What’s New

Note:  Most of the Sub-Pages and Graphs Within this Website have not been updated at least since the mandated COVID-19 home sheltering began.  The most current discussion is on the main page.

Weekly Reports and Summaries

CFTC Commitment of Traders Data
Commitment of Traders data as of Tuesday May 5, 2020 (CFTC report released Friday May 7, 2020).

U.S Export Numbers
Lagged export sales and shipment data through the week ending Thursday, January 9, 2020

ICE Cotton Volume and Open Interest
Weekly trend and detailed snapshot of volume and open interest as of Thursday January 16, 2020.


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 January 17 through Thursday January 23, 2020).

Put Option and Put Spread Examples Strategy
Updated (through Thursday, January 16, 2020) premium values of example put and put spread strategies for earlier hedges on 2019 bales and futures hedges on 2020 bales.

Call Option and Call Spread Example Strategy
Updated (through Thursday, January 16, 2020) premium values of example call and call spread strategies for post-harvest hedges on 2019 bales.

Supply/Demand Data and Price Forecasts

USDA WASDE Supply/Demand Numbers
Posted latest USDA Supply and Demand numbers as of May 12,2020

Technical Indicators and 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 Thursday, January 16, 2020.

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