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DTN Closing Cotton Commentary
Duane Howell DTN Contributing Cotton Analyst
Thu Jun 27, 2013 02:54 PM CDT

Cotton futures closed slightly higher in most-active December Thursday amid positioning ahead of the U.S. planted acreage report and the final trading day of the month and quarter on Friday.

December settled up 18 points to 83.88 cents, around the upper quarter of its tight 82-point range from down 43 points at 83.27 to up 39 points at 84.09 cents. It touched the session high within the first hour of overnight dealings and again in the fading minutes after posting the low just after the weekly report on export sales and shipments.

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