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Hedge fund positions in numbers for week to September 22



Below, details of the shifts in managed money positioning in US-traded agricultural commodities, in the week to Tuesday September 22.


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

211,143 +19,369

Chicago soyoil

101,702 +7,138

Chicago corn

95,912 +37,356

Chicago soymeal

65,248 +21,551

Kansas City wheat

18,463 +8,271
Chicago wheat
14,543 -569


Hedge funds’ net positioning in New York-traded soft commodities
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change
Raw sugar
182,582 +33,041
Cotton 51,311 +1,483

Arabica coffee

44,416 -7,415


34,541 -6,390


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

Live cattle

57,999 -1,621

Lean hogs

43,580 +1,108

Feeder cattle

710 -799



Hedge funds’ net positioning, by sector
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change (contracts)
Grain and oilseeds
507,011 +93,116

Soft commodities

312,850 +20,719
Livestock 102,289 -1,312
Overall position 922,150 +112,523



* = most extreme on data going back to 2006


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