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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

MAY 24, 2024 The market finally felt some relief after weeks of selling and finished higher in four consecutive trading sessions. • July futures gained 548 points from last week’s close, settling at 81.72 cents per pound. The July contract closed up the limit on Wednesday and had another str

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

MAY 17, 2024 Cotton futures traded on both sides of the market but gave back the previous week’s gains. • July futures fell 236 points from last week’s close, settling at 76.24 cents per pound. The July contract closed limit down on Tuesday.

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Cleveland on Cotton

Another Sloppy Week for Cotton Prices May 17, 2024 Cotton suffered another sloppy week as lower Chinese prices, coupled with bearish inflation numbers and very weak apparel sales, all worked to force prices lower – even limit down one day and near limit down trading on another.

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

MAY 10, 2024 After the bottom fell out of the market last week, July futures managed small gains for the week but ran into resistance around 80.00 cents per pound. • July futures settled at 78.60 cents per pound, finishing 298 points higher for the week.

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Cleveland on Cotton 10-May-2024

Has the Cure for Low Cotton Prices Set In? The cure for low prices has finally set in. The recovery will be slow and, just like recovery from many ailments, there will be good and bad days. Some setbacks can be expected along the way.

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Cleveland on Cotton 05-May-2024

Prepare to Price 2024 Cotton Late in the Marketing Season Fundamentals drove cotton prices down to the mid-70s before selling ran out of steam and a small bit of demand brought prices back to the high 70s for old crop and the mid-70s for new crop.

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

MAY 3, 2024 After gaining a little ground last week, July futures spent the week on a downward descent. • July futures settled at 75.62 cents per pound, finishing 546 points lower for the week.

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Cleveland on Cotton

Cotton Prices Trapped as Export Sales Continue with No Change in Demand Apr 28, 2024 Low prices have encouraged export sales of all growths and U.S. cotton continues to move. Yet the level of sales is not sufficient to suggest that demand is improving. In fact, the level of sales does not ev

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

APRIL 26, 2024 July futures spent most of the week trying to recoup some of last week’s losses. May First Notice Day was on Wednesday, April 24, with 213 notices issued so far this month.

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

JANUARY 5, 2024 MARCH FUTURES TRADED SIDEWAYS DURING THE HOLIDAY-SHORTENED TRADE WEEK • Outside Markets Pullback to Start 2024 • U.S. Export Sales Slowed During the Holiday Season • Cotton Grower Magazine Survey Reported Cotton Acres Will Hold Steady in 2024

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Cleveland on Cotton 05-Jan-2024

Cotton Prices Will Change in 2024. Just Don’t Ask When or Why. Stealing a word from the Varner Boys, cotton trading began the New Year just as it ended the old one –“boring.” That is changing this marketing year. Don’t ask me how, why, or when. I do not know that yet. We will figure it out toge

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

JANUARY 12, 2024 MARCH FUTURES FINISHED WITH STRONG GAINS AFTER TRADING SIDEWAYS MOST OF THE WEEK • CPI Added Layer of Uncertainty to Fed’s Decision • U.S. Production Cut to 12.434 Million Bales, World Use Cut to 112.43 Million Bales • U.S. Export Sales and Shipments Unexpectedly Strong fo

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Cleveland on Cotton

Cotton Prices Appear Range Bound Once More Jan 12, 2024 Nothing changed. USDA’s January supply demand report doused water on the market’s attempt to light up futures prices.

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

JANUARY 19, 2024 MARCH FUTURES FINISHED WITH STRONG GAINS FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE WEEK • Stock Market Managed to Recover Losses by the End of the Week • U.S. Export Sales Report Held Phenomenal Sales and Shipments for Week Ending January 11

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Cleveland on Cotton

Positive Move in Cotton Prices? Jan 19, 2024 “The Fabric of Your Life” is demonstrating a bit of market excitement. Let us hope it can continue. The cotton market has turned a bit volatile, just as the equity and finance markets have. Long-term interest rates are increasing slightly as th

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

JANUARY 26, 2024 MARCH FUTURES FINISHED FOR SIX OUT OF THE PAST SEVEN TRADING SESSIONS • Stock Market Made All-Time Highs Throughout the Week • A Net Total of 207,000 Upland Bales were Sold for the Week Ending January 18

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Cleveland on Cotton

Cotton Enjoys Bullish Run Jan 26, 2024 Cotton continued its bullish run all week, all but challenging the top end of the yearlong-plus trading range. As expected, price resistance at the 86-cent trading level halted the advance.

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

FEBRUARY 2, 2024 MARCH FUTURES CONTINUED THEIR ASCENT. • After a slight dip to begin the week, cotton prices finished at their highest level since early October.

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Cleveland on Cotton 08-Feb-2024

Comments Prior to the USDA February WASDE Release. Early report due to surgery schedule. Run Forrest Run! Old crop and new crop headed higher. Once again, Never Give Up On Cotton. Granted, what goes up does come down, and it is not going to be all roses.

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

FEBRUARY 9, 2024 Cotton futures were up for four out of five trading sessions. • Cotton prices continued higher for the fifth straight week, staying at the highest level since early October. • Daily trading volumes were high due to speculative buying and index funds rolling.

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

FEBRUARY 16, 2024 Cotton futures rally to highest level since September 2022. • Cotton prices climbed sharply, making an 18-month high, despite a decline in the overall commodity complex and bearish outside market data. • Bullish technical signals increased buying, helping boost prices.

