Thompson on Cotton: Virus Aside, Positive Points Arise Feb 8, 2020

🕔Feb 8, 2020
As we swept away the confetti and cleared the champagne bubbles out of our head from New Year’s Eve, we were greeted to a cotton market with a full head […]

Thompson on Cotton: Market Direction After Trade Agreement? It Depends Jan 22, 2020

🕔Jan 22, 2020
For nearly two years, we’ve experienced the highs and lows of the trade war between the U.S. and China. Countless times, they’ve appeared at the brink of resolve only to […]

Thompson On Cotton: Optimism Abounds But Be Cautious, Too Jan 2, 2020

🕔Jan 2, 2020
Cotton prices remain in an uptrend dating back to late August. From nearly triggering a POP payment at 58.83, March futures has clawed its way back to a New Year’s […]

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

🕔Dec 13, 2019
Christmas 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, 2019
As 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, 2019
Recent 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, 2019
Growing 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, 2019
Cotton 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, 2019
As 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, 2019
Cotton 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 […]

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