Cleveland on Cotton: Keep an Eye on Mother Nature

🕔Apr 2, 2018Cotton trading continues mixed, but all contracts settled higher the end of the first quarter of the year. Earlier the nearby May and July contracts slipped below 81 cents, but […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Eating Crow; Trucker Rules Impact Delivery – DTN

🕔Feb 23, 2018Prices regrouped on the week with the nearby May trading to 81 cents and the July contract eased up to 82 cents. World cotton consumptions continues to expand it wings […]

Cotton Seed Proposal May Have Unforeseen Consequences

🕔Jan 12, 2018Congress is attempting to reach an agreement on funding the government for the remainder of fiscal year 2018; a short-term continuing resolution passed just before the holidays expires on January […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Bullish Market Except for the Abundance of Low Mic Fiber

🕔Dec 8, 2017The long awaited rally above 70 cents appeared to mature this week as the March contract has gained five cents just since November. I am reminded of my friend that […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Mills and Exports Keeping the Charts Moving

🕔Apr 21, 2017Cotton prices made a run higher this week as export sales and inquiries continue to provide support to the market. The May contract, moves to first notice day and July […]

Cleveland on Cotton: A Boat Full of Growers, Mills and Speculative Managers

🕔Feb 17, 2017Textile mills chipped away at their on-call sales this week, disposing of nearly 50% of them. However, most of the trading was not outright selling, but spread trading (buying the March […]

DTN Cotton Close: The ‘Fiber of Our Lives’ Took a Wild Ride on Last Trade Day of 2016

🕔Dec 30, 2016U.S. export commitments widened the lead over year-ago bookings to 3.436 million RB and reached 73% of the USDA estimate. Unpriced mill on-call position jumped 28,941 lots across the board. […]

Upland Cotton: Special Import Quota Kicks in Due to World Market Price

🕔Dec 30, 2016The Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation announced on Dec. 29, 2016 a special import quota for upland cotton that permits importation of a quantity of upland cotton equal to one […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Signs of Vulnerability – Headed Back to 65 Cents

🕔Oct 7, 2016Happy National Denim Day* After many weeks of building a base above 65 cents, and even seeing a trade back to 70 cents this week, the market is showing signs […]

Cleveland on Cotton: No Good, Very Bad and Downright Miserable

🕔Oct 2, 2015One step forward and one step backward. Cotton prices continued with another lousy week, a poor month and even a miserable third quarter. Nearly 8 cents lost in total. Prior […]

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