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

FEBRUARY 23, 2024 Cotton futures fell sharply during the holiday-shortened trade week but managed to recoup most of the losses. • The May contract reached a life-of-contract high on Friday after a busy week of trading.

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Cleveland on Cotton

At Current Prices, Cotton Is a Speculative Market. And That’s Okay. Feb 23, 2024 Run Forrest run! And boy, did he do his running. The March contract ran to a high of 95.42 cents before giving up on its first notice day, giving way to the May futures contract as the spot month. Thus, the s

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

MARCH 1, 2024 May futures reached a contract high on Wednesday, fueled largely by speculative buying. • A tightening U.S. balance sheet and speculative buying pushed May cotton over the dollar mark for the first time in a year and a half.

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

MARCH 8, 2024 May futures finished the week ending March 7 limit-up after trading lower early in the week. • Profit-taking and corrective action caused the early week decline, sending the front months in cotton limit-down at one point.

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Cleveland on Cotton

Cotton’s Roller Coaster Is Back, Price at Current Levels Mar 08, 2024 It is still not over, but big-time volatility has engulfed cotton trading. Probably the correct reading is that the end is in sight.

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

MARCH 15, 2024 May futures finished higher in only one of the five trading days. • Last Friday’s bullish USDA report did little to help the market. Fundamentals played almost no part in the sell-off.

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

MARCH 22, 2024 Cotton futures traded on both sides of the market but eventually settled lower for the week. • May futures continued last week’s descent, closing at 92.21 cents per pound and finishing 127 points lower.

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Cleveland on Cotton

Cotton Prices Holding, But Looking a Bit Weary Mar 24, 2024 Some times are more difficult than others. That great cotton and pecan grower Jerry Calvani of New Mexico used to suggest I was “struggling” during those times.

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

MARCH 28, 2024 Cotton futures finished lower for the week at 91.38 cents per pound but managed to recover some of the week’s losses after the release of Thursday’s Prospective Plantings report. • May futures closed at 91.38 cents per pound, finishing 83 points lower for the week.

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Cleveland on Cotton

Old Crop Cotton Supported As Price Creeps Lower Mar 29, 2024 My best cotton friend in Lubbock says the market is going higher while my best buddy in Memphis says it’s going lower. Of course, I agree with my friends.

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

APRIL 5, 2024 May cotton futures finished below 90 cents per pound after falling under pressure for three consecutive sessions. • May futures settled at 87.14 cents per pound, finishing 424 points lower for the week. This is the contract’s lowest close since January 31.

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

APRIL 12, 2024 Cotton futures continued to fall during a busy, data-driven week. • May futures settled at 83.37 cents per pound, finishing 377 points lower for the week.

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Cleveland on Cotton

No Sugar Coating: Bearish Tones Return to Cotton Market Apr 14, 2024 Thoughts that cotton had been knocked out last week were premature, as the spot May contract and other prices across the board fell in unison – including the especially important new crop December contract.

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

APRIL 19, 2024 July futures continued their descent, finishing higher in only one trading session this week. • May First Notice Day is less than a week away, so traders are focused on the July contract. July futures settled at 80.61 cents per pound, finishing 464 points lower for the week.

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Cleveland on Cotton

Focus Shifts to Production as Cotton Prices Falter Apr 19, 2024 The cotton market suffered through another week of mad cow disease as the new crop December contract fell to a low of 77.26 cents before recovering, settling the week at 77.55. The old crop May contract settled the week at 78.69 c

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Thompson on Cotton:

Thompson on Cotton: Macroeconomic Factors Vs. Cotton Fundamentals March 30, 2023 Pressured by economic uncertainty both old and new crop futures lost a little over a penny on the week. That’s four consecutive weeks of lower closes. As expected, a previously unfilled gap at 75.70 from earli

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Trades Mixed Wednesday April 05, 2023 The cotton market was starkly quiet Wednesday, lacking any direct positive fundamentals, as well as dopey outside markets. The cotton market was starkly quiet Wednesday, lacking any direct positive fundamentals, as well as dopey outside markets.

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Thompson on Cotton:

April 4, 2023 Upon posting losses six out of the past eight weeks, the market was clearly in an oversold position and poised for a retracement. So last week’s market rebound wasn’t totally unexpected, it was the extent of it that took everyone by surprise. After losing almost eleven cents in a two-

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Slips Monday, Ignores Outsides April 03, 2023 Despite positive reactions by surrounding markets to OPEC's reducing global production, cotton fell back into its sideways/bearish funk Monday. Despite positive reactions by surrounding markets to OPEC's reducing global production, cotton

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Up Thursday, Weekend Squaring The cotton market was sharply higher Thursday as holiday squaring brought in the buyers. Funds, specs and bargain hunters were demonstratively on the buy side Thursday; it also helped that the U.S. dollar was lower and the Dow Jones was higher. Lastly, Thursda

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Lower Monday, Grower Selling April 10, 2023 The cotton market traded both sides of Thursday's close on Monday, as overhead producer selling kept any serious upside rally in check. The cotton market traded both sides of Thursday's close on Monday, as overhead producer selling kept any

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ROSE ON COTTON

ROSE ON COTTON – ICE COTTON STYMIED AHEAD OF WASDE AS INDEX FUNDS ROLL Apr 10, 2023 The May contract gained 42 points on the abbreviated week, finishing at 83.20, with the May – July spread contracting slightly to (27). Last week, our models predicted a finish on the week that was to be near-

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Thompson On Cotton: Caught In A Squeeze

