USDA Cuts Corn Crop Less Than Anticipated; Prices Fall

(Sept 12 2012) USDA Crop Update : The USDA only marginally lowered its corn crop yield and harvest compared to last month’s expectations.  With the fall harvest running faster than usual, the Agriculture Department lowered its corn forecast by less than 1%; well below the 4% cut last month. Still, the corn crop’s surplus this [...]

Commodities at Close: Cotton Falls Past Three- Month Low

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(May 7 2012) Exclusive to GEOnomic Investing Cotton futures finished down and at a 3-1/2 month low Monday, falling for the fourth straight session on speculative sales. July cotton on the ICE Futures U.S. exchange dropped 1.32 cents, or 1.5 percent, to settle at 86.67 cents per lb., the lowest close for a second-position contract since [...]

Monthly Cotton Prices: April

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(May 1 2012) Exclusive to GEOnomic Investing: Cotton prices saw volatile swings in April, with traders constantly adjusting their positions, and prices reacting in a knee-jerk fashion to technical buying and selling. In the end, the price differential between April 2nd (the first trading day of the month) and April 30th (the last trading day) [...]

Monthly Cotton Prices: February

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Cotton futures saw a modest retreat this month, they started trading at $93.40 cents per lb on the 1st, and closed at $90.44 on February 29th.  Prices saw their steepest price swing on the 7th, as futures tumbled the most in two months on signs that demand in China, the world’s biggest consumer, was retreating. [...]

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