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Cocoa futures curtail losses, despite surprise drop in EU grind

EU cocoa processing volumes defied market expectations and fell in the last three months of 2016, data show. But will they pick-up in 2017?

Hedge funds turn sweeter on wheat - just in time
... to limit losses in soft wheat, and profit from a hard wheat rally, after US sowings data. Still, funds appear more vulnerable in cotton
Cocoa best bet among softs - coffee, cotton, sugar prices 'not cheap'
Veteran analyst Judith Ganes Chase says "the days of demand-driven markets are gone". Still, cocoa does boast "attractive" grinding margins
Hedge funds pull out of ag selling - ahead of index fund purchases
Hedge funds enter 2017 on a more bullish note on ags, buying cattle, wheat and corn - and pulling out of a record selldown in soft commodities
Ivorian unrest, but no repeat of 2011 for cocoa markets so far
Traders are sitting on their hands, and holding onto short positions, in the face of a widespread mutiny in Cote D'Ivoire
Prospects ease for index fund buying of hogs - but rise for corn, wheat
A rally in hogs has curbed the need for buying by index funds in next week's much-anticipated reweighting process, Societe Generale data show
Hedge funds match record in selldown on soft commodities
Hedge funds sounded a bearish note as year-end loomed, extending selling in softs, and their net short in grains too. But not in livestock...
Hedge funds position for showdown against index funds in grains
Hedge funds sell grain derivatives - just as index funds are preparing to buy them in a once-a-year revamp. But the funds are in line on softs
Inflation fears to spur fund demand for commodities in 2017
... says Sucden Financial, seeing potential for strength for now in coffee and soybean prices, but flagging threats to values further ahead
Hedge funds turn bearish on cocoa for first time in years...
...but funds add long positions on lean hog futures at a record breaking pace
Hedge funds sell wheat 'with reckless abandon' as ags' appeal wanes
Hedge funds return to a more bearish stance on farm commodities. Coffee and hard wheat lead the selldown. But cotton, cattle, sugar retain allure
Markets 'underestimating' chance of higher cocoa demand
As cocoa prices plummet, processing margins are improving, and could lead to stronger demand, analyst Judith Ganes-Chase says
Cocoa, cotton prices 'to remain under pressure' next year
Commerzbank says cotton prices will be "unable to soar" thanks to competition from synthetics. But tight markets will limit losses for sugar
Will the sell-off in cocoa markets continue in 2017?

Cocoa futures have had a hard year thanks to good West African weather and slow demand... will prices fair any better in 2017?

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