Thompson On Cotton: Caught In A Squeeze April 10, 2023 For most of the week, the market traded aimlessly looking for guidance. Renewed recession fears, early on, forced a decline from the previous week’s highs. Even so, it found firm support at 81 cents. It did finish strong, however, on some

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USDA WASDE APR-2023

April-2023 COTTON: The 2022/23 U.S. cotton supply and demand forecasts show higher exports and lower ending stocks relative to last month, with production and domestic mill use unchanged. The export forecast is raised 200,000 bales, to 12.2 million, based on the pace of recent sales and shipments

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Bends Up Tuesday April 11, 2023 Tuesday's supply-demand report from USDA yielded no serious surprises for the cotton market. Tuesday's supply-demand report from USDA yielded no serious surprises for the cotton market. Government tabulators did raise domestic exports, thereby cutting

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Languishes Lower Wednesday April 12, 2023 After a promising CPI number rallied most markets, traders realized that "total inflation" remains intact. After a promising CPI number rallied most markets, traders realized that "total inflation" remains intact. Thus, several markets, inclu

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DTN Cotton Close

DTN Closing Cotton: Cotton Up on 'Acceptable' PPI April 13, 2023 The cotton market traded higher Thursday as a benign PPI report suggested less inflation for the U.S. economy. The cotton market traded higher Thursday as a benign PPI report suggested less inflation for the U.S. economy. That

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DTN Cotton Close

DTN Closing Cotton: Cotton Chops Sideways Friday April 14, 2023 The market traded positive and negative Friday, as outside influences kept cotton from any serious attempt at posting higher prices. The market traded positive and negative Friday, as outside influences kept cotton from any ser

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DTN Cotton Close

DTN Closing Cotton: Cotton Higher On Technicals April 17, 2023 The cotton market was sharply higher Monday based on several technical considerations. The cotton market was sharply higher Monday based on several technical considerations. One was the fact the market closed through a major do

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ROSE ON COTTON

ROSE ON COTTON – COTTON MARKET HAS CALM WASDE WEEK Apr 17, 2023 The May contract gave back 34 points on the week, finishing at 82.86, and the May – July spread contracted to very near flat. Last week, our models predicted a finish on the week that was to be near-unchanged to higher Vs the pre

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Thompson on Cotton:

Thompson On Cotton: The Dreaded R Word April 17, 2023 In its search for guidance, the market was confronted with mixed signals last week. So to no surprise, it remained rangebound as seen by May futures trading in a narrow scope of fewer than two cents before closing the week at 82.86, down 34 p

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DTN Cotton Close

DTN Closing Cotton: Cotton Sharply Up, Trend Changing? April 18, 2023 The cotton market was demonstratively higher Tuesday as certain speculators short-covered their previously bearish positions, while "bull-struck" traders bought long.

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ICE Cotton Update

ICE Cotton Update ICE cotton gains over 1% on softer dollar, broader market strength ICE cotton futures rose more than 1% on Tuesday, tracking strength across wider financial and commodity markets, and on weaker dollar.

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Ends Markedly Lower Wednesday April 19, 2023 Cotton was demonstratively down Wednesday, rendering so much of its current bullish goodwill "asunder." Cotton was demonstratively down Wednesday, rendering so much of its current bullish goodwill "asunder." The market has recently staged

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Cleveland on Cotton

Rangebound Cotton Prices Keep Bears in Control April 19, 2023 Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing continues for cotton. USDA’s April supply demand report was fully expected to reveal nothing. It did not disappoint. The report confirmed why cotton trading has been locked between 76 and 85 c

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton 'Reins' in the Bear April 21, 2023 After Thursday's collapse, the cotton market attempted to rein in the "bear" with a mixed close. After Thursday's collapse, the cotton market attempted to rein in the "bear" with a mixed close. Unfortunately, the mathematical difference between Thur

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

PCCA Cotton Market Weekly APRIL 21, 2023 COTTON FUTURES FELL SHARPLY TO LOWER END OF LONG-TERM TRADING RANGE • Outside Markets Had Mixed Week • U.S. Export Sales Lower Than Expected for Week Ending April 13 • Chance of Rainfall in Coming Week for Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas The cotton

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Up on Short-Covering April 24, 2023 The cotton market finished higher Monday, as traders witnessed a small measure of early end-of-month squaring. The cotton market finished higher Monday, as traders witnessed a small measure of early end-of-month squaring. In addition, next week is

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Thompson on Cotton:

Thompson On Cotton: A Turnaround Thursday* April 24, 2023 Last week began on a positive note as prices climbed above 85 cents for the first time since March 7th. Mired in a six-month trading range a return to the upper end appeared to have technical merit inspiring Managed funds to reconsider an

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Rose On Cotton

COTTON MARKET FINISHES WEEK NEAR 80.00 Apr 24, 2023 The July contract lost 278 points on the week, finishing at 80.15. The July – Dec spread inverted to 23. Last week, our models predicted a finish on the week that was to be near-unchanged to higher Vs the previous week’s finish, which pro

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Down Amid Banks and Biden April 25, 2023 The cotton market was sharply lower Tuesday as new bank solvency jitters and Biden's announcement to seek another presidential term sent prices melting. The cotton market was sharply lower Tuesday as new bank solvency jitters and Biden's annou

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Cleveland on Cotton:

Cleveland on Cotton: Is Cotton’s Current Price Cap Stuck in the Mud? April 24, 2023 Please bless my friends. Some have old crop going to 90 cents, and I do hope they are correct. I am still stuck in the mud with an 85-cent cap – which was all but penetrated midweek as bulls tried to push highe

