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Hedge fund positions in numbers for week to September 29



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


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

229,043 +17,900

Chicago corn

106,820 +10,908

Chicago soyoil

94,098 -7,604

Chicago soymeal

72,999 +7,751

Kansas City wheat

18,025 -438
Chicago wheat
12,424 -2,119


Hedge funds’ net positioning in New York-traded soft commodities
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change
Raw sugar
202,723 +20,141
Cotton 51,128 -183


37,962 +3,421

Arabica coffee

36,246 -8,170


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

Live cattle

62,924 +4,925

Lean hogs

40,807 -2,773

Feeder cattle

875 +165



Hedge funds’ net positioning, by sector
Contract Net long position (contracts)
Week-on-week change (contracts)
Grain and oilseeds
533,409 +26,398

Soft commodities

328,059 +15,209
Livestock 104,606 +2,317
Overall position 966,074 +43,924



* = most extreme on data going back to 2006


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