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Hedge fund positions in numbers for week to March 16

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Below, details of the shifts in managed money positioning in US-traded agricultural commodities, in the eight days to Tuesday March 16.

 

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 corn

370,900 +14,386

Chicago soybeans

156,040 -3,561

Chicago soyoil

98,686 -888

Chicago soymeal

61,236 -3,008

Kansas City wheat

38,342 -9,322
Chicago wheat
17,525 -10,051

 

Hedge funds’ net positioning in New York-traded soft commodities
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change
Raw sugar
191,378 -2,690
Cotton 59,653 +1,822

Cocoa

34,828 -109

Arabica coffee

27,567 -2,792

 

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

Live cattle

83,560 +1,900

Lean hogs

75,833 +1,546

Feeder cattle

2,428 +2,049

 

 

Hedge funds’ net positioning, by sector
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change (contracts)
Grain and oilseeds
742,729 -12,444

Soft commodities

313,426 -3,769
Livestock 161,821 +5,495
Overall position 1,217,976 -10,718

 

 

* = most extreme on data going back to 2006

 

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