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Slumbers Sideways Wednesday April 26, 2023 The cotton market was fractionally lower Wednesday, lacking any fresh news. The cotton market was fractionally lower Wednesday, lacking any fresh news. In addition, there was no help from the outside markets, such as the grains,

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Sharply Up Thursday on Exports, Squaring April 27, 2023 The cotton market was demonstratively higher Thursday amid a strong weekly export sales and end-of-the month squaring. The cotton market was demonstratively higher Thursday amid a strong weekly export sales and end-o

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Up on Wings of 'Outsides' April 28, 2023 Cotton was moderately higher Friday, supported by strong outside markets. Cotton was moderately higher Friday, supported by strong outside markets. The Dow, the Chicago Grains, the energies and the metals were all materially up. To a lesser de

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

PCCA Cotton Market Weekly APRIL 28, 2023 JULY FUTURES WERE PRESSURED EARLY ON BUT RECOVERED LOSSES TO FINISH THE WEEK • Outside Markets Had Rough Start but Posted Gains to Close Out the Week • U.S. Export Sales Reported Surprising Increase for the Week Ending April 20 • Spotty Precipitat

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Cleveland on Cotton

Cotton is a Calling It is still not good. It may get worse. The cotton market continues to work its seven month trading range, absolutely refusing to leave the range. A tighter range of 78-84 cents has likely been established with prospects of finding a trade as low as 74.40. Yet, a trade up to 8

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Starts May Higher May 01, 2023 The cotton market kicked off Calendar May with a positive trade close today. The cotton market kicked off Calendar May with a positive trade close today. The fact that the Funds were doubly net short in the CFTC data, as well as a slightly friendly jo

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Thompson On Cotton

The Driving Force Behind Today’s Cotton Market May 1, 2023 “It’s the economy, stupid!” Many of you remember this phrase coined by James Carville when serving as campaign manager for Bill Clinton in 1992 referring to an election-year economic recession. Some thirty years later, i

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Plays Follow the Leader May 03, 2023 The cotton market played one of the oldest children's games Wednesday -- "follow the leader." The cotton market played one of the oldest children's games Wednesday -- "follow the leader." However, in this case, it followed the "le

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DTN Closing Cotton

Cotton Hesitates at Breakout May 08, 2023 The cotton market retreated from a near chart breakout Monday. The cotton market retreated from a near chart breakout Monday. Its retreat came despite the market's 5-cent run of last week. In fact, that rally carried over into Monda

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Thompson on Cotton

It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again May 8, 2023 As Yogi Berra once said, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” For consecutive weeks cotton prices have dipped precariously below 80 cents before rebounding for significant gains. After falling to a low of 78.56, July futures reversed itself l

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Stays Down Tuesday May 09, 2023 The cotton market ended Tuesday with triple-digit losses, a victim of bearish rain forecasts and weak Chinese economic data. The cotton market ended Tuesday with triple-digit losses, a victim of bearish rain forecasts and weak Chinese economic d

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Rose on Cotton

Cotton Market Lower Post Last Week’s Strong Finish May 09, 2023 LOUIS W. ROSE IV AND BARRY B. BEAN The July contract gained 310 points on the week, finishing at 83.90, with the July – Dec inversion strengthened at 66. Last week, our models predicted a finish on the week th

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DTN Morning Cotton Commentary

Cotton Still Wounded From Tuesday May 10 2023 The cotton market is slightly lower Wednesday morning after Tuesday's devastating fall.The market was pressured by poor economic news from China and the potential for good rains across portions of the Southwest. From a major wire-service

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Eases Sideways to Lower May 10, 2023 Cotton somewhat treaded water Wednesday after its massive bearish hit of Tuesday. Cotton somewhat treaded water Wednesday after its massive bearish hit of Tuesday. In its decline, the market had become slightly oversold, and some

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Falls in Tandem With Outsides Thursday May 11, 2023 The cotton market was materially lower Thursday amid breaking outside markets. The cotton market was materially lower Thursday amid breaking outside markets. New Chinese inflation data was taken as negative, which in turn ral

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ICE Cotton Update

ICE cotton eases as strong dollar offsets healthy weekly exports ICE cotton futures slipped on Thursday as a stronger dollar and downbeat sentiment across wider markets outweighed relatively healthy U.S. weekly export figures. The most active first-month July cotton contract fell 0.15 c

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Sees Friendly Numbers Friday May 12, 2023 The cotton market benefited from better supply-demand updates from USDA. The cotton market benefited from better supply-demand updates from USDA. The report showed smaller-than-expected new crop production and lower carryout. The only

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

MAY 12, 2023 COTTON PRICES FINISHED THE WEEK IN THE LOWER END OF LONG-TERM TRADING RANGE • U.S. Economy Showing Signs of Cooling • U.S. Export Sales and Shipments Strong for Week Ending May 4 • More Rain Expected in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas After two days of solid gains, cotton prices

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WASDE May-2023

12 May 2023 For 2023/24, despite an expected 2.5-million-acre year-to-year decrease in U.S. area planted to cotton, the crop is expected to rise with abandonment projected at about half of the 47 percent rate realized in 2022/23. Production is forecast at 15.5 million bales, based on 11.26 millio

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Cleveland on Cotton: Cotton is a Calling

May 14, 2023 Cotton futures took the bearish view all week, losing the price gains from the prior week’s rally despite a friendlier than expected USDA May supply demand report. The report showed the demand side of the price equation continues to haunt the market. USDA’s report confirmed the indus

