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

September 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 September 21 2021 and shows a quick view of how large traders (for-profit speculators and commercial entities) were positioned in the futures markets.


CORN Futures:

Federal Funds 30-Day Bonds Futures COT ChartThe CORN large speculator standing this week totaled a net position of 265,501 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly gain of 6,867 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 258,634 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 63.9 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 43.6 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 4.8 percent.

CORN Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 26.7 50.2 8.5
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 7.5 64.6 13.3
– Net Position: 265,501 -199,014 -66,487
– Gross Longs: 368,776 692,567 117,018
– Gross Shorts: 103,275 891,581 183,505
– Long to Short Ratio: 3.6 to 1 0.8 to 1 0.6 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 63.9 43.6 4.8
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -7.2 7.3 2.7

 


SUGAR Futures:

2-Year Treasury Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SUGAR large speculator standing this week totaled a net position of 249,467 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly decrease of -9,582 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 259,049 net contracts.


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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 87.9 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 13.1 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 58.5 percent.

SUGAR Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 30.9 45.8 9.4
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 4.7 76.2 5.1
– Net Position: 249,467 -290,392 40,925
– Gross Longs: 294,049 436,110 89,249
– Gross Shorts: 44,582 726,502 48,324
– Long to Short Ratio: 6.6 to 1 0.6 to 1 1.8 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 87.9 13.1 58.5
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -9.9 11.6 -16.1

 


COFFEE Futures:

5-Year Treasury Bonds Futures COT ChartThe COFFEE large speculator standing this week totaled a net position of 60,118 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly gain of 2,051 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 58,067 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 92.8 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 8.6 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 14.1 percent.

COFFEE Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 27.0 42.6 3.6
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 6.2 64.8 2.3
– Net Position: 60,118 -63,846 3,728
– Gross Longs: 77,942 122,867 10,484
– Gross Shorts: 17,824 186,713 6,756
– Long to Short Ratio: 4.4 to 1 0.7 to 1 1.6 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 92.8 8.6 14.1
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 5.3 -4.3 -11.2

 


SOYBEANS Futures:

10-Year Treasury Notes Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SOYBEANS large speculator standing this week totaled a net position of 61,054 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly decrease of -4,701 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 65,755 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 45.5 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 56.6 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 35.7 percent.

SOYBEANS Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 21.0 56.8 7.2
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 11.8 62.7 10.5
– Net Position: 61,054 -39,359 -21,695
– Gross Longs: 138,867 375,002 47,718
– Gross Shorts: 77,813 414,361 69,413
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.8 to 1 0.9 to 1 0.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 45.5 56.6 35.7
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -15.1 15.8 -9.6

 


SOYBEAN MEAL Futures:

US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SOYBEAN MEAL large speculator standing this week totaled a net position of 13,810 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly rise of 847 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 12,963 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 36.9 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 63.5 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 45.0 percent.

SOYBEAN MEAL Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 21.4 49.1 13.0
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 17.6 58.0 7.9
– Net Position: 13,810 -32,358 18,548
– Gross Longs: 78,062 179,344 47,411
– Gross Shorts: 64,252 211,702 28,863
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.2 to 1 0.8 to 1 1.6 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 36.9 63.5 45.0
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -22.8 22.9 -6.2

 


LIVE CATTLE Futures:

Ultra US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe LIVE CATTLE large speculator standing this week totaled a net position of 44,556 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly fall of -8,599 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 53,155 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-Extreme with a score of 18.9 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 77.6 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 68.5 percent.

LIVE CATTLE Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 32.2 43.2 10.7
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 16.8 55.9 13.3
– Net Position: 44,556 -36,903 -7,653
– Gross Longs: 93,533 125,744 31,090
– Gross Shorts: 48,977 162,647 38,743
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.9 to 1 0.8 to 1 0.8 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 18.9 77.6 68.5
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish-Extreme Bullish Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -20.5 21.5 11.1

 


LEAN HOGS Futures:

Eurodollar Bonds Futures COT ChartThe LEAN HOGS large speculator standing this week totaled a net position of 60,363 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly fall of -6,871 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 67,234 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 73.5 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 34.3 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 12.9 percent.

LEAN HOGS Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 43.2 32.5 7.8
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 17.8 52.2 13.6
– Net Position: 60,363 -46,665 -13,698
– Gross Longs: 102,404 76,951 18,464
– Gross Shorts: 42,041 123,616 32,162
– Long to Short Ratio: 2.4 to 1 0.6 to 1 0.6 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 73.5 34.3 12.9
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -18.6 18.0 3.2

 


COTTON Futures:

Ultra 10-Year Treasury Notes Bonds Futures COT ChartThe COTTON large speculator standing this week totaled a net position of 95,025 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly decline of -13,198 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 108,223 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 12.4 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 52.0 percent.

COTTON Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 43.2 36.6 6.2
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 7.0 75.2 3.9
– Net Position: 95,025 -101,181 6,156
– Gross Longs: 113,474 96,189 16,348
– Gross Shorts: 18,449 197,370 10,192
– Long to Short Ratio: 6.2 to 1 0.5 to 1 1.6 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 90.4 12.4 52.0
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 0.1 3.8 -37.9

 


COCOA Futures:

US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe COCOA large speculator standing this week totaled a net position of 25,439 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly reduction of -2,597 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 28,036 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 46.5 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 54.2 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 33.3 percent.

COCOA Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 29.1 51.9 4.6
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 18.5 63.5 3.7
– Net Position: 25,439 -27,626 2,187
– Gross Longs: 69,586 123,960 11,047
– Gross Shorts: 44,147 151,586 8,860
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.6 to 1 0.8 to 1 1.2 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 46.5 54.2 33.3
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 10.2 -9.3 -9.0

 


WHEAT Futures:

Ultra US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe WHEAT large speculator standing this week totaled a net position of 1,842 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly fall of -2,732 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 4,574 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 48.6 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 50.2 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 46.7 percent.

WHEAT Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 24.5 43.4 8.0
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 24.0 40.7 11.2
– Net Position: 1,842 9,654 -11,496
– Gross Longs: 86,658 153,473 28,167
– Gross Shorts: 84,816 143,819 39,663
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.0 to 1 1.1 to 1 0.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 48.6 50.2 46.7
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -35.6 40.0 3.2

 


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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).

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