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Hedge fund positions in numbers, for week to April 9

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Below, details of the shifts in managed money positioning in US-traded agricultural commodities, in the week to Tuesday April 9.

 

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

-8,615 +3,802

Chicago soyoil

-31,609 -4,648

Kansas City wheat

-47,793 +1,964
Chicago wheat
-54,269 +2,170

Chicago soybeans

-71,314 +2,855

Chicago corn

-271,746* -25,011

 

 

Hedge funds’ net positioning in New York-traded soft commodities
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change
Cotton 14,652 +5,945

Cocoa

-5,502 +24,799
Raw sugar
-46,864 +27,523

Arabica coffee

-74,110 +6,395

 

Hedge funds’ net positioning in Chicago-traded livestock
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change (contracts)
Live cattle
148,941 +704

Lean hogs

50,482 +13,691

Feeder cattle

4,864 +318

 

 

Hedge funds’ net positioning, by sector
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change (contracts)
Livestock 204,287 +14,713

Soft commodities

-111,824 +64,662
Grain and oilseeds
-485,346 -18,868
Overall position -392,883 60,507

 

 

* = record high/low on data going back to 2006

 

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