Thompson On Cotton: Better News And Slight Gains Dec 13, 2019

🕔Dec 13, 2019Christmas came early to the cotton market this week via several items of encouraging news. Starving for something positive, the market broke out the top side of a narrow trading […]

Thompson On Cotton: Plenty Working Against Immediate Optimism Nov 20, 2019

🕔Nov 20, 2019As a professed optimist, I’m a little concerned with the lack of market enthusiasm, considering some recent positive news. First, there was the November crop report where world production was […]

Thompson On Cotton: Southeast Quality Much Improved Over 2018 Oct 24, 2019

🕔Oct 24, 2019Recent rains have interrupted what has been a near-ideal harvest season. Hopefully, it’s only temporary, and tremendous progress has been made in getting this crop out of the field. The […]

Thompson On Cotton: Hard Truths As Slugging Continues Sep 23, 2019

🕔Sep 23, 2019Growing up I was fortunate to witness one of the greatest sports rivalries of all time, Muhammad Ali versus Joe Frazier. From the “Fight of the Century” to the “Thrilla […]

Thompson On Cotton: Planning Amid Chaos – Possible Approaches Aug 14, 2019

🕔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: It’s Still About Demand Jun 24, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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: Reasons To Be Optimistic Apr 12, 2019

🕔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: Looking For A Trigger But Only Finding Fog Mar 8, 2019

🕔Mar 8, 2019Navigating the cotton market, at present, is akin to sitting in a boat amidst a dense fog and frantically searching for the safety of the shoreline. On occasion there is […]

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