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Hedge fund positions in numbers, for week to October 29



Below, details of the shifts in managed money positioning in US-traded agricultural commodities, in the week to Tuesday October 29.


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

75,353 +7,733

Chicago soybeans

72,325 +3,503
Chicago wheat
5,042 -7,057

Chicago soymeal

-29,050 -7,841

Kansas City wheat

-29,389 -3,518

Chicago corn

-85,337 -9,282



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


28,734 +2,308
Cotton -6,098 -1,469

Arabica coffee

-58,415 +5,650
Raw sugar
-222,648 +75


Hedge funds’ net positioning in Chicago-traded livestock
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change (contracts)
Live cattle
40,467 +9,253

Lean hogs

13,840 -5,012

Feeder cattle

-640 +512



Hedge funds’ net positioning, by sector
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change (contracts)
Livestock 53,667 +4,753
Grain and oilseeds
8,944 -16,462

Soft commodities

-258,427 +6,564
Overall position -195,816 -5,145



* = most extreme on data going back to 2006


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