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Hedge funds extend sell-down in ags, amid China worries

Funds sell-off soybeans, a huge Chinese import. Still, they make an even bigger sale in coffee - in which they are at risk of being wrong-footed again

ABN upbeat on cocoa, coffee prices, more cautious on sugar
The bank says "bullish arguments for coffee have increased" and flags the potential for cocoa market upset from Ivory Coast elections
Volcafe forecasts coffee deficit next season
The trading house has lowered its forecast for global production in 2015-16, leaving the coffee market in deficit for the second year running
Rabobank lifts coffee deficit forecast, notes 'bullish fundamentals'
The bank sees arabica prices rising to 140 cents a pound this year, while dryness in Brazil could lift them further
Coffee speculators get burned
Hedge funds bet on arabica just before prices slumped, data from the US commodities regulator shows
Crop woes help Brazil robusta coffee prices to record high
Brazilian robusta prices hit their highest since at least 2001, helped by the weak real, but also weaker harvest ideas. Arabica prices rise too
IBGE lifts hopes for in-focus Brazil coffee crop
The official institute raises its forecast, led by higher hopes for arabica, just as Brazilian coffee estimates are regaining close market attention
Coffee market may be vulnerable to 'rapid surge in prices'
The International Coffee Organisation says that thinning stocks in many producer countries may have left prices "highly susceptible" to a jump
Hedge funds caught out by grain price moves - again
Speculators, caught out in July by buying grains as prices tumbled, now look to have been too quick to sell. Still, they have made profits from softs
Coffee futures little moved, despite lowball Brazil crop estimate
Procafe heralds a downgrade to its Brazil coffee crop estimate - which is already among the market's lowest. But the comment meets some scepticism
Bloodied hedge funds return to ag selling with a vengeance
Hedge funds, having "astonished" markets with ill-timed buying of grains, join in the selling, extending it to softs and livestock too
Market 'too optimistic' on Brazil arabica crop, say producers
The Conselho Nacional do Café says Brazil's coffee harvest is showing signs of drought damage, and flags a potential hangover for 2016 too
Goldman upgrades Deere, as ags preferred to other commodities
Are ags different from other commodities for investors? The idea has gained support from the likes of Barclays, Goldman and JP Morgan
Coffee futures - will they prove star performers in 2015 too?

Arabica coffee futures gained 51% in 2014, the most of any of the major commodity. What will 2015 bring for the bean, and for robusta coffee prices?

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