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  • Squawk / 05 September 2017 at 12:54 GMT
    Head of Commodity Strategy / Saxo Bank
    Last week it was cotton rallying strongly as heavy rain in the aftermath of Harvey exposed 25% of the U.S. crop. The next and potential even bigger challenge to cotton and now also orange juice will be later this week when Hurricane Irma is expected to reach Florida. Irma has been upgraded to a devastating Category 5 hurricane with maximum winds of 280 km/h winds.
    JP Morgan in a report today said that If Hurricane Irma makes landfall between Florida and North Carolina approximately 45% of the cotton crop, will have been exposed at a formative stage.
    Florida's orange juice production could also be negatively impacted and as result the November contract jumped 6% on the opening and reached a high of 144.8 cents/lb (Limit up today = 146.50 cents/lb). Hedge funds hold a near record short position of 4.200 lots versus a daily average volume of less than 1,000 lots in the front month contract.
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    vanita vanita
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    Stephen Pope Stephen Pope
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    Krunil48 Krunil48
    Thank you for your reply.
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    Stefan Vegh Stefan Vegh
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    I can recalculate absolute % (gain - loss) which would be more flattering.

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