Shurley on Cotton: Has New Crop Met Its Pre-Harvest High? May 24, 2022

🕔May 24, 2022
Maybe. But it’s not 100% certain. So, maybe not. No one can say. So, make decisions and manage price risk accordingly. Dec futures reached a contract new high close at […]

Shurley on Cotton: USDA’s May Numbers Shift Market Focus Toward Supply May 14, 2022

🕔May 14, 2022
USDA’s monthly crop production and supply and demand estimates for May show revisions for the 2021 crop and are also the first such estimates for the 2022 crop. We obviously […]

Shurley on Cotton: Have the Fundamentals and Outlook Changed? Apr 12, 2022

🕔Apr 12, 2022
A lot has happened in recent weeks. Let’s recap some of the major supply/demand and other market factors: USDA’s Prospective Plantings report estimates that farmers intend to plant 12.234 million […]

Shurley on Cotton: Prices Continue Seesaw Action to Growers’ Frustration Mar 16, 2022

🕔Mar 16, 2022
“Profit” = (Price x Yield) – Costs. Price is always an important part of the equation. A good year production-wise can be offset by low price. And, higher than expected […]

Shurley on Cotton: Recent Events Likely to Support High Prices Feb 22, 2022

🕔Feb 22, 2022
Old crop May futures currently stands at roughly $1.21. New crop Dec is at roughly $1.03. May was down 3.39 cents for the week through yesterday, recovers up today, but […]

Shurley on Cotton: Both Old, New Crop Set New Highs Jan 20, 2022

🕔Jan 20, 2022
It’s been a very wild last three weeks. Prices have suddenly found new optimism and bullish momentum. To be frankly honest, few could have seen this coming. Now, few can […]

Shurley on Cotton: Prices Showing Nice Recovery, Outlook Still Uncertain and Volatile Dec 30, 2021

🕔Dec 30, 2021
Old crop March futures hit just shy of $1.13 today—up 294 points (2.94 cents per lb). New crop Dec futures closed at 91.65 cents—up .35 cents. We don’t want to […]

Shurely on Cotton: Fundamentals Provide Reason For New Hope, Support Dec 10, 2021

🕔Dec 10, 2021
Uncertainty and panic over the OMICRON variant caused the cotton market, along with many other commodities, to drop significantly in price over the past 2 weeks. Cotton began this week […]

Shurley on Cotton: New OMICRON Variant Causing Panic Nov 30, 2021

🕔Nov 30, 2021
It’s not just cotton. All commodities and the US stock market as well, are reeling from news of a new virus strain. Should growers be concerned? Yes. Will prices recover? […]

Shurley on Cotton: Market Bulls Continue to Run Nov 10, 2021

🕔Nov 10, 2021
This week’s USDA reports were mostly neutral to either slightly bearish or slightly bullish depending on your view. Regardless, prices took off anyway. There are some factors in play that […]

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