Cotton Reverting Lower on Wednesday Morning


Cotton prices are down 29 to 85 points so far on Wednesday. Futures bounced higher on Tuesday, recovering from Monday’s losses, with contracts mostly 8 to 92 points higher.  A 118 point stronger US Dollar Index was shrugged off, with crude oil up 63 cents providing some outside support. The dollar was the strongest since May 9 before backing off later in the day. The FOMC will announce any US interest rate changes this afternoon.

Crop Progress data from Monday saw cotton ratings in TX down 8 points, with GA unchanged, as the overall crop fell 4 points to 353. For this specific week, that is still the best since 2017. 

Very few adjustments are expected to the US cotton balance sheet in Wednesday’s WASDE, though some industry figures expect to see a cut to exports and corresponding increase in ending stocks.

Warehouse cotton stocks continue to build ahead of July futures deliveries, as ICE certified cotton stocks were up 660 bales on June 10 at 133,127 bales. There were 0 decerts, with 5,002 bales awaiting review. The Cotlook A Index was back down 100 points on June 10 at 83.65 cents/lb. The USDA Average World Price (AWP) is 58.13 through Thursday.  

Jul 24 Cotton  closed at 72.73, up 92 points, currently down 85 points

Dec 24 Cotton  closed at 72.43, up 84 points, currently down 73 points

Mar 25 Cotton  closed at 73.88, up 64 points currently down 65 points

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