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Hedge fund positions in numbers, for week to July 23


Below, details of the shifts in managed money positioning in US-traded agricultural commodities, in the week to Tuesday July 23.


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


A breakdown of the previous week’s data is available by clicking here.


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

Chicago corn

153,216 -34,044
Chicago wheat
11,779 -6,972

Kansas City wheat

-18,337 -2,181

Chicago soymeal

-25,679 -4,665

Chicago soybeans

-38,489 +446

Chicago soyoil

-39,175 -7,981



Hedge funds’ net positioning in New York-traded soft commodities
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change


43,757 +5,232

Arabica coffee

-14,867 -4,044
Cotton -45,230* -960
Raw sugar
-143,298 -75,449


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

Lean hogs

33,699 -470
Live cattle
26,818 +1,375

Feeder cattle

-5,006 +200



Hedge funds’ net positioning, by sector
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change (contracts)
Livestock 55,511 +1,105
Grain and oilseeds
43,315 -55,397

Soft commodities

-159,638 -75,221
Overall position -60,812 -129,513



* = record large on data going back to 2006


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