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Updated CFTC data shows just how short speculators are.

Bryce Knorr, Contributing market analyst

March 8, 2019

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It may be one of the worst kept secrets in Washington: Funds are bearish crops. Really bearish. The CFTC finally released a complete updated Commitment of Traders report Friday afternoon that showed what traders already knew, despite delays putting out the position data caused by the government shutdown.

Here’s what funds were up to through Tuesday, March 5, when the CFTC collected data for its latest Commitment of Traders.

About the Author(s)

Bryce Knorr

Contributing market analyst, Farm Futures

Bryce Knorr first joined Farm Futures Magazine in 1987. In addition to analyzing and writing about the commodity markets, he is a former futures introducing broker and Commodity Trading Advisor. A journalist with more than 45 years of experience, he received the Master Writers Award from the American Agricultural Editors Association.

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