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Rabo flags 'buying opportunities' in soy, warns against cocoa price gloom

... but the bank retains a "bearish" outlook on coffee, flagging the prospect of large Colombian output. It foresees lower sugar premiums too

Hedge funds reverse bullish softs-bearish grains betting on ags
The short grains, long softs positioning which hedge funds have favoured goes into reverse. And wheat may see more short covering, investors say
Cocoa prices ease amid raised output hopes
Prices of cocoa remain near three year lows. But can European grinding data on Wednesday help revive the market?
Hedge funds hike net short in wheat to record top - boding well for prices?
Have hedge funds gone too far in bearish wheat bets, leaving prices open to a short-covering rally? There are less such worries over selling in coffee
Hedge funds extend net short in grains - provoking ideas of price support
Hedge funds' net short in grains hits a 6-month high, and bullish betting on softs a record top. Is this dynamic justified? Livestock longs turn sour
Cote d'Ivoire cocoa payout rise 'lifts exposure to price tumble'
The cocoa giant has, in raising payouts to farmers, boosted vulnerability to market falls caused by output rises - or an export licence blunder
World chocolate market at a 'tipping point'
... says Euromonitor, flagging disappointing demand growth in the likes of China, and competition in the West from healthier snacks
Shift in cocoa grind to growing nations spurs cocoa price wobbles
Cocoa processers' shift to bean-producing countries has a cost in market transparency, Rabobank says, as Cote d'Ivoire's grind heads for revival
Changes in cocoa output map boost vulnerability to weather setbacks
The raised reliance of world cocoa output on West African mid crops, and Ecuador, has lifted weather risks, Armajaro Research says
West Africa stranglehold overshadows hopes for cocoa output rebound
Cocoa production will recover strongly in 2016-17, and edge ahead of demand for the rest of the decade - as long as West Africa stays stable
Hedge funds prefer hard wheat to soft, coffee to cocoa, cattle to hogs...
Hedge funds, having spent months betting on gains in soft commodity prices and losses in grains, focus on spreads within ag sectors
Expansion into palm oil's 'new frontier' snags on land muddles
"Several" palm groups, squeezed for space in Asia, are buying in Peru. But land mix-ups, underlined by a cocoa dispute, are marring progress
Commerz sees cocoa, coffee, sugar price rallies going into reverse
The bank raises price forecasts for all three commodities, but to levels below the futures curve - even as sugar prices hit a four-year high
Egypt may suffer lasting hangover from ergot rumpus

Egypt may face a need to accelerate wheat purchases at a time when it is being forced by wary merchants to pay a premium

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