Cotton Working Off Highs, Still +200 Points at Midday


The cotton market had gotten to the expanded 5 cent limit earlier in the session, but has backed off into midday. Futures are still trading 200 points higher so far for the day with May over the $1 mark. New crop prices are red at midday, giving back as much as a penny. 

Tightening US stocks and still decent export demand has the market doing its best to ration out demand with higher prices. 

The Cotlook A Index dropped by 80 points to 100.70 cents for 2/26. The AWP was 168 points stronger at 75.12 cents. ICE certified stocks were 997 bales as of 2/21. 

Mar 24 Cotton  is at 107.25, up 650 points,

May 24 Cotton  is at 101.25, up 245 points,

Jul 24 Cotton  is at 100.04, up 236 points

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