COT Soft Commodities Futures Charts: Hogs, Sugar, Coffee, Wheat, Cattle, Corn, Soybeans

April 24, 2021

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Here are the latest charts and statistics for the Commitment of Traders (COT) data published by the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

The latest COT data is updated through Tuesday April 20 2021 and shows a quick view of how large traders (for-profit speculators and commercial entities) were positioned in the futures markets.


CORN Futures:

corn futures
The CORN large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 522,745 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly reduction of -20,541 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 543,286 net contracts.

This week’s current strength score (the trader positioning range over the past three years, measured from 0 to 100) shows the speculators are currently Bullish-Extreme with a score of 96.8 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 2.4 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 28.1 percent.


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CORN Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 33.6 44.4 9.0
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 4.7 71.4 10.9
– Net Position: 522,745 -488,504 -34,241
– Gross Longs: 607,454 804,549 162,882
– Gross Shorts: 84,709 1,293,053 197,123
– Long to Short Ratio: 7.2 to 1 0.6 to 1 0.8 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 96.8 2.4 28.1
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 2.5 -1.5 -4.9

 


SUGAR Futures:

SUGAR Futures
The SUGAR large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 229,169 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly gain of 37,552 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 191,617 net contracts.

This week’s current strength score (the trader positioning range over the past three years, measured from 0 to 100) shows the speculators are currently Bullish-Extreme with a score of 83.7 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 13.3 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish-Extreme with a score of 82.0 percent.

SUGAR Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 27.2 50.0 9.8
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 4.6 78.5 3.9
– Net Position: 229,169 -289,150 59,981
– Gross Longs: 275,744 507,114 99,684
– Gross Shorts: 46,575 796,264 39,703
– Long to Short Ratio: 5.9 to 1 0.6 to 1 2.5 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 83.7 13.3 82.0
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bullish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 3.3 -1.8 -8.3

 


COFFEE Futures:

COFFEE
The COFFEE large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 42,102 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly lift of 7,242 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 34,860 net contracts.

This week’s current strength score (the trader positioning range over the past three years, measured from 0 to 100) shows the speculators are currently Bullish-Extreme with a score of 85.3 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 15.7 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 16.6 percent.

COFFEE Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 25.0 50.4 4.0
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 9.6 67.3 2.5
– Net Position: 42,102 -46,183 4,081
– Gross Longs: 68,374 138,164 10,965
– Gross Shorts: 26,272 184,347 6,884
– Long to Short Ratio: 2.6 to 1 0.7 to 1 1.6 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 85.3 15.7 16.6
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -7.1 8.5 -11.8

 


SOYBEANS Futures:

SOYBEANS
The SOYBEANS large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 243,162 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly rise of 19,144 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 224,018 net contracts.

This week’s current strength score (the trader positioning range over the past three years, measured from 0 to 100) shows the speculators are currently Bullish-Extreme with a score of 90.4 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 9.5 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 71.5 percent.

SOYBEANS Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 32.3 44.1 8.1
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 5.3 70.7 8.5
– Net Position: 243,162 -239,391 -3,771
– Gross Longs: 290,953 397,485 72,842
– Gross Shorts: 47,791 636,876 76,613
– Long to Short Ratio: 6.1 to 1 0.6 to 1 1.0 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 90.4 9.5 71.5
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 4.5 -5.5 7.0

 


SOYBEAN OIL Futures:

SOYBEAN OIL
The SOYBEAN OIL large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 96,464 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly lift of 1,361 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 95,103 net contracts.

This week’s current strength score (the trader positioning range over the past three years, measured from 0 to 100) shows the speculators are currently Bullish with a score of 78.8 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 19.7 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish-Extreme with a score of 83.3 percent.

SOYBEAN OIL Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 26.5 47.2 8.9
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 7.8 69.6 5.3
– Net Position: 96,464 -115,178 18,714
– Gross Longs: 136,447 242,601 46,000
– Gross Shorts: 39,983 357,779 27,286
– Long to Short Ratio: 3.4 to 1 0.7 to 1 1.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 78.8 19.7 83.3
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish-Extreme Bullish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -11.0 10.7 -3.6

 


SOYBEAN MEAL Futures:

SOYBEAN MEAL
The SOYBEAN MEAL large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 82,909 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly boost of 7,248 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 75,661 net contracts.

This week’s current strength score (the trader positioning range over the past three years, measured from 0 to 100) shows the speculators are currently Bullish with a score of 61.0 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 34.1 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish-Extreme with a score of 82.7 percent.

