Farm Progress is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Funds keep buying crude oil but remain bearish on agriculture

Bearish bets by big speculators hit a one-year high.

In the world as seen by big speculators, the rich got a bit richer, and the poor just kept getting poorer. Farmers mostly fell on the negative end of that spectrum again, according to the latest data from the CFTC’s Commitment of Traders out April 14. 

While markets closed for Good Friday, the government was still open for business, putting out its regular tally even if trading screens were dark. Here’s a look at what the funds were doing in the latest week.

TAGS: Market News
Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.