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Hedge fund positions in numbers for week to March 3



Below, details of the shifts in managed money positioning in US-traded agricultural commodities, in the week to Tuesday March 3.


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


Analysis of 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 wheat
15,404 -26,583

Chicago soyoil

14,990 -8,058

Kansas City wheat

-1,951 -10,211

Chicago soymeal

-18,324 +58,788*

Chicago soybeans

-35,768 +39,362

Chicago corn

-84,939 +10,571


Hedge funds’ net positioning in New York-traded soft commodities
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change
Raw sugar
142,028 -47,148


70,675 -8,105
Cotton 4,612 -17,789

Arabica coffee

172 +15,255


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

Lean hogs

24,106 +5,600
Live cattle
709 -13,299

Feeder cattle

-2,969 -1,822



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

Soft commodities

217,487 -57,787
Livestock 21,846 -9,521
Grain and oilseeds
-110,588 +63,869
Overall position 128,745 -3,439



* = most extreme on data going back to 2006


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