Cotton & wool
Hedge funds cut bullish ag bets, as 'Trumpflation trade' reverses
Hedge funds cut their net long in ags to the lowest in nearly a year.But heavy selling in grains could make for big price swings later this week
Rabobank upbeat on soy, sugar prices - but not on corn and cotton
It is "hard to" see sugar prices falling much further, the bank says, while seeing US farmers seeding less soy than traders expect - and more corn
Hedge funds' 'massive' ag selldown spurs hopes of buying to come
Hedge funds turned bearish on ags at a record pace, data reveal, selling corn "in droves". But has this created room for fresh purchases?
Pundits upbeat on cocoa, corn prices - but not wheat, cotton, wool
Banks' - downgraded - cocoa price forecasts remain above those in the market, FocusEconomics says. But wool, wheat prices may face a fall...
SocGen sees scope for robusta, soy price gains - but cotton a 'sell'
The bank lifts soy price hopes above the futures curve, and foresees another robusta output deficit. But arabica may be a sell - cotton is one
Hedge funds extend ag selling - and 'scope for more sales' in grains
Sugar bears the brunt of a turn by hedge funds more bearish on agricultural commodities. Cotton bucks the trend. Does this herald a price tumble?
Cotton prices poised for steady growth, as output falls short
Abares sees cotton prices staying well above last year's lows, flagging limited prospects for yield growth now GM crops are already the norm
Hedge funds wrong-footed in ags by Trump biofuels shake-up talk
The ag rally spurred by rumours of US biofuel reforms followed the biggest sell-down by hedge funds in months. Could more buying be on the way?
ICAC forecasts 'pressure' on cotton prices, as Chinese sales loom
China's cotton stocks will fall again in 2017-18, eroded by auctions starting on Monday. But inventories in the rest of the world will grow
Hedge funds' ag buying stalls, amid questions over commodities rally
Hedge funds cut bullish bets on ags for only the second time this year, spurred by selling in soyoil and cotton. Is wheat due a reversal too?
Chinese cotton stocks to plummet, despite rising imports and production
China cotton stocks will shrink again in 2017-18, spurring a rise in imports, US officials say. Cotlook sees China's inventories falling too
US farmers to sow even more cotton, soy this year than thought
... at the expense of grains, plantings of which will be depressed by soft prices, officials say. Wheat seedings will fall to the lowest on record
Rabo sanguine on cocoa, soy, wheat prices - but cautious on cotton
Rabobank flags a "supportive outlook" for wheat futures, and scope for cocoa, soy price gains. There are bullish factors in cotton too, but...
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