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Hedge fund positions in numbers, for week to November 5



Below, details of the shifts in managed money positioning in US-traded agricultural commodities, in the week to Tuesday November 5.


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

84,643 +9,290

Chicago soybeans

58,429 -13,896
Chicago wheat
-654 -5,696

Kansas City wheat

-33,929 -4,540

Chicago soymeal

-37,554 -8,504

Chicago corn

-104,846 -19,509



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


34,251 +5,517
Cotton -15,247 -9,149

Arabica coffee

-40,715 +17,700
Raw sugar
-216,735 +5,913


Hedge funds’ net positioning in Chicago-traded livestock
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change (contracts)
Live cattle
60,829 +20,362

Lean hogs

13,258 -582

Feeder cattle

91 +731



Hedge funds’ net positioning, by sector
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change (contracts)
Livestock 74,178 +20,511
Grain and oilseeds
-33,911 -42,855

Soft commodities

-238,446 +19,981
Overall position -198,179 -2,363



* = most extreme on data going back to 2006


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