SOYBEAN MEAL Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 24.2 47.9 13.2
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 4.2 74.7 6.4
– Net Position: 82,909 -110,885 27,976
– Gross Longs: 100,186 198,766 54,628
– Gross Shorts: 17,277 309,651 26,652
– Long to Short Ratio: 5.8 to 1 0.6 to 1 2.0 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 61.0 34.1 82.7
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bullish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -5.2 5.1 0.2

 


LIVE CATTLE Futures:

LIVE CATTLE
The LIVE CATTLE large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 74,205 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly fall of -16,098 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 90,303 net contracts.

This week’s current strength score (the trader positioning range over the past three years, measured from 0 to 100) shows the speculators are currently Bearish with a score of 40.9 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 51.4 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 69.6 percent.

LIVE CATTLE Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 37.8 36.2 9.5
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 15.3 56.5 11.6
– Net Position: 74,205 -67,019 -7,186
– Gross Longs: 124,458 119,166 31,169
– Gross Shorts: 50,253 186,185 38,355
– Long to Short Ratio: 2.5 to 1 0.6 to 1 0.8 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 40.9 51.4 69.6
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -6.3 5.1 8.0

 


LEAN HOGS Futures:

LEAN HOGS
The LEAN HOGS large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 79,777 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly decrease of -5,430 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 85,207 net contracts.

This week’s current strength score (the trader positioning range over the past three years, measured from 0 to 100) shows the speculators are currently Bullish-Extreme with a score of 95.2 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 5.7 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 43.1 percent.

LEAN HOGS Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 40.5 30.1 8.8
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 12.4 55.6 11.4
– Net Position: 79,777 -72,487 -7,290
– Gross Longs: 115,066 85,596 25,038
– Gross Shorts: 35,289 158,083 32,328
– Long to Short Ratio: 3.3 to 1 0.5 to 1 0.8 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 95.2 5.7 43.1
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 1.3 -2.5 6.8

 


COTTON Futures:

COTTON
The COTTON large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 76,196 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly gain of 3,816 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 72,380 net contracts.

This week’s current strength score (the trader positioning range over the past three years, measured from 0 to 100) shows the speculators are currently Bullish with a score of 69.0 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 30.5 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 65.5 percent.

COTTON Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 40.1 40.7 7.9
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 4.4 80.6 3.7
– Net Position: 76,196 -85,259 9,063
– Gross Longs: 85,605 86,878 16,975
– Gross Shorts: 9,409 172,137 7,912
– Long to Short Ratio: 9.1 to 1 0.5 to 1 2.1 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 69.0 30.5 65.5
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -3.8 3.7 -2.0

 


COCOA Futures:

COCOA
The COCOA large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 29,415 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly lift of 163 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 29,252 net contracts.

This week’s current strength score (the trader positioning range over the past three years, measured from 0 to 100) shows the speculators are currently Bullish with a score of 50.2 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 48.8 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 57.2 percent.

COCOA Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 30.1 43.1 5.7
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 15.2 60.2 3.5
– Net Position: 29,415 -33,696 4,281
– Gross Longs: 59,138 84,463 11,088
– Gross Shorts: 29,723 118,159 6,807
– Long to Short Ratio: 2.0 to 1 0.7 to 1 1.6 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 50.2 48.8 57.2
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -14.0 15.4 -22.2

 


WHEAT Futures:

WHEAT
The WHEAT large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 21,025 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly advance of 15,509 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 5,516 net contracts.

This week’s current strength score (the trader positioning range over the past three years, measured from 0 to 100) shows the speculators are currently Bullish with a score of 53.8 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 49.4 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 44.6 percent.

WHEAT Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 29.7 35.6 6.8
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 24.9 37.7 9.5
– Net Position: 21,025 -9,092 -11,933
– Gross Longs: 130,922 157,098 30,163
– Gross Shorts: 109,897 166,190 42,096
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.2 to 1 0.9 to 1 0.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 53.8 49.4 44.6
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -3.6 3.0 4.7

 


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*COT Report: The COT data, released weekly to the public each Friday, is updated through the most recent Tuesday (data is 3 days old) and shows a quick view of how large speculators or non-commercials (for-profit traders) were positioned in the futures markets.

The CFTC categorizes trader positions according to commercial hedgers (traders who use futures contracts for hedging as part of the business), non-commercials (large traders who speculate to realize trading profits) and nonreportable traders (usually small traders/speculators).

Find CFTC criteria here: (http://www.cftc.gov/MarketReports/CommitmentsofTraders/ExplanatoryNotes/index.htm).