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Cotlook Indices

Cotlook 'A' Index 100.95 (-0.40) 14:29 GMT 2nd Feb, 2023

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The marketing staff of Plains Cotton Cooperative Association (PCCA) reviews the Cotlook A-Index price level, changes and composition on a daily basis as part of our price discovery process in order to answer the following questions:

  • Which growths are quoted, and which growths have gone nominal?
  • Which of the quoted growths are available for prompt shipment or delayed?
  • Where are our prices relative to the growths represented in the A-Index quotes?
  • Does the A-Index, along with other signals, help provide any clues to predict pricing/basis level trends?

The Cotlook A-Index has been the benchmark used for loan repayment calculations under the Marketing Assistance Loan program since the beginning of the 1985 Farm Bill.  Since then, PCCA has used the A-Index quotes as a market signal to know when to redeem cotton from the loan program in order to maximize benefits to our members.