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  • Louis Dreyfus appoints Anthony Tancredi head of sugar Wednesday, 16 Dec 2015 | 12:06 PM ET

    LONDON, Dec 16- Louis Dreyfus Commodities has appointed Anthony Tancredi as head of sugar with immediate effect, the company said on Wednesday. Tancredi previously headed the firm's global cotton unit but stepped down from that position in November, when the company said he would move to another unit of the trade house. He will replace Jacques Gillaux.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 17- The senior head of Louis Dreyfus Commodities BV's cotton business has left his role with plans to move to another unit of the global trade house, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Anthony Tancredi, senior head of the global cotton unit, has stepped down and Joe Nicosia, head of global merchandising, is "looking after" the cotton business, the spokeswoman...

  • *China cotton imports have plummeted this year. BEIJING, Oct 15- China imported 50,900 tonnes of cotton in September, down 58.6 percent from a year earlier and the lowest monthly level since at least 2005, according to customs data reported by an industry website. Imports for the first nine months of the year are down by 42 percent to 1.16 million tonnes, the China...

  • BEIJING, Sept 1- A nearly two-month series of daily auctions from China's huge cotton reserves has drawn to a close, selling only a fraction of fiber offered due to high pricing and a slowing economy. Beijing had been under pressure to release stocks to recover part of the cost accrued building a stockpile of around 11 million tonnes of cotton under a...

  • Why I'm fearful about equities: Dennis Gartman Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 4:51 PM ET
    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.

  • China textile factories recruit US workers Sunday, 2 Aug 2015 | 8:19 PM ET
    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.

  • Turning to cotton for more 'Made in USA' goods Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    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 Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 5:30 PM ET
    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) Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 5:25 PM ET
    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 Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 6:25 PM ET
    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.

  • Soy and Corn the New Gold? Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 1:42 AM ET
    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.


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

  • Charting Asia | Cotton Weekly Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 11:54 PM ET
  • Risk-Off Trade Sends U.S. Dollar Higher Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 1:57 PM ET

    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.

  • Gartman Ignores China In Commodities Strategy Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 12:48 PM ET

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

  • Silver Big Mover, Inventory Data Hits Energy Complex Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 11:34 AM ET

    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.

  • Eye on Commodities Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 10:56 AM ET

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

  • Grains Break Out Again Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 5:43 PM ET
    Grains Break Out Again

    Dry patch of weather in the Midwest is pushing grain prices higher, with Rich Ilczyszyn, MF Global.

  • 10 Commodities With the Biggest Price Moves Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 11:56 AM ET
    Commodities are something many investors can relate to. What's not to like about corn, crude oil, or gold? Some commodities have been on a tear in recent months while others have significantly fallen off their highs. In fact, the a global commodity benchmark tracking 19 commodities mostly traded in the U.S., is down 32 percent from its all-time high back in July 2008. So far in 2011, the CRB index is down 3.8 percent compared to an 8.2 percent loss for the S&P 500. Despite that trend, several in

    CNBC’s Analytics Team compiled a list of the 10 best and worst performing commodities in the CRB index. Click ahead to learn about the hot and the not-so-hot commodities of 2011.

  • Cotton Prices Might Be the New Tailwind Wednesday, 20 Jul 2011 | 6:07 PM ET
    A farm laborer works at a cotton factory in Korla city, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China.

    If you want volatility, all you have to do is look at the cotton trade. In the last week, it has shed 36 percent. Despite that, cotton is still up more than 37 percent in the last year.