Cotton Finished Tuesday Mixed

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The volatile old crop cotton market turned around on Tuesday with triple digit losses of as much as 195 points. New crop futures firmed off their session lows to close within 5 points of UNCH. 

NOAA’s updated 7-day QPF has rainfall in E. TX and N. LA amounting to as much a s1 3/4”. Northern MS/GA/AL will also get up to an inch over the week. 

After the close, NASS reported US cotton planting was 3% finished nationally with AZ at 6% and TX at 5%. The 5-yr average pace would be 4% planted as of 3/31. 

The Cotlook A Index was back down by 235 points to 95.60 cents/lb on 3/28. The AWP was 162 points weaker to 70.88 cents/lb. ICE certified stocks were 14k bales higher to 81,664 bales for 4/1.

May 24 Cotton  is at 90.81, down 195 points,

Jul 24 Cotton  is at 91.71, down 160 points,

Dec 24 Cotton  is at 84.3, down 5 points

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