. The report indicated growers would plant 12.2 million acres, up 21 percent from […]

Cleveland on Cotton: “Polyester Pollution” Helped Keep Cotton in Historical Price Range – DTN Mar 17, 2017

🕔Mar 17, 2017The declining health of the cotton bull continues to draw discussion, but symptoms are few as he made an impressive stand on the week. The new crop December contract established […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Textile Mills Behind the 8 Ball; More on the Polyester Teams Jan 20, 2017

🕔Jan 20, 2017Cotton prices ended on an upbeat as the market spent the week consolidating gains it made two and three weeks ago when it broke above the 72 cent trading mark […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Bull Sightings; Polyester Lost its Crown – Heads Up Adidas, Nike Jan 8, 2017

🕔Jan 8, 2017The demand side of the price equation for cotton flexed it muscles this week and shot the market higher as prices reached a 5 month high. At every turn bullish news […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Price Doldrums; Faux Egyptian Cotton; MSU Polyester Aug 26, 2016

🕔Aug 26, 2016It happens every year, every August, even in July sometimes. I had written it off this year, thinking the market was too exciting, but the Dog Days of August have […]

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