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Hedge fund positions in numbers, for week to April 16


Below, details of the shifts in managed money positioning in US-traded agricultural commodities, in the week to Tuesday April 16.


Data are for futures and options combined, and sourced from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.



Hedge funds’ net positioning in grains and oilseeds
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change (contracts)

Chicago soymeal

-11,534 -2,919

Chicago soyoil

-33,920 -2,311

Kansas City wheat

-54,295* -6,502
Chicago wheat
-69,832 -15,563

Chicago soybeans

-91,400 -20,086

Chicago corn

-307,529* -35,783



Hedge funds’ net positioning in New York-traded soft commodities
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change
Cotton 11,467 -3,185


-4,742 +760
Raw sugar
-44,478 +2,386

Arabica coffee

-81,667 -7,557


Hedge funds’ net positioning in Chicago-traded livestock
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change (contracts)
Live cattle
152,634* +3,693

Lean hogs

58,532 +8,050

Feeder cattle

6,723 +1,859



Hedge funds’ net positioning, by sector
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change (contracts)
Livestock 217,889 +13,602

Soft commodities

-119,420 -7,596
Grain and oilseeds
-568,510* -83,164
Overall position -470,041 -77,158



* = record large on data going back to 2006


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