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COTTON CALCULATORS
Corn prices to 'remain supported', says SocGen

The bank believes the USDA was too generous in forecasts for US corn stocks next season. SocGen is modestly bullish on cotton too, but not on wheat

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Hedge funds raise bullish bets on ags for first time in 2015
Soybeans, cotton and sugar are favoured as hedge funds end a bearish spree on positioning in ags. In sugar, improved optimism leaves a sour taste
Cotton prices to stay weak in 2015-16, despite output deficit
The world next season will witness its first drop in inventories in six years. But that does not mean prices will recover, the USDA says
US forecasts drop in its grain, soy, cotton sowings
The US, in initial 2015 plantings forecasts, sees area of major crops falling. But its data does not back ideas of a big corn-to-soy switch
Cotton bucks bearish turn in hedge fund positioning
Hedge funds continue a bearish turn in ag bets which has extended unbroken in 2015. Soybeans are targeted, but not cotton - which now faces a key test
US farmers ditch cotton, in favour of soybeans and sorghum
US cotton sowings are fall to a six-year low, as farmers ditch the fibre in favour of sorghum - for which plantings could hit a 12-year high
Commerzbank cuts ag price forecasts, citing dollar strength
The bank slashes price hopes for Chicago wheat, and trims forecasts for corn, cotton and soy too. But prospects for Paris-traded lots are less gloomy
China to lead drop in world cotton output in 2015-16
The International Cotton Advisory Committee cuts its forecast for cotton prices this season - and says low values will deter plantings
Hedge funds flip to net shorts in cotton, soybeans, wheat
Hedge funds extend their selldown of ag commodities, as the dollar strengthens and supply fears ease. Still, positioning on sugar bucks the trend
Cotton futures hit five-year low - despite bumper US exports
Strong US export sales data, again, fail to pull cotton futures out of a decline being spurred by "panic selling". What might revive prices?
Rabobank lifts hopes for coffee, wheat prices - but not soyoil
The bank makes broadly upbeat revisions to crop price forecasts, reassuring bulls over cotton futures too. But soyoil is to hit its lowest since 2009
Corn, soy, hogs hit in hedge funds' bearish swing on ags
Hedge funds turn less upbeat in their exposure to ag commodity prices, notably on corn, soybeans. Their net long in lean hogs hits a 20-month low
Hedge funds look for price falls as they raise bets on ags
Hedge funds begin 2015 by taking out extra positions in ag commodities - mainly to bet on price falls. Grains and lean hogs are main targets
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Cotton futures - will they beat China fears to post 2015 gains?

Cotton futures were one of the worst performing in ag commodities in 2014. But does a recent stabilisation in values herald a rally?

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