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Hedge fund positions in numbers, for week to May 7


Below, details of the shifts in managed money positioning in US-traded agricultural commodities, in the week to Tuesday May 7.


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


The previous week’s data are available here.


Hedge funds’ net positioning in grains and oilseeds
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change (contracts)

Chicago soymeal

-33,135 -17,536

Kansas City wheat

-58,866* -372

Chicago soyoil

-70,850 -12,778
Chicago wheat
-82,146 1,356

Chicago soybeans

-160,553* -12,027

Chicago corn

-282,327 24,372



Hedge funds’ net positioning in New York-traded soft commodities
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change
Cotton -4,841 -15,088


-10,091 1,715
Raw sugar
-102,408 -49,980

Arabica coffee

-80,772 -7,468


Hedge funds’ net positioning in Chicago-traded livestock
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change (contracts)
Live cattle
104,701 -24,881

Lean hogs

58,917 -817

Feeder cattle

-175 -3,653



Hedge funds’ net positioning, by sector
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change (contracts)
Livestock 163,443 -29,351

Soft commodities

-198,112 -70,821
Grain and oilseeds
-687,877* -16,985
Overall position -722,546* -117,157



* = record large on data going back to 2006


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