Cotton Futures closed a little lower and short term trends are down

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General Comments: Futures closed a little lower and short term trends are down. Futures traded lower as traders weighed slow crop development against improving conditions and improved weather. Buyers have pulled away from the market and will wait for a bottom to form before buying in a big way. Very hot weather conditions in China continue, and the weather in Cotton areas is not really improving right now in that country. However, some showers are in the forecast to provide some help. Weather is moderate in the US. US crops remain behind the normal pace, but overall crop ratings are high and current conditions are called good. Texas is dry and warm. Weather for Cotton still appears good in India. The USDA crop progress and conditions report did not show improved crop conditions, and some new buying could surface today.

Overnight News: The Delta will be dry and Southeast will see a few showers. Temperatures will average above normal in the Delta and mostly above normal in the Southeast. Texas will see dry weather. Temperatures will average above normal. The USDA spot price is now 79.37 ct/lb. ICE said that certified Cotton stocks are now 0.018 million bales, from 0.021 million yesterday.

Chart Trends: Trends in Cotton are down with objectives of 82.70 and 81.20 October. Support is at 81.80, 81.20, and 80.00 October, with resistance of 84.00, 85.05, and 85.30 October.

Source: Futures Mag

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