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Cotton Weekly Spec Hedge and Export Reports

CFTC Commitment of Traders Data
Updated CFTC Commitment of Traders numbers through Tuesday July 23, 2013.

U.S Export Numbers
Updated weekly export numbers through Thursday July 18, 2013.

Cotton Marketing

Basic Marketing Article
Updated discussion of U.S. cotton loan program with current official A-Index and AWP values for the on-line article entitled Basic Marketing of Texas Cotton: Forward Contracts, Cash Sales, Marketing Pools, and the USDA Loan Program (official numbers for Friday July 19 through Thursday July 25.

Main Newsletter Page
Updated near term and longer term analysis as of Friday July 26, 2013.

Cotton Supply/Demand

Supply/Demand Numbers
Posted latest USDA Supply and Demand numbers as of July 11, 2013.

Cotton Yield / Risk Management
Yield Risk Management Discussion
Added discussion of the price discovery windows for YP, RP, and RPHPE policies..
Cotton Hedging Strategies

Strategy Summary Page
Added example of Dec'11 cotton futures and options.

Cotton Educational Resources

Introduction to Cotton Futures
Included a link to Dr. Blake Bennett's comprehensive article entitled Introduction to Cotton Futures (3/13/06)

Added a descriptive article that I wrote for Cotlook entitled "Trends and Prospects for Texas Cotton." (6/5/06)

Added a descriptive article about Texas cotton transportation and logistics (4/2/07).

Added a reprint of an article discussing the role of the fund sector in recent cotton price volatility. This is reprinted by permission of ICAC.

Added an Extension leaflet discussing the likely impacts of the CME going to expanded trading hours, in competition with ICE Futures.

The Cotton Marketing Planner

Dr. John R.C. Robinson
Associate Professor
Extension Economist-Cotton Marketing
Department of Agricultural Economics
Texas A&M University
2124 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2124
Phone: (979) 845-8011
Fax: (979) 845-4906