General Comments: Futures closed lower. It was another quiet news day. The flow of cocoa from western Africa is down for seasonal considerations, and traders wonder about the quality and size of the mid crop after some hot and dry weather during the growing season. Reports indicate that bean sizes are small due to the heat and dry weather seen earlier in the year. The weather now is good, with more moderate temperatures and some rains. Ideas are that production in West Africa could be less next crop year as well despite the improved weather as farmers have not liked offered prices. The mid crop harvest is underway, and less than expected production along with smaller beans is reported. Malaysia and Indonesia crops appear to be in good condition and weather is called favorable.
Overnight News: Scattered showers are expected in West Africa. Temperatures will average near to above normal. Malaysia and Indonesia should see episodes of isolated showers. Temperatures should average near normal. Brazil will get mostly dry conditions and warm temperatures. ICE certified stocks are lower today at 4.994 million bags.
Chart Trends: Trends in New York are mixed. Support is at 2285, 2275, and 2255 July, with resistance at 2335, 2365, and 2370 July. Trends in London are mixed. Support is at 1515, 1490, and 1480 July, with resistance at 1560, 1580, and 1590 July.
General Comments: Futures were lower after trading higher early in the session. A disappointing export sales report released yesterday by USDA hurt the bull case. Traders concentrated on economic news, which was disappointing for China and for the US. China is the largest importer of US Cotton. The new crop months were weaker on more forecasts for warm and dry weather in many US production areas that will promote active planting by farmers this week. Ideas are that the demand can continue for now as China moves to increase its stocks and as private buyers there reject offers from the government due to quality and price. Planting conditions for the next crop remain a problem in the US. Dry weather is forecast for the Delta and Southeast, and much warmer weather is expected in Texas this week. Ideas are that farmers can get a lot of planting done with dry and warm conditions. Short term trends are mixed.
Overnight News: The Delta and Southeast will see dry conditions after showers today. Temperatures will average near to above normal. Texas will get mostly dry weather with some showers possible in Eastern areas. Temperatures will average mostly above normal. The USDA spot price is now 81.06 ct/lb. ICE said that certified Cotton stocks are now 0.509 million bales, from 0.509 million yesterday.
Chart Trends: Trends in Cotton are mixed. Support is at 85.40, 85.00, and 83.00 July, with resistance of 87.10, 87.60, and 88.50 July.
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General Comments: Futures closed lower on no news nod speculative selling. Traders are wrestling with more reports of losses from greening disease on the one side and beneficial rains that have hit the state. The growing conditions in Florida are improved with the recent rains, but drier weather is back. Greening disease and what it might mean to production prospects continues to be a primary support item and will be for several years. Irrigation is widespread, even with recent rains. Temperatures are warm in the state. The Valencia harvest is continuing. Brazil is seeing near to above normal temperatures and dry weather, but some showers are possible late this week.
Overnight News: Florida weather forecasts call for mostly dry conditions. Temperatures will average near to below normal this week and near normal this weekend.
Chart Trends: Trends in FCOJ are mixed. Support is at 141.00, 140.00, and 136.00 July, with resistance at 147.00, 150.00, and 153.00 July.
General Comments: Futures were lower again, with little in the way of news to affect prices much one way or another. Brazil weather remains mostly dry, but some areas of Sao Paulo could see a shower by the end of the weekend, which would be beneficial. Weather in other areas like Central America, where it has been dry, also provided some support. Trends have turned sideways to down after the recent run to higher values. Prices in general have been weak as traders anticipate another big crop out of Brazil starting the summer, and CONAB showed a big production potential in its latest production report released this week. Current crop development is still good this year in Brazil, but it has been dry. Dry conditions are forecast to continue in most areas, but some parts of Sao Paulo, mostly southern areas, could get showers. Central America crops are mostly harvested and is too dry for good new crop flowering. Colombia is reported to have good conditions.
Overnight News: Certified stocks are higher today and are about 2.744 million bags. The ICO composite price is now 128.95 ct/lb. Brazil should get mostly dry conditions. Temperatures will average near to above normal. Colombia should get scattered showers, and Central America and Mexico should get showers and rains. Temperatures should average near to above normal. LIFFE stocks are now 12,727 lots.
Chart Trends: Trends in New York are down with objectives of 138.00, 126.00, and 116.00 July. Support is at 136.00, 132.00, and 131.00 July, and resistance is at 143.00, 146.00, and 149.00 July. Trends in London are mixed. Support is at 2030, 2020, and 2000 July, and resistance is at 2060, 2075, and 2100 July. Trends in Sao Paulo are mixed. Support is at 170.00, 167.50, and 165.00 September, and resistance is at 176.00, 180.00, and 181.50 September.
General Comments: Futures closed lower and made new lows for the move on reports of big production in Brazil. Traders remain bearish on supplies, especially from Brazil, and this has hurt New York prices. They got some big production and processing estimates for April this week. Traders are keeping an eye on developments in Brazil and expect big production as the harvest moves forward as the weather is good. Demand is said to be strong from North Africa and the Middle East as buyers get stocks in hand for Ramadan in July. Chart patterns are weak. Brazil has offered subsidies to Sugar producers located in the northeast part of the country. About 17,000 producers would be eligible to get assistance. That part of Brazil has been hurt by drought and Sugar production has been affected.
Overnight News: Mostly dry conditions are expected in Brazil. Temperatures should average near to above normal.
Chart Trends: Trends in New York are down with objectives of 1670, 1610, and 1600 July. Support is at 1680, 1650, and 1620 July, and resistance is at 1720, 1740, and 1755 July. Trends in London are down with no objectives. Support is at 476.00, 473.00, and 470.00 August, and resistance is at 487.00, 491.00, and 496.00 August.