Cotton futures are posting sharp 207 to 228 point gains in the nearby contracts on Tuesday. The Friday COT report showed spec funds lowering their net long position by 12,509 contracts to 69,378 contracts for the week of Feb 13. The USDA reported that 236,832 bales were classed in the upland category during the week of Feb 15. That brings the total for upland classings to 18.480 million bales for 17/18. The USDA Adjusted World Price or AWP was trimmed 30 points from the previous week to 69.15 cents/lb on Thursday. The Cotlook A index was up 25 points from the previous day on February 19 at 86.85 cents/lb.

Mar 18 Cotton is at 77.9, up 218 points,

May 18 Cotton is at 79.44, up 228 points

Jul 18 Cotton is at 80.19, up 207 points

Oct 18 Cotton is at 76.850, up 47 points

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