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DTN Closing Cotton Commentary
Duane Howell DTN Contributing Cotton Analyst
Tue Mar 5, 2013 02:30 PM CST

Cotton futures continued marching to higher ground Tuesday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged to an all-time intraday high amid signs of a strengthening U.S. economy.

Benchmark May closed higher for the sixth session in a row, settling up 72 points to 86.98 cents to finish in the upper half of its 161-point range from down 42 points at 85.94 to up 119 points at 87.45 cents. This was its highest intraday print since May 7 and highest close since May 4.

Maturing March closed up 106 points to 85.97 cents, July advanced 119 points to 87.70 cents and ...

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