COMMODITIES DAYBOOK: Cotton Drops Most in Two Decades on Economy

Cotton futures tumbled the most in almost 21 years on mounting concern that demand will slow amid signs the world economy is cooling.

WHAT TO WATCH
(ALL TIMES NEW YORK)

4:00 a.m. LME Stockpiles
6:00 a.m. South Africa Monthly Grains Stockpiles Data
8:30 a.m. USDA May Livestock Slaughter Report
10:00 a.m. American Petroleum Institute Monthly Report
1:00 p.m. Baker Hughes U.S. Energy Rig Counts
2:00 p.m. USDA Cattle, Hog Slaughter
3:00 p.m. USDA May Cattle on Feed Report
3:00 p.m. USDA World Coffee Markets Semiannual Report
3:00 p.m. USDA May Cold Storage Report -- Pork Bellies

TOP STORIES
Cotton Falls Most Since 1991 as Demand Slows; Orange Juice Drops
Oil Drops Below $80, Brent Under $90 on Signs of Slowing Economy
Heating Oil Tumbles as Economic Reports Indicate Lower Demand
Natural Gas Advances on Smaller-Than-Expected Storage Increase
Copper Falls Most in 11 Weeks on China Slowdown, Fed Decision
Gold Futures Erase This Year’s Gain on Federal Reserve Decision
Coffee Rises on Brazilian Crop Concerns; Sugar, Cocoa Decline

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ECONOMIC DATA
(ALL TIMES NEW YORK)

4:00 a.m. IFO Pan Germany June Business Expectations
4:00 a.m. Italy June Consumer Confidence Indicator
8:30 a.m. Canada May Consumer Price Index

TV HIGHLIGHTS
7:00 a.m. St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard
8:54 a.m. Green Bay Packers Wide Receiver Greg Jennings
9:00 a.m. Pimco Managing Director Neel T. Kashkari
5:20 p.m. ETF Securities USA LLC Managing Director William Rhind

MARKETS (6:00 p.m. NY TIME)

                               Last        Chg        %Chg
WTI Crude Oil                 $78.20      -3.25      -3.99
Gasoline                       $2.5501     -.0401    -1.55
Natural Gas                    $2.582     +0.065     +2.58
Copper                         $3.298      -.0895    -2.64
Gold                       $1,564.50     -50.30      -3.11
Wheat                          $6.6175     -.0225    -0.34
U.S. Dollar Index              82.29      +0.707     +0.87
MSCI World Index              305.53      -5.66      -1.82

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