Cotton futures were steady to 81 points higher in most contracts on Monday. There are indications in CFTC data that additional investment money is coming into commodities. China’s cotton imports from the US totaled 69,467 MT during January, with total Jan imports at 133,908 MT. Last Thursday’s Cotton On-Call report indicated that mills reduced their March unfixed call sales position by 6,047 contracts during the week of 2/16. That position was at 2,895 contracts, as May was at 33,128 contracts for that week. The Cotlook A index was down 100 points from the previous day on February 23 at 89.20 cents/lb.

Mar 18 Cotton closed at 81.700, up 25 points,

May 18 Cotton closed at 82.150, up 81 points

Jul 18 Cotton closed at 82.750, up 68 points

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