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Hedge fund positions in numbers for week to September 15



Below, details of the shifts in managed money positioning in US-traded agricultural commodities, in the week to Tuesday September 15.


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

191,774 +17,867

Chicago soyoil

94,564 +9,265

Chicago corn

58,556 +25,062

Chicago soymeal

43,697 +11,578
Chicago wheat
15,112 -8,063

Kansas City wheat

10,192 +1,269


Hedge funds’ net positioning in New York-traded soft commodities
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change
Raw sugar
149,541 -16,931

Arabica coffee

51,831 +3,381
Cotton 49,828 +3,364


40,931 +5,331


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

Live cattle

59,620 +998

Lean hogs

42,472 +8,856

Feeder cattle

1,509 -1,683



Hedge funds’ net positioning, by sector
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change (contracts)
Grain and oilseeds
413,895 +56,978

Soft commodities

292,131 -4,855
Livestock 103,601 +8,171
Overall position 809,627 +60,294



* = most extreme on data going back to 2006


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