Alan Brugler - Barchart 

Tue Aug 16,

Cotton futures saw Dec up 6 cents for a brief moment on Tuesday, but contracts fell from their highs, with gains of 5 to 326 points in the new crop contracts. Deferred contracts were down 120 to 230 points on thin trade.  The daily limits will revert back to the new 5 cent limit for the Wednesday session.

In the weekly Crop Progress report from NASS, Texas had 21% of the crop with bolls open, up 3% on the average. Just three states saw deteriorating conditions (KS, LA, and OK), with TX and GA both a point higher. 

The Seam reported 1,102 bales sold on Monday, at an average price of 1.23 cents/lb.

The Cotlook A Index (old crop) was 400 points higher at 126.75 cents on 8/15.  USDA’s AWP for cotton was down 1.29 cents on Thursday, to 88.15 cents/lb. That will be updated this Thursday.

Oct 22 Cotton  closed at 122.25, up 281 points, Dec 22 Cotton  closed at 116.85, up 326 points,

Mar 23 Cotton  closed at 113.35, up 271 points. (Source: