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Hedge fund positions in numbers for week to September 1



Below, details of the shifts in managed money positioning in US-traded agricultural commodities, in the week to Tuesday September 1.


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 soybeans

162,607 +53,319

Chicago soyoil

81,557 +13,867
Chicago wheat
32,469 +30,952

Chicago corn

18,659 +80,148

Chicago soymeal

15,871 +12,311

Kansas City wheat

3,160 +24,276


Hedge funds’ net positioning in New York-traded soft commodities
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change
Raw sugar
190,081 +1,888
Cotton 53,231 +4,508

Arabica coffee

42,584 +7,553


33,466 +10,538


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

Live cattle

58,029 -4,073

Lean hogs

28,777 +1,575

Feeder cattle

6,190 -986



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

Soft commodities

319,362 +24,487
Grain and oilseeds
314,323 +214,873
Livestock 92,996 -3,484
Overall position 726,681 +235,876



* = most extreme on data going back to 2006


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