Cotton futures meandered quietly within the prior-day range in most-active December and finished with a slight gain Friday to snap a three-session losing streak.
December closed up 22 points to 74.85 cents, in the upper half of its 100-point range from down 43 points at 74.20 to up 57 points at 75.20 cents. It had established the range for the day by around 6:45 a.m. CDT.
The benchmark contract lost 223 points or 2.9% for the week, its third straight weekly loss and seventh in the last eight weeks.
Maturing and thinly traded July settled up 52 points to 80.89 ...