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ANZ downbeat on cotton price - cautious on wheat too

The bank espouses a "tactically short position" in cotton futures, forecasting a waning in hedge fund interest, and is modestly bearish on wheat

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Cocoa, coffee, soy to avoid China import slowdown
Higher personal incomes will support China's imports of luxury softs, while an industrial slowdown threatens cotton purchases
Hedge funds record-bearish ag bets 'may spur' price support
Hedge funds hike their net short in ags to a record high, driven by negative bets in grains. But will this herald a sharp reversal in positioning?
Soft vs grains gap emerges as hedge funds cut bearish ag bets
Hedge funds reduce their bearish positioning in major ag contracts overall. But the shift hides a gap in thinking on softs compared with grains
Pakistan cotton imports to soar - leading world trend
US officials forecast a jump in Pakistan's cotton buy-ins, in the latest of a series of upbeat estimates for importers' orders in 2015-16
Hedge funds lift bearish ag bets - against seasonal trend
Hedge funds raise their net short on US-traded ags to the second highest ever. Are they vulnerable to being caught out by a spring scare?
Vietnam's heady pace of cotton imports to slow
Knock-on effects of China's cotton market reforms will bring Vietnamese imports of the fibre back to earth
Cotton price resilience may prove short-lived - ICAC
The intergovernmental group, in its first forecast for 2015-16, sees prices falling further, despite raising its estimate for an inventory decline
Cotton 'most bullish row crop', says Rabobank
Falling US cotton sowings will set a global trend, the bank says. But Commonwealth Bank of Australia is more caution on price prospects
Ag prices 'may rebound', after hedge funds turn most bearish ever
Hedge funds sell heavily in ags, opening up the biggest net short position on record. But will this herald a recovery in prices?
Softs look better bet than grains, says SocGen
The bank cuts forecasts for coffee and sugar prices, but to levels above the futures curve. However, wheat values look poised to stay under pressure
Farm Futures lifts the bar on forecasts for US soy sowings
US farmers are "ready to jump on the soybean bandwagon" because of its relatively cheap output costs. Cotton, as well as corn, sowings will suffer
SLC flags benefit of accelerating soy, cotton hedging
The group says that hedging most of its cotton and soy ahead, at prices well above current rates, should have a "positive impact" on results
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