Shurley on Cotton: On Our Way to Unlocking Higher Prices? Jul 1, 2020

🕔Jul 1, 2020
This week’s USDA Acreage report was a shocker. USDA’s first estimate of 2020 actual cotton acres planted is 12.185 million acres—down 11% from last year. Back in March, USDA’s Prospective […]

Shurley on Cotton: Neutral Market Continues Jun 26, 2020

🕔Jun 26, 2020
USDA’s Acreage report, the first estimate of actual acres planted, will be out next week on Tuesday, June 30th. USDA’s Prospective Plantings report back at the end of March said […]

Shurley On Cotton: Markets Finds New Upward Resistance Point, New Bottom Jun 12, 2020

🕔Jun 12, 2020
The remaining outlook for old crop and near-term outlook for new crop grew dimmer this week with release yesterday of USDA’s supply/demand numbers/projections. We’ve still got a long way to […]

Shurley On Cotton: Market Direction — Questions Looking For Answers May 26, 2020

🕔May 26, 2020
Prices (July futures) continue in a range of mostly 54 to 59 cents. We’ve seen a decent uptrend since the most recent low of 53½ on May 5 and, with […]

Shurley on Cotton: Understanding The LDP/MLG Balancing Act May 6, 2020

🕔May 6, 2020
Old crop July futures have now lost 3.75 cents since the recent “peak” at over 57 cents on April 30 last week. New crop December futures have declined 3.5 cents […]

Shurley on Cotton: 5 Marketing Approaches In A Year With No Clear Paths Apr 20, 2020

🕔Apr 20, 2020
The CARES program (the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump on March 27th. This legislation provides over $2 […]

Shurley on Cotton: How Much Will Planted Acres Be Skewed By Coronavirus? Apr 3, 2020

🕔Apr 3, 2020
The destruction of markets and prices due to the impacts of the coronavirus are unprecedented. In 40 years as an economist and analyst — 30 years of that in cotton […]

Shurley on Cotton: Prices Will Recover — When, How Much Uncertain Mar 16, 2020

🕔Mar 16, 2020
The US stock market has been in a meltdown. There are increasing fears of a global economic slowdown. Businesses and events and schools are being shut down. The situation has […]

Shurley On Cotton: Total Acres For 2020 Hinge On 70 Cents Feb 27, 2020

🕔Feb 27, 2020
The coronavirus is the big factor in the news.  It’s hard to separate fact from rumor or know how much to believe what you hear in the news.  I believe […]

Shurley on Cotton: Vague, Distant Visions of 80 Cents? Jan 27, 2020

🕔Jan 27, 2020
Last winter and spring, cotton futures prices were above 75 cents for most of that time and nearer 80 cents.  Some growers took advantage and priced a portion of expected […]

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