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Closes Sharply Higher May 15, 2023 The cotton market was triple-digits higher Monday. The cotton market was triple-digits higher Monday as most outside markets, including the grains, the energies, and the metals, were positive. Also, there was something of a bullish-delayed re

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Thompson on Cotton: Two Weeks of Gains Erased

May 15, 2023 Outside forces continue to dominate the market, so much so, favorable fundamentals were overlooked last week. Despite strong export sales and an encouraging WASDE report, cotton prices declined on renewed recession fears, political wrangling over the debt limit, and additional bank s

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Defies Outsides, Trades Up Tuesday May 16, 2023 On a day when most markets were categorically lower, the cotton market broke rank and remained aloft. On a day when most markets were categorically lower, the cotton market broke rank and remained aloft. Fears concerning the Wash

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Closes Higher Wednesday May 17, 2023 The cotton market was sharply higher Wednesday amid rumors of a strong export-sales number that may be released Thursday. The cotton market was sharply higher Wednesday amid rumors of a strong export-sales number that may be relea

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US Export Sales

For Week Ending 11-May-2023

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Dodges Poor Exports May 18, 2023 The cotton market was able to hang tough amid poor weekly sales numbers. The cotton market was able to hang tough amid poor weekly sales numbers. Thursday's amount of 132,000 was off 46% from the prior number. Exports of 332,000 bales were pret

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Posts Highs, But Timid 19-May-2023 The cotton market, both old and new crops, took out their respective weekly highs Friday. The cotton market, both old and new crops, took out their respective weekly highs Friday. The somewhat surprising rally has for the most part been root

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

MAY 19, 2023 JULY FUTURES MADE SUBSTANTIAL GAINS FOR THE WEEK ENDING MAY 18 • Outside Markets Benefited from Optimistic Outlook for U.S. Debt Ceiling • S. Export Sales Slower but Shipments Strong for Week Ending May 11 • Scattered Storms Expected in the Coming Week for Parts of So

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Shurely on Cotton

Cotton Prices Keep Knocking on the 85 Cents Door May 19, 2023 Since plummeting to the low 70s last fall, new crop December 2023 futures roller-coastered up, then down, then up again to near 86 cents by the end of January. December 2023 has since teetered within a five-cent range of most

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Lower on US Debt Worries, G-7 May 22, 2023 The cotton market was materially lower Monday amid fears of sluggish U.S. debt ceiling talks and the G-7's stance on China. The cotton market was materially lower Monday amid fears of sluggish U.S. debt ceiling talks and the G-7's st

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Thompson on Cotton

The debt Limit Debate May 22, 2023 Though still in the confines of a seven-month-long trading range, excitement was rampant last week as July futures traded within 150 points of the top end. Reaching 87.98, its highest level since early February, it closed the week at 86.72 for a gain

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Remains Under Bear Paws May 23, 2023 The cotton market was unable to ward off bearish fundamentals, such as a strong U.S. dollar and the G-7's desire to adjust the Western/China economic ties. The cotton market was unable to ward off bearish fundamentals, such as a strong U.S.

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Rose On Cotton

COTTON MARKET POST IMPRESSIVE GAINS LAST WEEK, LOWER TODAY May 23, 2023 The July contract gained 619 points last week, finishing at 86.72, with the July – Dec inversion strengthened notably at 283. The July contract has closed all overhead gaps below 1$. Last week, our models predicte

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Melts Lower Wednesday May 24, 2023 The cotton market posted triple-digit losses Wednesday, amid the ongoing negatives of Texas rains, unsuccessful budget talks and fears of rising interest rates. The cotton market posted triple-digit losses Wednesday, amid the ongoing negative

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US Export Sales

For Week Ending 18-May-2023

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CFTC - Cotton On Call

The CFTC Cotton On-Call Report as of May 19th was released after the close. The ratio of sales to purchases, which flipped last week to show purchases higher than sales, flipped back today. Last week was the one and only time total purchases exceeded total sales. Given the reporting week contained t

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Lower Again Thursday May 25, 2023 The cotton market lost more ground Thursday, as beneficial weather, no results on budget talks and more concern over rising interest rates continues to pressure the market. The cotton market lost more ground Thursday, as beneficial weather, no

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Recovers Ahead of Long Weekend May 26, 2023 The cotton market turned higher ahead of the Memorial Day weekend. The cotton market turned higher ahead of the Memorial Day weekend as the U.S. dollar turned lower on the day and more rain is in the forecast for areas of Texas that

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Cleveland on Cotton

Despite Fundamentals, Ugly Economics Drag on Cotton Prices May 26, 2023 Okay, the crow is edible this week, but the flavor is still rank. I did not see the sell-off coming – totally blindsided. The same old eight-month trading range continues. This means the macroeconomic factors, de

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

MAY 26, 2023 COTTON FUTURES ERASED GAINS FROM LAST WEEK • Outside Markets were Mixed from Economic Data and Debt Ceiling Negotiations • U.S. Export Sales Basically Unchanged from Week Prior • Southwest Received Much-Needed Rain with More on the Way In a reversal from last week, cot

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Cotlook Press Release May-2023

Cotlook’s May supply and demand forecasts indicate lower consumption and higher world ending stocks for both 2022/23 and 2023/24 Cotlook’s forecast of global raw cotton output in 2022/23 has been reduced this month, by 69,000 tonnes to 24,852,000 tonnes. Reductions for the African Franc Zo

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Trades Mixed Tuesday May 30, 2023 The cotton market was all over the place Tuesday, as spot July continued to experience speculative short covering, while December may have seen a bit of producer hedging. The cotton market was all over the place Tuesday, as spot July continued

