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Hedge fund positions in numbers for week to March 9

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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 9.

 

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

356,514 +7,968

Chicago soybeans

159,601 +4,040

Chicago soyoil

99,574 -8,507

Chicago soymeal

64,244 -1,180

Kansas City wheat

47,664 -4,060
Chicago wheat
27,576 -4,227

 

Hedge funds’ net positioning in New York-traded soft commodities
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change
Raw sugar
194,068 -13,670
Cotton 57,831 -8,200

Cocoa

34,937 +5,366

Arabica coffee

30,359 -7,517

 

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

Live cattle

81,660 +1,090

Lean hogs

74,287 +154

Feeder cattle

379 -785

 

 

Hedge funds’ net positioning, by sector
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change (contracts)
Grain and oilseeds
755,173 -5,966

Soft commodities

317,195 -24,021
Livestock 156,326 +459
Overall position 1,228,694 -29,528

 

 

* = most extreme on data going back to 2006

 

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