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Hedge fund positions in numbers for week to March 23

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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 23.

 

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

388,175 +17,275

Chicago soybeans

162,853 +6,813

Chicago soyoil

93,977 -4,709

Chicago soymeal

57,620 -3,616

Kansas City wheat

26,242 -12,100
Chicago wheat
8,160 -9,365

 

Hedge funds’ net positioning in New York-traded soft commodities
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change
Raw sugar
176,942 -14,436
Cotton 59,191 -462

Cocoa

31,442 -3,386

Arabica coffee

19,239 -8,328

 

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

Live cattle

79,555 -4,005

Lean hogs

76,095 +262

Feeder cattle

707 -1,721

 

 

Hedge funds’ net positioning, by sector
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change (contracts)
Grain and oilseeds
737,027 -5,702

Soft commodities

286,814 -26,612
Livestock 156,357 -5,464
Overall position 1,180,198 -37,778

 

 

* = most extreme on data going back to 2006

 

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