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Hedge funds cooler on grains - but in softs, bullish bets at 8-year top

Hedge funds cut their net long in grain derivatives, even before the volatility after the UK's Brexit vote. But they are increasingly exposed in softs

Brexit poll could be win-win for London cocoa traders
The UK EU referendum is neck-and-neck, according to pollsters. But cocoa traders might be smiling whatever the outcome
Hedge funds lift bullish ag bets to 2-year top - raising scope for selling
... helped by the biggest net long in soft commodities since 2008. But has hedge funds' enthusiasm only created ammunition for selling?
Ag sustainability growing in profile - but investment falling short
Adam Gibbon at Althelia Ecosphere tells the Agrimoney Investment Forum of the gap between ideas and investment in in ag sustainability
Commodity market rally 'still in early stages', says Hightower
"If you think you have missed the commodities move think again," influential commentator David Hightower tells the Agrimoney Investment Forum
Hedge funds hike bullish ag bets to 2-year high, amid 'inflow of money'
Hedge funds fuel a rally in ag prices to a 17-month high. The likes of corn, coffee and sugar are in demand. But does the buying bode ill for wheat?
Speculators' bullish ag bets hit 2-year high - as algo funds move in
Managed money lifts its net long in ags, helped by a surge of cash from algorithmic funds into sugar in particularly. Coffee, wheat bears lose out
Ghana cocoa crop 'in dire need of rainfall'
... with both the quality and volume of Ivory Coast's mid-crop harvest threatened by dryness, the ICCO says, lifting its world deficit forecast
Hedge funds cut bullish bets on ags - but may wish they hadn't
With prices staging a rebound late last week, many funds may wish they had held their nerve over their hefty bullish positioning in ags
Marex plans growth in commodities, into void left by banks
Marex's new boss says the brokerage is to make "exciting new investments", as it unveils a jump in operating profits to a record high
Hedge funds' spree of bullish ag bets spurs fears of sell-off
... particularly in sugar, in which speculators have raised their net long to a record high. Funds already appear wrong-footed in hogs, cattle
UK's Premier Foods flags steady results
UK-based food processing group, Premier Foods, announced solid earnings results today after an eventful year.
Hershey trims sales expectations as chocolate demand falls
Confectionery sales in China and North America are falling, Hershey says, as results miss expectations
Cocoa futures - will they gain in 2016 for a fifth successive year?

Cocoa futures outperformed handsomely in 2015, helped by weather concerns over production. Will they post headway in 2016 too?

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