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Morning Softs 3/30/15

On March 30, 2015 - 9:40 AM By

COTTON General Comments: Prices were a Little higher as traders get ready for the USDA planting intentions reports tomorrow. Another positive export sales report last week provided a reason to support prices. Demand in the last couple of months has been much improved from what was seen at the start of the marketing year. The [...]

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Financials: June Bonds are currently 13 lower at 164’00, 10 Yr. Notes 4 lower at 128’18 and 5 Yr. Notes 1 lower at 120’00. The prospect of some easing of the tensions and progress with Iran over nuclear armaments has eased some of the safety factor on the interest rate markets. Last Thursday we recommended [...]

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Morning Softs 3/27/15

On March 27, 2015 - 7:30 AM By

COTTON General Comments: Prices were mixed in quiet trading. Another positive export sales report provided a reason to support prices. Demand in the last couple of months has been much improved from what was seen at the start of the marketing year. The focus of the market is continuing to shift to new crop production [...]

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Morning Softs 3/26/15

On March 26, 2015 - 10:08 AM By

COTTON General Comments: Prices were lower on ideas of ample old crop supplies. The ideas gained ground due to the USDA reports that showed more Cotton being processed that last year. The total Cotton ginned last year was 16.3 million bales. Demand in the last couple of months has been much improved from what was [...]

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Financials: June Bonds are currently unchanged at 164’17, 10 Yr. Notes unchanged at 128’26 and 5 Yr. Notes up 1 at 120’01. Islamic nations instability, air strikes in Yemen and Tikrit (Iraq) pushed Bonds higher overnight before retreating to present levels. Yesterday’s 2 and 5 Yr. auctions were not well received causing the rates to [...]

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Morning Softs 3/25/15

On March 25, 2015 - 9:48 AM By

COTTON General Comments: Prices were mixed to a little higher. Nearby months were a little lower as the US Dollar turned a little higher Demand in the last couple of months has been much improved from what was seen at the start of the marketing year, and China has been a relatively active buyer during [...]

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Morning Softs 3/24/15

On March 24, 2015 - 9:27 AM By

COTTON General Comments: Prices were higher as the US Dollar moved lower. Ideas are that the lower US Dollar can create new demand. The biggest buyer in the world is China, and they are trying to reduce their own huge government stockpiles, so the demand boost from the cheaper US Dollar might not be all [...]

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Morning Softs 3/23/15

On March 23, 2015 - 9:54 AM By

COTTON General Comments: Prices were mixed to lower to finish the week. It was mostly a consolidation day after the Sharp rally on Thursday due to the strong export sales report. The focus of the market is turning more and more to new crop production prospects. US producers are increasingly looking to get started on [...]

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Morning Softs 3/20/15

On March 20, 2015 - 10:04 AM By

COTTON General Comments: Prices traded higher in reaction to the higher tan expected export sales seen in the weekly USDA reports yesterday. The US Dollar recovered almost all the losses it had made in reaction to the FED announcements, but the currency moves did not hurt the price action in Cotton all that much. Weather [...]

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Morning Softs 3/19/15

On March 19, 2015 - 9:48 AM By

COTTON General Comments: US markets closed higher. Prices were strong early as traders anticipated a positive export sales report from USDA today, then really moved higher into the close as the US Dollar moved sharply lower in reaction to the FED minutes that showed no real changes in policies, but some concerns about the overall [...]

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Financials: June Bonds are currently 14 higher at 163’18, 10 Yr. Notes 1 higher at 128’18 and 5 Yr. Notes 1 lower at 119’26. Yesterday’s FOMC left rates unchanged and commented that it would do so until there is a better employment picture and inflation comes closer to the targeted 2.0%. It also suggested that [...]

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Morning Softs 3/18/15

On March 18, 2015 - 9:42 AM By

COTTON General Comments: US markets closed lower again. The US economic data yesterday was not helpful to the Bulls, and the weather forecasts call for some beneficial precipitation in the southern Great Plains and into parts of the Delta and Southeast. The focus of the market is turning more and more to new crop production [...]

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