What’s New

Here’s The Most Recent Content Updates

Weekly Reports and Summaries

CFTC Commitment of Traders Data
Commitment of Traders data as of Tuesday May 7, 2019 (CFTC report released Friday May 10, 2019).

U.S Export Numbers
Lagged export sales and shipment data through the week ending May 2, 2019

ICE Cotton Volume and Open Interest
Weekly trend and detailed snapshot of volume and open interest as of Thursday May 9, 2019.


Marketing

Basic Marketing Article
Updated discussion of U.S. cotton loan program with current official A-Index and AWP values for the on-line article entitled Basic Marketing of Texas Cotton: Forward Contracts, Cash Sales, Marketing Pools, and the USDA Loan Program (official numbers for Friday May 10 through Thursday May 16, 2019).

Put Option and Put Spread Strategy
Updated (through Thursday, May 9, 2019) premium values of example put and put spread strategies for hedges on 2019 bales (or looking back at 2018 hedging).

Call Option and Call Spread Strategy
Updated (through Thursday, May 9, 2019) premium values of example call and call spread strategies for hedging cash contracted 2018 bales.


Supply/Demand Data and Price Forecasts

USDA WASDE Supply/Demand Numbers
Posted latest USDA Supply and Demand numbers as of
May 10, 2019


Technical Indicators

Moving Averages of Nearby ICE Cotton Futures
Updated graphs of short and long term moving averages of nearby ICE cotton futures settlement prices, as of Friday May 10, 2019.


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