Cocoa
Sell-off in ags has gone far enough, according to broker forecasts
Commentators, while cutting price forecasts for many ags, leave estimates ahead of the futures curve across grains and soft commodities
Hedge funds turn more bearish on grains than on soft commodities
Speculators raise bullish bets on hurricane-beset US cotton, while lifting short positions on corn. Are they overconfident on grain yields?
Hedge funds extend sell down ags again, led by stampede from hogs
In hogs, speculators turn negative on price prospects at the fastest in 4 years. But have they overcooked shorts on cocoa, coffee, wheat?
Asia growth spurs 'optimism' in cocoa demand revival - ICCO
The ICCO's lifts forecasts for cocoa grindings in Asia, long seen as a big hope for demand, and notes a cloud over Cote d'Ivoire output
Sugar futures tumble, despite jitters over hedge funds' record bearish bet
Sugar futures fall, defying worries over hefty sales already made by hedge funds - which ramped up shorts in grains, livestock too
Ag price falls have gone far enough - except in cotton, says Rabo
The bank is sanguine on prospects for prices of the likes of corn, coffee and wheat, and is "bullish" on cocoa and sugar. But on cotton...
Hedge funds pile up bearish bets on ags, as supply hopes revive
Hedge funds add short bets in ags at the fastest pace since 2015, with bearish positioning on sugar hitting a record. Coffee, hogs escape
Olam's half year earnings rise 19% in difficult trading
Half year results from Olam see earnings up 19% on 38% higher volumes, against a 'difficult' trading background
Hedge funds return to selling ags - although cocoa gets buying spree
Hedge fund selling in grains and livestock more than offsets a continued short-covering wave in softs - in cocoa and sugar particularly
Hedge funds swing back to buying softs, rather than grains
... lifting bullish bets on all of coffee, cocoa, cotton, sugar for the first time in a year. In grains, wheat falls out of favour. Cattle suffer too
Hedge funds' preference for grains over softs 'has gone far enough'
Speculators' may, in building bullish bets on grains, have left the complex open for selling. But in softs, buyers may hold an opportunity
Banks' commmodities retreat creates scope for smaller rivals - Marex
The commodities broker launches a specialist products division, aimed at filling a gap left by the big banks in their scaledowns in the sector
Hedge funds buy grains at record pace, as weather woes threaten crops
... but the extent of the buying is so big it spurs ideas that funds may now turn to selling instead. In softs, speculators are record bearish