NEWS
DTN Closing Cotton Commentary
Duane Howell DTN Contributing Cotton Analyst
Wed Oct 16, 2013 03:14 PM CDT

Cotton futures settled with a moderate loss to snap a three-session string of slightly higher closes Wednesday as spreads continued to weaken.

Spot December finished down 55 points to 83.16 cents, its lowest close since Sept. 5 after trading from up 27 points at 83.98 cents to down 78 points at 82.93 cents. The low held a couple of ticks above the Sept. 9 low and brought into view the important support area of 82.11 to 81.72.

March settled off 41 points to 84.28 cents, widening its settlement premium to December to 112 points.

Volume rose to an estimated ...

Quick View
  • Stay on Top of SDS The distinctive yellow patches of sudden death syndrome (SDS) are surfacing in soybean fields acr...
  • Cattle Market There may be a little less bull in this fall's calf market, but the fundamentals still spell oppo...
  • Precision Ag Potential Pending Precision agriculture proponents insist the industry can revolutionize agriculture, but first mor...
  • Cash Rent Reset - 2 Iowa farmland owners Fred and Lodean Cook may consider flexible cash leases for the first time th...
  • Iowa Land Gets a Bounce Key Midwest land values are stuck in neutral or sliding below 2014 levels, recently released opin...
  • Canadian Dairy Conundrum Coping with Canada's dairy industry import tariffs and supply controls remains one of the stickin...
  • Senior Partners - 5 This fatherly financial advice is meant to prevent heartaches should the farm economy suffer anot...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl CPA Andy Biebl answers readers' questions on depreciation recapture, defining a "true" lease and ...
  • Ask the Vet Does my calf have a hernia and is it repairable?
Related News Stories
(none currently available)