Agricultural Commodities Commodity Market Trades, Charts

  • BEIJING, Sept 12- China could be preparing to auction sugar from its huge state stockpiles for the first time in five years following sales of millions of tonnes of corn and cotton over the summer, analysts and traders said. Han Xu, an analyst at Cofco Futures who had heard speculation about an auction, said it was "possible" China would sell some of its aging stock and...

  • *Beijing unlikely to lift daily offer, could extend period-trade. BEIJING, July 28- China's mills are urging the government to release more cotton from state reserves, as fewer quotas for low-tariff imports and higher demand for local yarn tighten supplies. The limited quantity is a major problem, "said Ashley Liang, general manager of import and export at the...

  • *Cotton surges 5 pct to highest since May 2014. MANILA, July 4- Chinese commodities from nickel to cotton surged on Monday on hopes Beijing will unleash more stimulus to prop up a sluggish economy, brightening the outlook for raw material demand. "There are headwinds in the domestic market and exports and for the government to achieve its macroeconomic targets...

  • *Cotton surges 5 pct to highest since May 2014. MANILA, July 4- Chinese commodities from nickel to cotton surged on Monday on hopes Beijing will unleash more stimulus to prop up a sluggish economy, brightening the outlook for raw material demand. "There are headwinds in the domestic market and exports and for the government to achieve its macroeconomic targets...

  • *Olam sees El Nino hits Indonesia, Malaysia palm oil output. SINGAPORE, May 13- Southeast Asia's palm oil output is likely to drop in 2016 due to dry conditions from the El Nino weather pattern, while the cotton market will trade in a narrow range, Singapore- based trader Olam International said on Friday. Indonesia, the world's top palm oil producer, is likely to see...

  • *Iron ore in Dalian down more than 4 pct at close. Retail buyers rushed into China's commodities futures in April, hoping a stabilizing economy would boost demand for raw materials, lifting prices and volumes of everything from steel to cotton. China's main commodity exchanges in Dalian, Shanghai and Zhengzhou have since imposed measures to rein in speculative...

  • OUAGADOUGOU, April 22- Burkina Faso produced 581,000 tonnes of raw cotton in the recently ended 2015/ 16 season, down 18 percent from the previous harvest and well short of its aim of a record crop of 800,000 tonnes, the national cotton association said on Friday. The Inter-professional Cotton Association of Burkina, which groups together the country's three...

  • Dennis Gartman

    There are problems emerging in the U.S. stock market, and that means it's time to sit on the sidelines, Dennis Gartman says.

  • Workers in a clothing factory in Bozhou, China.

    Once the epitome of cheap mass manufacturing, textile producers from formerly low-cost nations are setting up shop in America, the NYT reports.

  • After peaking in the late '90s, use of U.S. mills that churn raw cotton fiber into spun yarn has been stable since 2008.

    Cotton Incorporated and Maker's Row, an online marketplace, have partnered to bring back more "Made in USA" goods.

  • Fiscal 'Cliffhanger' to End the Year

    Dennis Gartman of The Gartman Letter, discusses the "fiscal cliff" negotiations, investing in housing and banking, and how to play cotton, with the Fast Money traders.

  • Gartman's Top Plays for 2013 (Not Gold)

    Selling gold stocks for these alternate investments looks like a good idea, says Dennis Gartman, editor of The Gartman Letter.

  • Cramer: Gap Pulled Back, Buy Now

    Gap has an amazing turnaround story, explains Mad Money host Jim Cramer. Despite the stock falling from $35 at the end of November to $31, it's a great time to buy the stock.

  • Soybean field

    Soft commodities such as soy and corn should be used by investors to protect against inflation in the same way as gold, according to the founding partner of GAIA Capital, John Coast Sullenger.

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    The general trend pressure for cotton prices is bearish and this suggests continued testing of support near 85 cents a pound.

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    In search of a safe haven, investors are flocking into the U.S. dollar Tuesday and out of risk assets including commodities. Concerns about the ongoing situation in Greece and the euro zone as well as perceived weakness in the global economic recovery are some of the drivers.

  • Widely followed commodities trader Dennis Gartman on Monday said he wasn’t concerned about an official slowdown in China.

  • Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke hasn't said anything to change the trend that's been in place for precious metals since start of new year, so the buying continues.

  • What's moving in commodities in Monday’s trade: