Cotton futures are showing 15 to 20 point losses in the nearby contracts to end the week. The dollar is steady, with crude lower at midday. The Cotlook A index was up 155 points from the previous day on January 10 at 82.60 cents/lb. There will be no CFTC commitment of Traders report this afternoon, and the Cotton Ginnings update from USDA is also delayed thanks to the shutdown.
Mar 19 Cotton is at 72.7, down 15 points,
May 19 Cotton is at 74.17, down 19 points
Jul 19 Cotton is at 75.47, down 20 points
--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management