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Rose on Cotton

COTTON MARKET CURBS WEEKLY LOSSES ON FRIDAY May 30, 2023 The July contract lost 337 points last week, finishing at 83.34, with the July – Dec inversion little changed at 281. Last week, our models predicted a finish on the week that a to be near-unchanged to higher Vs the previous week

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Awaits News, Any News May 31, 2023 The cotton market was fretfully lower Wednesday, along with so many other markets. The cotton market was fretfully lower Wednesday, along with so many other markets. Traders are awaiting the outcome of the debt ceiling vote, which is schedule

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Sharply Up, Dollar, Debt Deal Jun 01, 2023 The cotton market took its bullish cue Thursday initially from the U.S. house passing the debt-ceiling compromise, and by a subsequent weaker U.S. dollar. The cotton market took its bullish cue Thursday initially from the U.S. house p

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CFTC - Cotton On Call

The CFTC Cotton On-Call Report as of May 26th was released after the close. By far the biggest change was in July on-call sales, down 4,036 contracts, leaving 21,764 contracts unfixed. Total on-call sales were 61,052 contracts, down 3,247 contracts. On-call sales a year ago were 119,923 contract

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ICAC - Cotton This Month June-2023 Update

Cotton’s Slow Period Continues... But Planting Decisions Are Coming Soon With the current season coming to a close it is time to start shifting our focus to the next season with high hopes and anticipation. Most of the Northern Hemisphere cotton producing countries have started planting, a

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ZCE cotton hits limit up, what is the reason?

On Jun 1, ZCE major cotton contract, Sep contract, surged over 900yuan/mt, and the spread between Sep and Jan contracts narrowed quickly unexpectedly. The rise of Sep contract was obviously higher than that of Jan contract. Rumors were in circulation on the market soon. There were mainly two rumor

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US Export Sales

For Weekending 25-May-2023

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Edges Lower on Exports, Jobs Jun 02, 2023 The cotton market is slightly lower Friday as traders await the holiday delayed weekly Export Sales and Shipments report from USDA and the monthly jobs report. The cotton market is slightly lower Friday as traders await the holiday del

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Cleveland on Cotton

Cotton is a Calling Jun 03, 2023 It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day. I was out chopin’ cotton… Like most of the MidSouth, the Choctaw Ridge crop is off to an excellent start. Crop development is excellent and begging for more heat units. The Southern Plains of

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

JUNE 2, 2023 COTTON FUTURES ENDED WEEK ON HIGH NOTE • Outside Markets were Mixed most of the Week but Eventually Settled Higher • U.S. Export Sales Basically Unchanged from Week Prior • 60% of the U.S. Cotton Crop has Been Planted Although it was a holiday shortened week in the mar

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Cautiously Edges Higher Monday Jun 05, 2023 Facing a mix of a weaker U.S. dollar and positive crude oil, the cotton market ended slightly up Monday. Facing a mix of a weaker U.S. dollar and positive crude oil, the cotton market ended slightly up Monday. However, there will be

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US Crop Progress

As on 04-Jun-2023

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Ends Higher Tuesday Jun 06, 2023 After a period of wobbly trading, the cotton market ended its Tuesday session a tad higher. After a period of wobbly trading, the cotton market ended its Tuesday session a tad higher. The market had been struggling amid weather, position-squar

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US Export Sales

For Week Ending 01-Jun-2023

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton: Cotton Seesaws Thursday Session Jun 08, 2023 The cotton market traded somewhat positive to negative for most of the Thursday session. The cotton market traded somewhat positive to negative for most of the Thursday session. Traders were keying on the export-sales report, while

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USDA WASDE

June-2023 COTTON: The 2023/24 U.S. cotton projections compared to last month show lower beginning stocks, but higher production, exports, and ending stocks. Projected abandonmentin the Southwest has been reduced due to recent favorable rainfall, resulting in a production increase of 1.0 mi

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Higher on Neutral Data Jun 09, 2023 The cotton market was somewhat higher Friday as the June WASDE proved to be neutral, or at least, not overly bearish. The cotton market was somewhat higher Friday as the June WASDE proved to be neutral, or at least, not overly bearish. In a

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Market Fractionally Lower Monday Jun 12, 2023 The cotton market was fractionally lower Monday. Traders continue to monitor the weather and are waiting on the outcome of the Federal Reserve's two-day meeting. The cotton market was fractionally lower Monday. Traders continue t

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Stumbles Higher Friday Jun 16, 2023 On moderate volume, the cotton market ended this week on a positive note. On moderate volume, the cotton market ended this week on a positive note. The market is assessing its many direct and indirect fundamentals such as poor exports, wild

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Drags Lower Wednesday Jun 21, 2023 The cotton market was moderately lower Wednesday, with spot July leading the downward change. The cotton market was moderately lower Wednesday, with spot July leading the downward change. The market ignored rising energy and grain prices, plu

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Drags Lower Thursday Jun 22, 2023 The cotton was moderately lower Thursday. The cotton was moderately lower Thursday. Traders were bearishly influenced by several central banks hiking their interest rates. In addition, time for spot July is winding down. USDA will issue its

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Lower, Dollar Higher Friday Jun 23, 2023 The cotton market was sharply lower Friday amid collapsing Chicago grains, and a strong U.S. dollar. The cotton market was sharply lower Friday amid collapsing Chicago grains, and a strong U.S. dollar. Of late, the global economic senti

