DTN Closing Cotton Commentary
Duane Howell DTN Contributing Cotton Analyst
Fri Oct 4, 2013 02:57 PM CDT

Cotton futures slipped in the late going Friday and settled with a slight loss for the day but ahead for the fourth week in a row.

Benchmark December closed off 26 points to 87.18 cents, a bit below the midpoint of its 86-point range from up 24 points at 87.68 to down 62 points at 86.82 cents. March closed off 24 points to 87.13 cents.

For the week, December gained 55 points and March rose 79 points as December maintained a fractional carry.

Volume slowed to an estimated 13,000 lots from 17,872 lots the previous session when spreads totaled 7,872 ...

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