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Grain markets' lurch lower catches hedge funds off guard

Funds turned less bearish in grains - just before prices tumbled. They are well out of the money in soybeans. Indeed, is a fresh wave of selling nigh?

Turkish cotton demand rises, as textile industry modernises
Turkish textiles are winning market share in Europe, after political upheaval hits Middle Eastern and Black Sea markets
Hedge funds resume selling in ags, led by corn, cotton, hogs
Hedge funds, for the eighth week in nine, cut their net long in US-traded ags. Still, improved sentiment on cocoa and wheat limits the damage
West African cotton production to surge
US officials see the West African cotton crop up 24% year on year, thanks to better weather conditions
Hedge funds turn record bullish on soft commodities
Managed money is holding the biggest net long in New York traded softs on record
Commerz warns against grain price gloom - and cotton fervour
The bank cuts grain price hopes, but to levels above the futures curve. In cotton, it sees a "temporary setback" - even as prices go limit down
Hedge funds extend bearish ag spree, despite cattle, wheat reversals
Hedge funds turn more gloomy on corn, cocoa and soybeans - more than offsetting more bullish positioning on other ags, notably cattle and cotton
ICAC cites Chinese demand as it cuts world cotton stocks estimate
The ICAC extends the round of downgrades to estimates for cotton stocks, noting "strong demand" for fibre sold in China's state auctions
Hedge funds call time on longest bullish spree in softs since 2007
A cocoa sell-off drags the hedge fund net long in softs lower, for once. Still, grains suffer the brunt of selling. Cotton farmers "have horns"
Rabobank warns of cotton market correction...
... but the outlook for cotton prices is still bullish long-term, thanks to the global production deficit of the fibre
Hedge funds sell ags again - but wheat shorts 'in trouble'
Hedge funds extend their selling spree in ags to the longest of 2016 - and there may be more to go in soy. But has wheat price gloom gone too far?
Analysts warn of cotton market 'correction' as Chinese imports slump
A question mark hangs over the US governments heavy cotton export forecast, as Chinese state auctions continue
Hedge funds' sell-off in grains raises hopes for corn, wheat rallies
Hedge funds slash long bets on ags again. Is selling in grains now sated? Softs are still in demand, although cotton takes the lead from sugar
Cotton futures - will they outperform again in 2016?

Cotton is of the few top commodities to rise in price over 2015, helped by lower output and China restraint selling stocks. Will it gain in 2016 too?

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