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

JUNE 23, 2023 COTTON PRICES TRADED IN A TIGHT RANGE THROUGHOUT THE WEEK • Outside Markets Were Mixed Throughout the Week • U.S. Export Sales and Shipments Weaker than Expected for Week Ending June 15 • As of June 18, 89% of U.S. Crop has been Planted Weather woes and talks of softe

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Cleveland on Cotton

Cotton: Market Watching June Acreage Report for Direction Jun 23, 2023 Make it two consecutive weeks for cotton to sink lower as the July first notice has arrived. December fell below 79 cents. This downward path is consistent with an expected cycle low for the late June/early July peri

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Lower on Technicals, Weather Jun 26, 2023 The cotton market was lower Monday as its technical trend is turning bearish. The cotton market was lower Monday as its technical trend is turning bearish. To that end, Monday's December settlement was the lowest of 2023. In addition,

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Continues Downward Trek Tuesday Jun 27, 2023 The cotton market posted new lows for the year Tuesday, despite the appearance of adverse weather. The cotton market posted new lows for the year Tuesday, despite the appearance of adverse weather. Traders are awaiting Thursday's ex

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton bobs for Oxygen Wednesday Jun 28, 2023 The cotton market attempted to have a recovery rally Wednesday, but only closed slightly higher. The cotton market attempted to have a recovery rally Wednesday, but only closed slightly higher. Bottom-pickers and shorts covering led the e

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Recovers Higher Thursday Jun 29, 2023 The cotton market was higher Thursday as there was position squaring ahead of Friday's crucial Planted Acres report from USDA. The cotton market was higher Thursday as there was position squaring ahead of Friday's crucial Planted Acres report f

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Cotton prices plummet while cotton linter rises against the trend

Recently, ZCE cotton futures and Chinese cotton spot prices have dropped significantly. In just a few days, the price has plummeted by more than 1,000yuan/mt. The price of cottonseed has also followed the downward trend, while that of cotton linter has risen against the trend.

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Cotton On Call

The CFTC Cotton On-Call Report as of October 13th was released after the close. Total on-call sales were 85,173 contracts, up 4,045 contracts. On-call sales a year ago were 88,090 contracts. Total on-call purchases were 61,734 contracts, up 41 contracts. On-call purchases a year ago were 38,

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

OCTOBER 20, 2023 DECEMBER FUTURES FELL BELOW RECENT LONG-TERM TRADING RANGE FOR THE WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 19 • U.S. Retail Sales Higher than Expected, but Clothing Sales Declined, Adding Pressure to Cotton Prices • Lackluster Demand for U.S. Cotton Reported for Week Ending October 12 • Favor

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Cleveland on Cotton

Positive Week for Cotton, But Beware Growing Consumer Stress Oct 27, 2023 Cotton prices were down two of the five trading days this week but still closed on the positive side of the 9-, 100-, and 200-day support lines. December did settle 198 points higher on the week – a real market winner

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

OCTOBER 27, 2023 DECEMBER FUTURES FELL BELOW RECENT LONG-TERM TRADING RANGE FOR MOST OF THE WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 27 • U.S. GDP Surged in Third Quarter, Beating Market Expectations • An Uptick in Demand for U.S. Cotton Reported for Week Ending October 19 • Adverse Weather in Coming Week Coul

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US Crop Progress Report

As on 29-Oct-2023 Very Poor 23% Poor 19% Fair 29% Good 24% Excelent 5%

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CAI Crop Estimates 2023-2024

CAI Cotton Crop Estimates for the season 2023-2024 SALIENT FEATURES OF THE CAI CROP COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 25TH OCTOBER 2023 1. CONSUMPTION 2. COTTON PRESSING 3. IMPORTS 4. EXPORTS 5. CLOSING STOCK AS AT 30TH SEPTEMBER 2024

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ICAC November Update

Global Cotton Reserves Expected to Reach the Highest Level Ever Recorded by the ICAC Washington, DC With global production in 2023/24 projected to increase by 3% (to 25.41 million tonnes) and consumption projected to decrease by 0.43% (to 23.35 million tonnes), global stocks are poised to jump

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U. S. EXPORT SALES

For Week Ending 26-Oct-2023 2023-2024 Net Upland Sales 4,57,200 Upland Shipments 1,32,200 Net Pima Sales 25,800 Pima Shipments 2,600 TOTAL SALES 4,83,000 2024-2025 Net Upland Sales 87,800 Net Pima Sales 00 TOTAL 87,800

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

NOVEMBER 3, 2023 DECEMBER FUTURES SETTLED BELOW 80.00 CENTS PER POUND FOR WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 2 • Stock Market Finished Higher after the Federal Open Markets Committee Held Interest Rates Steady • Marketing Year High Reached in Both Upland and Pima Sales for the Week Ending October 26

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Thompson On Cotton 06-Nov-2023

Thompson On Cotton: What Is Really Influencing the Market? November 6, 2023 After months of repeated challenges, our biggest fear was market support in the low 80’s would break. How appropriate it would do so Halloween week.

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81st Plenary Meeting of ICAC

81st Plenary Meeting of International Cotton Advisory Committee Will be held at Jio World Convention Centre - MUMBAI. From 02 December 2023 - 05 December 2023 Click below for the brochure

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

NOVEMBER 10, 2023 COTTON PRICES CONTINUED TO DECLINE, REACHING AN 11-MONTH LOW DURING THE WEEK • Stock Market Was Higher Most of the Week • U.S. Production was Raised 270,000 Bales to 13.09 million Bales on November WASDE Report • Strong Export Sales were Reported but Shipments Continue t

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US Export Sales

For Week Ending 09-Nov-2023 Net Upland Sales 2023-24 Net sales of 328,300 RB for 2023/2024 were down 17 percent from the previous week, but up 18 percent from the prior 4-week average.

