Cotton futures were 17 to 35 points lower on Monday. The US dollar was 114 points higher at on the day. The US cotton harvest progressed another 10% over the last week and was reported at 64% complete as of Sunday, even with the average pace. Online cash sales reported by The Seam were down to 4,735 bales, as prices fell 16 points to 68.24 cents/lb. The USDA average world price (AWP) was updated to 61.38 cents/lb, 33 points higher than the previous week. The Cotlook A index for November 10 was 25 points lower to 79.35 cents/lb. The Commitment of Traders report showed managed money lowering their net long position by 2,431 contracts. That net position stood at 44,883 contracts for the week that ended 11/7.

Dec 17 Cotton closed at 68.880, down 17 points,

Mar 18 Cotton closed at 68.930, down 21 points

Jul 18 Cotton closed at 70.420, down 15 points

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