Thompson On Cotton: It’s Still About Demand

🕔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, 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, 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, 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, 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 […]

Thompson On Cotton: Too Much Uncertainty Bears On The Market

🕔Feb 13, 2019If adverse field conditions weren’t enough to contend with this past year, market volatility has brought added challenges. We’ve seen cotton prices incrementally decline from their highs in the 90s […]

Thompson On Cotton: Mills Find Buying Opportunity

🕔Jan 25, 2019Firm price support has been found around 72 cents, as mills see this as a buying opportunity. I say this to be so, even though we’re all flying blind absent […]

Thompson On Cotton: After Economic Pounding, Any Life Left In This Bull?

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🕔Dec 28, 2018For weeks, pundits have been running around like Chicken Little telling us how the sky is falling, economically speaking. However, most economic indicators, as well as cotton fundamentals, are signaling […]

Thompson on Cotton: Trade Uncertainties Make for Wild Market Ride

🕔Dec 10, 2018Watching the market last week was certainly not for the faint of heart. Even though March futures gained 132 points to settle at 80.23, it traded in a wide 325-point […]

Thompson On Cotton: When Will The Market Catch Up With The News?

🕔Oct 18, 2018I’ve written many commentaries over the years. I must say this has been the most difficult to pen, by far. Words can’t describe the utter devastation left in the wake […]

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