COTTON CLIMBS: Cotton prices set a record high amid concerns that weather may have damaged the Texas harvest. Cotton prices have been rising on tight global supplies and robust demand.
WEAKER DOLLAR: Most commodities flourished on a weaker dollar. Since commodities are priced in dollars, a weaker dollar makes them more of a bargain for buyers using foreign currencies.
GAS DIP: Natural gas was the lone exception, settling 1.5 cents lower at $3.317 per 1,000 cubic feet.