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Hedge funds wrong-footed by sugar price rebound

Hedge funds return to a net short position in ags, driven by bearish bets on cocoa and sugar, which more than offset better sentiment on corn, hogs

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Hedge funds cover mass of grain shorts - sparking fears of price falls
Hedge funds return to a net long on US-traded ags, driven by a swing in grains. But has this created scope for fresh selling? Hogs attract buying too
Hedge funds cut bearish ag bets for first time in 2016
Hedge funds turn less downbeat on ags, particularly on grains and soy. But wheat misses out, leading to ideas of potential price support
Coffee, sugar futures to rise - but cocoa price outlook less rosy
ABN Amro sees "upward potential" for coffee and sugar prices, citing prospects of output shortfalls. But cocoa futures face a retreat
Cocoa futures rally on strong Asian grind data
Data showing a rise in Asian cocoa processing volumes helps counteract disappointment at worse-than-expected statistics for North American
Cocoa leads sell-off in softs, as Ghana data quicken rush for exit
Soft commodity futures, in which funds have long positions to liquidate, take a hit from a broad market sell-down. But cocoa fares particularly badly
Hedge funds switch selling to softs, from soybeans and wheat
Funds retreat from a record bearish position on grains - hiking short bets in the likes of cotton, coffee instead. Still, corn stays out of favour
Cocoa prices rally on strong European grind
European cocoa processing figures exceeded expectations, hitting their highest level since the start of 2014
Terrorism, weather make for 'challenging' chocolate market - Lindt
Shares in Lindt tumble, as the Swiss chocolate maker reports a "somber mood" in the sector, citing currency effects, terrorism, and a warm autumn
Gentle Harmattan takes wind from cocoa market's sails
The feared winter wind, which can devastate west African cocoa production, has been mild this year, analyst Judith Ganes-Chase said
Hedge funds' record bearish grain bet spurs ideas of price bounce
Hedge funds extend bearish bets in US-traded ags, with their net short in grains reaching a record high. Is their appetite for selling now sated?
Cocoa futures plumb new lows as hedge funds 'throw in the towel'
Cocoa futures extend to 10% their losses so far this week, amid uncertainty over West African production
Hedge funds bet on further ag price falls - after 'destructive' 2015
Hedge funds turn net short in ags for the first time in six months. A near-record bearish position in grains provokes ideas of price support
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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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