Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Cotton trades higher
Cotton trades higher
03
Dec '08
Cotton made a run at the 48 cent high in H'09 on strength from outside commodities and equity markets. However, after some scale up trade selling and other bearish options based H'09 forward, the market eventually came down. The USD made a small run late in the day but also came off near the close.

Treasuries remain strong as it seems the Fed will keep buying the paper and pushing the yield lower. Grains, metals and energy all came down as well as there just does not seem to be any strong buyers at the top of the range. Volume was low with only 7,000 futures and 13,000 options while open interest remains weak.

Cert stocks are near 900k and falling so this could be friendly long term and the loss of contango is another positive factor that may draw specs back into cotton which has now lost 50% of its open interest in just over 6 months. However, we need to see some stability in energy that may spillover to grains and softs. The short term does not look like that will happen and the USD does not want to come down either, so for now commodities look like they may test the downside again before year end.

Business has also gotten slow but the technicals are still showing a bottom may be in place and just have to wait and see if that is the case.

Technically the dollar is establishing a sideways trading range between 85/88, as we are seeing resistance above 87. The new administration is naming people who will be the new players in the financial crisis going forward and this may help the short term outlook.

The stock market bounced on some potentially good news coming from the auto industry and some profit taking after such a big loss yesterday. Cotton is holding up technically and have to see if we can get the moving averages to cross.

Ecom USA


Must ReadView All

'Requirement of polyester filament yarn is increasing'

Textiles | On 19th Jun 2018

'Requirement of polyester filament yarn is increasing'

The requirement of polyester filament yarn (PFY) is increasing as it...

Courtesy: SAC

Textiles | On 19th Jun 2018

SAC to release pilot of Higg Facility Social Labour Module

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) will release this year a...

Courtesy: Ebay

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Jun 2018

eBay partners with Noon for e-commerce sales in Middle East

Noon, the $1 billion e-commerce venture backed by Dubai businessman...

Interviews View All

Marazban F Velati
Sutlej Textiles & Industries limited

No training can be effective till the candidate believes in it.

Giovanni Pizzamiglio, Paolo Crespi & Riccardo Robustelli
Epson, For.Tex & F.lli Robustelli

‘The percentage share of printing in the global textile market is pretty...

Amardeep Singh
Orient Craft

'In export markets, the trend in terms of embroidery, is towards matte...

Sugandha Bhardwaj

<div>New Delhi-based Brinjal Designs Pvt Ltd manufactures home furnishing...

Urmil Arya

Sushila International, a well established textile organisation established ...

Nitesh Mittal

Kusumgar Corporates is a leading manufacturer of technical textiles and...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Amiben Shroff
Shrujan

From its modest beginning in the late 1960s, Shrujan has grown into a...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


June 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search