Cotton futures closed mixed Wednesday as July posted the board's only gain amid positioning ahead of first notice day.
Most-active December settled off 72 points to 86.60 cents, extending its losing streak to three sessions in a row amid perceptions of improved U.S. crop prospects.
December closed about the middle of its 167-point range from down 152 points at 85.80 cents to up 15 points at 87.47 cents. It shaved the loss after testing at the intraday low a 50% retracement (85.64) of its 784-point June rally.
July gained 42 points to close at 85.40 cents, still 718 points below ...