iPath Dow Jones-UBS Cotton Total Return Sub-Index ETN(BAL)- NYSEARCA
  • Jun. 15, 2012, 5:43 AM
    China, the world's largest cotton user, is reportedly looking to buy 1M metric tons of cotton from the U.S. to boost government stockpiles. Sources say 160K tons have been bought since last week. "The Chinese government has become the most important factor in global demand and supply," says analyst Dong Shuangwei, even as "the fundamentals still paint a rather gloomy picture." Cotton futures +2.43%.
    | Jun. 15, 2012, 5:43 AM | 2 Comments
  • Mar. 5, 2012, 6:49 AM

    India, the world's No. 2 producer of cotton, bans all cotton exports, effective immediately. No explanation of the embargo has been offered. Cotton futures jump 4.5% to $0.92.

    | Mar. 5, 2012, 6:49 AM | 5 Comments
  • Dec. 1, 2011, 1:39 PM

    Bad news for Cotton, good news for retailers? A deadly combination of a record global crop and falling consumption will continue to pound cotton prices and keep sentiment bearish in the trading pits, according to analysts. Standing to benefit are manufacturers and retailers: Levi-Strauss is cutting back prices to reign in price-conscious shoppers, while American Eagle Outfitters' (AEO +0.4%) CEO highlighted the importance of the commodity to his firm's bottom line in an earnings CC.

    | Dec. 1, 2011, 1:39 PM | 2 Comments
  • Aug. 22, 2011, 1:49 PM

    Apparel companies with a focus on sportier lines are moving higher in tandem today, helped along in part from a trend in lower cotton prices. Gainers: Hanesbrand (HBI +4.4%), Warnaco Group (WRC +4.3%) and Phillips-Van Heusen (PVH +4.3%).

    | Aug. 22, 2011, 1:49 PM
  • Jul. 12, 2011, 10:01 AM

    Shares of airline stocks slip on Europe worries. Airliners face the usual Europe debt stress, but are also in a fight with the EU over emission standards under a new proposal, starting next year, capping emissions at 97% of their average 2004-06 levels. Airline losers: American (AMR -2.3%), Delta (DAL -2.3%), United Continental (BAL -2.9%)

    | Jul. 12, 2011, 10:01 AM
  • Jul. 11, 2011, 10:39 AM

    Cotton futures slide -3.3% to 8-month lows on concern demand will slow down. A report over the weekend showing Chinese imports grew last month at the slowest pace in 20 months hurt, as did an international trade report saying cotton prices will decline significantly this season due to slowing global demand.

    | Jul. 11, 2011, 10:39 AM
BAL Description
The Dow Jones-UBS Cotton Subindex Total ReturnSM is a sub-index of the Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index Total ReturnSM and is intended to reflect the returns that are potentially available through an unleveraged investment in the futures contracts on physical commodities comprising the index as well as the rate of interest that could be earned on cash collateral invested in specified Treasury Bills. The Dow Jones-UBS Cotton Subindex Total ReturnSM is a single-commodity sub-index currently consisting of one futures contract on the commodity of cotton, which is included in the Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index Total ReturnSM.
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