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Hedge fund positions in numbers for week to July 21



Below, details of the shifts in managed money positioning in US-traded agricultural commodities, in the week to Tuesday July 21.


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


The previous week’s data are available by clicking here.



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

Chicago soybeans

75,809 +9,834

Chicago soyoil

36,897 +26,699
Chicago wheat
474 +8,801

Kansas City wheat

-18,159 +5,407

Chicago soymeal

-29,178 +1,273

Chicago corn

-137,770 -4,145


Hedge funds’ net positioning in New York-traded soft commodities
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change
Raw sugar
79,529 +1,011
Cotton 30,373 +556

Arabica coffee

-22,313 +2,463


-28,189 -112


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

Live cattle

29,673 +7,995

Lean hogs

10,512 +52

Feeder cattle

4,462 +2,990



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

Soft commodities

59,400 +3,918
Livestock 44,647 +11,037
Grain and oilseeds
-71,927 +47,869
Overall position 32,120 +62,824



* = most extreme on data going back to 2006


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