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Soft commodities better bets than grains, says Goldman Sachs

The bank sees upward potential for cocoa, coffee and sugar futures. But the extent of supplies means corn and soybeans look overvalued

Hedge funds hike bullish ag bets - spurring fears of grains selldown ahead
Hedge funds hike their net long in agricultural commodities to the highest since June. But do fundamental factors "need to catch up" with sentiment?
Funds turn bullish on commodities, as brokers foresee ag price gains
More fund managers are bullish on commodities than bearish for only the second time in four years, BoAML says, with brokers "positive" on prices
Hedge funds cut short wheat bets - as key test looms of 9-year bear market
Hedge funds return to a more upbeat view of ag prices, taking a record net long in cotton. Cocoa misses out, as funds exploit a 5-year low in prices
Large exports to 'put pressure on coffee prices', says ICO
... even amid a debate over stocks in Brazil - where, unusually, farmers are arguing that robusta inventories are higher than had been thought
Marex forecasts fourth straight global coffee deficit
Coffee demand will outpace supply next season, Marex says, but while Brazilian coffee production eases, Vietnamese output will recover
Hedge funds slash bullish ag bets - even as history 'suggests rally ahead'
Hedge funds revert to selling in ags - even as Bcom suggests that market conditions are similar to those in 2010 which preceded a price surge
Coffee futures ease, as ICO shows rising exports
...but losses in robusta are limited by a tight market, with reports that Brazil's largest instant coffee shipper is struggling for surprise
Hedge funds hike bullish bets on ags - but is this a high water mark?
Hedge funds lift their net long in US-traded ags markedly, to a six-month high - despite heavy sales in cocoa. Is buying in grains overcooked?
Rabo lifts corn, coffee price hopes, but cuts target for cocoa
Despite the revisions, the bank stays bullish on cocoa prices, and downbeat on corn. And it says a cotton price peak "doesn't seem far away"
Hedge funds buy ags at fastest rate in 6 months - will spree continue?
Worries over low US wheat sowings and rain damage to Argentine crops stoke bullish sentiment among speculators. Index funds buy ags too
Investors cautious on ag prices extending strong start to 2017
While ag values have already gained some 6% so far this year, consensus price forecasts have fallen for most contracts, FocusEcomonics says
Brazil's coffee output could fall near to 2015's drought-hit levels
... says Conab in its first forecast for this year's harvest. Arabica output will be hit by tree fatigue, with robusta revival prospects limited
Can coffee futures rally in 2017 too?

Robusta futures in particular have enjoyed a strong 2016, helped by a supply squeeze. But will that ease in 2017? And what of arabica price prospects?

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