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Hedge fund positions in numbers, for week to November 12



Below, details of the shifts in managed money positioning in US-traded agricultural commodities, in the week to Tuesday November 12.


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


A breakdown of the previous week’s data is available by clicking here.


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

Chicago soyoil

88,097 +3,454

Chicago soybeans

31,050 -27,379
Chicago wheat
391 +1,045

Kansas City wheat

-22,689 +11,240

Chicago soymeal

-23,483 +14,071

Chicago corn

-110,921 -6,075



Hedge funds’ net positioning in New York-traded soft commodities
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change


45,290 +11,039

Arabica coffee

-11,420 +29,295*
Cotton -14,272 +975
Raw sugar
-196,609 +20,126


Hedge funds’ net positioning in Chicago-traded livestock
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change (contracts)
Live cattle
73,714 +12,885

Lean hogs

13,248 -10

Feeder cattle

1,232 +1,141



Hedge funds’ net positioning, by sector
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change (contracts)
Livestock 88,194 +14,016
Grain and oilseeds
-37,555 -3,644

Soft commodities

-177,011 +61,435
Overall position -126,372 +71,807



* = most extreme on data going back to 2006


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