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Darin Newsom DTN Senior Analyst
Mon May 5, 2014 08:32 AM CDT

July Cotton: Anything but Soft or Bearish Clouds Ahead?

It is hard to argue with the idea that the old-crop cotton market has been on a bullish run of late. A look at a weekly close only chart shows the contract has rallied from a low of 90.45 (week of April 7) to a high weekly close this past week of 94.32. Comparing to what is normally seen this time of year, the five-year seasonal index (not shown) shows the contract tends to trend down from late February through late July.

But before we get extremely bullish the cotton market, ...

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