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Hedge fund positions in numbers for week to March 2

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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 2.

 

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

348,546 -12,605

Chicago soybeans

155,561 -16,803

Chicago soyoil

108,081 -4,564

Chicago soymeal

65,424 -4,063

Kansas City wheat

51,724 -1,484
Chicago wheat
31,803 +4,893

 

Hedge funds’ net positioning in New York-traded soft commodities
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change
Raw sugar
207,738 -10,812
Cotton 66,031 -6,423

Arabica coffee

37,876 +2,693

Cocoa

29,571 +13,450

 

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

Live cattle

80,570 -7,594

Lean hogs

74,133 +1,353

Feeder cattle

1,164 -570

 

 

Hedge funds’ net positioning, by sector
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change (contracts)
Grain and oilseeds
761,139 -34,626

Soft commodities

341,216 -1,092
Livestock 155,867 -6,811
Overall position 1,258,222 -42,529

 

 

* = most extreme on data going back to 2006

 

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