Cotton futures ended the Friday session with the nearby contracts 8 to 14 points higher and back months lower. Thursday’s Cotton On Call report from CFTC showed mills unfixed call sales position at 41,051 contract for December. That was as of 8/17 and down 9,291 contracts from the week before. Unfixed call purchases for December were at 21,981 contracts on that date. Friday’s CFTC report showed spec traders in Cotton futures and options cutting 6,022 contracts off their net long position to 70,650 contracts as of 8/21. The Cotlook A index was down 90 points from the previous day at 92.15 cents/lb on August 23. The weekly AWP was updated to 73.83 cents/lb through next Thursday, down 162 points from the week prior.

Oct 18 Cotton closed at 81.810, up 8 points,

Dec 18 Cotton closed at 81.630, up 14 points

Mar 19 Cotton closed at 81.790, down 12 points

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