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Cleveland on Cotton

A Better Week, as Lower Cotton Prices Lift Exports Nov 17, 2023 Cotton prices held the line in weekly trading as last week’s low prices encouraged good export sales. That, coupled with government released economic data hinting, on the surface, at an improved economy, gave prices a higher nud

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

NOVEMBER 17, 2023 COTTON PRICES BOUNCED BACK FROM LAST WEEK’S LOWS, BUT STAYED IN TIGHT TRADING RANGE • Stock Market Rallies on Slew of Economic Data Released this Week • Strong Export Sales Reported for Week Ending November 9 Cotton prices bounced back from last week’s low but stayed wi

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

NOVEMBER 22, 2023 WITH THE DECEMBER CONTRACT ALL BUT GONE, TRADERS SHIFT FOCUS TO THE MARCH CONTRACT • Stock Market Continued to Climb Higher for the Fourth Consecutive Week

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Thompson On Cotton

Watching Paint Dry November 28, 2023 If you like watching paint dry or chrome rust, last week’s cotton market was the place to be. Although, after the zaniness of the past few weeks, it was somewhat welcomed. With merchants closing early on Wednesday followed by an abbreviated trading sessio

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

DECEMBER 1, 2023 COTTON MARKET WAS OVERALL LACKLUSTER TO WRAP UP THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER • Stock Market was Mixed this Week, but Made Strong Gains in November • U.S. Export Sales were Healthy for the Week Ending November 23 • WASDE Report will be Released on December 8

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Cleveland on Cotton

How the Grinch Stole Cotton’s Christmas Dec 01, 2023 The Grinch has certainly stolen Cotton. The cotton market offered its first gifts of the Christmas season to the Bears, while the Bulls are left staring at unopened presents stacking up on the Bears’ side of the tree.

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Thompson On Cotton

Market Desperately Searching For Direction December 4, 2023 After falling a precipitous 173 points on Monday, cotton prices found some footing and traded narrowly from that point on.

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

DECEMBER 8, 2023 MARCH FUTURES FINISHED THE WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 7 WITH STRONG GAINS • Stock Market was Mixed this Week, but Managed to Maintain November’s Gains • S. Production Cut to 12.78 million bales and World Use was Cut to 113.73 million bales • U.S. Export Sales were Down for the W

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Cleveland on Cotton 08-Dec-2023

Cotton Prices Rebound Back to Year-Old Range The cotton market was very cheerful all week as 2023 crop futures shot up to 83.60 before the March settlement was tagged at 81.44. Traders failed to pinpoint any specific fundamental news for the price rally. Most felt the week’s bullish movement

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Thompson On Cotton

Markets Can Be Very Fickle December 12, 2023 Markets can be very fickle. After lingering aimlessly around eighty cents for most of last week, current crop futures traded limit up Thursday for no apparent reason.

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

DECEMBER 15, 2023 COTTON FUTURES CONSOLIDATED AFTER LAST WEEK’S ROBUST GAINS • Optimism from Fed Interest Rate Decision Fueled Rally in Stock Market • S. Export Sales Less than Impressive for Week Ending December 7

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Cleveland on Cotton

Price Swings and Weak Demand Continue to Feed the Cotton Bears Dec 15, 2023 There is a bit of procrastination here. I really do not want to communicate these words. It is time to be bullish. I want to get there. I just cannot get there. The big tease is still ongoing.

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Thompson On Cotton

Current Demand Remains Weak December 19, 2023 Cotton prices for the week traded in a high-to-low range of only 190 points. Every attempt to move beyond eighty-two cents was quickly stifled by grower selling while downside support held firm at 80 cents before giving way slightly on Friday clo

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

DECEMBER 22, 2023 MARCH FUTURES SETTLED BELOW THE 80.00 CENT PER POUND MARK FOR THE WEEK • Stock Market Continues Rally • Noticeable Increase in U.S. Export Sales and Shipments Did Little to Help Market

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Cleveland on Cotton

A Quiet Week for Cotton as 2024 Approaches Dec 24, 2023 The Santa Claus family left few presents under the tree for cotton and other agricultural commodities. But then, the Grinch failed to take any away.

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PCCA Cotton Market Weekly

DECEMBER 29, 2023 MARCH FUTURES WILL END 2023 ON A POSITIVE NOTE • No Shortage of Major Market Moving Events in 2023 • Demand For U.S. Cotton Will Continue to be the Focus in Coming Year

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Cleveland on Cotton 29-Dec-2023

Stronger Cotton Prices for the New Year? Maybe. The New Year is threatening to open a door to higher prices for cotton. The final week of the year saw higher prices each day – a very unusual trading pattern, and “unusual” can typically be associated with bullish news.

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DTN Cotton Close

Cotton Posts Second Surge The cotton market has "rung the bell" on a 6-cent move for the last two days. The cotton market has "rung the bell" on a 6-cent move for the last two days. The market's oversold condition, along with a weaker U.S. dollar and a stronger Dow helped to rally prices. Of c

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DTN Cotton Close

DTN Closing Cotton: Cotton Gears Up For Acreage Report March 30, 2023 The cotton market was moderately higher Thursday as traders prepared themselves for Fridays's acreage numbers. The cotton market was moderately higher Thursday as traders prepared themselves for Fridays's acreage numbers

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