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Recent news articles discuss cotton prices hitting all-time highs. The historic price increase is due to: floods in producing countries such as Pakistan, India and parts of Australia, increasing demand from Chinese textile mills, and higher prices for synthetic fiber as oil prices rise due to tensions in the Middle East.

Following Cotton news is the key to trading fundamentally. Below you can find links to articles in the news that discuss market fundamentals that could potentially affect the price of Cotton on the ICE. Before you start investing in the cotton commodities market you should do your own research.

1. Bloomberg “Cotton Caps Longest Run of Weekly Declines in 55 Years” July 28, 2014

Cotton extended the longest slump in more than five decades on mounting signs that global demand will trail output, increasing the chance of lower costs for companies including the maker of Hanes underwear.

2. Bloomberg “Cotton Boom Goes Bust as Rain-Soaked Texas Crop Sets Glut” July 4, 2014

Two months ago, a drought threatened output in the U.S., the world’s largest exporter, and stockpiles were heading for a two-decade low. Then came the rains in Texas, the top grower, sparking a planting surge that the government said will send inventories to a six-year high before the 2015 harvest.

3. "Cotton Prices Rise to Nine-Week High as U.S. Exports Jump" December 26, 2012

In the four weeks that ended Dec. 13, U.S. export sales of upland cotton soared sixfold from a year earlier, Department of Agriculture data showed on Dec. 20. Cotlook Ltd., the publisher of a benchmark price index, raised its forecast for global consumption, citing increases in countries including India. 

4. "Cotton Gains Most in Four Weeks" November 15, 2012

Cotton futures gained the most in four weeks on speculation that demand will increase for supplies from the U.S., the world’s biggest exporter.

5. "Cotton-Surplus Estimate Raised by Cotlook as China Demand" September 2, 2012

Chinese demand, which last month had been expected to be unchanged, instead will drop by 200,000 tons to 7.6 million, Cotlook said. Cotton futures have tumbled 29 percent in the past year and are down 66 percent since reaching a record $2.197 a pound on ICE Futures U.S. in New York in March 2011. 

6. “Cotton Drops on Signs China Demand Slowing” April 20, 2012

Global production will top demand in the season ending July 31 by 4.5 million metric tons, compared with a March forecast for a surplus of 4.02 million, Cotlook Ltd., a research company based in Birkenhead, U.K., said yesterday. The forecast on consumption was cut 2.1 percent.

7. “Cotton Rises Most in Week on Demand Outlook” January 31, 2012

Cotton rose the most in a week as signs of progress by European governments to ease their debt crisis bolstered prospects for global economic growth and demand for some commodities.

8. "Cotton Crop Hurt by Unusual Dry Weather, MDA Says" January 18, 2012

Cotton farmers in Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil will lose output after a prolonged dry spell damaged some crops, according to MDA Information Systems. Fields across the affected areas got about 124 millimeters of rainfall, compared with an average of 259 millimeters.


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