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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.com "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. 

2. Bloomberg.com "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.

3. Bloomberg.com "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. 

4. Bloomberg.com “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.

5. Bloomberg.com “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.

6. Bloomberg.com "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.

7. Bloomberg.com "Cotton Crop Reaching Record Makes Goldman Bearish: Commodities" December 1, 2011

The combination of a record cotton crop and falling consumption will expand global stockpiles by the most since 2005, driving further declines in the price of this year's worst-performing commodity.

8. Bloomberg.com "Sugar Drops on China Demand Concern; Cotton, Orange Juice Gain" July 6, 2011 

Cotton futures for December delivery gained 0.98 cent, or 0.8 percent, to $1.165 a pound on ICE. Earlier, the price slipped to $1.1475, the lowest since Nov. 30.

9. Bloomberg.com “Cotton Jumps on U.S. Weather, Weaker Dollar; Orange Juice Gains” April 29, 2011

Cotton jumped by the exchange limit on renewed concern that dry weather in U.S., the world’s biggest exporter, may crimp output and as a weaker dollar boosted demand for commodities.

10. Bloomberg.com, "Cotton Tops $2 for First Time in New York as Bulls Go ‘Berserk'" February 17, 2011

Cotton topped $2 a pound in New York for the first time ever as accelerating global growth boosted demand for garments manufactured in China, the world’s biggest consumer and importer, amid shrinking global supplies. 

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