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Hedge fund positions in numbers for week to August 25



Below, details of the shifts in managed money positioning in US-traded agricultural commodities, in the week to Tuesday August 25.


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


Analysis of the previous week’s data is available here.


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

Chicago soybeans

109,288 +2,230

Chicago soyoil

67,690 +10,166

Chicago soymeal

3,560 -7,419
Chicago wheat
1,517 +13,991

Kansas City wheat

-21,116 +5,889

Chicago corn

-61,489 +49,010


Hedge funds’ net positioning in New York-traded soft commodities
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change
Raw sugar
188,193 +17,230
Cotton 48,723 +7,824

Arabica coffee

35,031 +7,249


22,928 +1,861


Hedge funds’ net positioning in Chicago-traded livestock
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change (contracts)

Live cattle

62,102 +4,335

Lean hogs

27,202 +7,275

Feeder cattle

7,176 -530



Hedge funds’ net positioning, by sector
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change (contracts)

Soft commodities

294,875 +34,164
Livestock 96,480 +11,080
Grain and oilseeds
99,450 +73,867
Overall position 490,805 +119,111



* = most extreme on data going back to 2006


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