The below summary highlights futures positions and changes made by hedge funds across 24 key commodity futures up until last Tuesday, November 19. The report covered a week where the prospect for a “phase one” U.S.-China trade deal received a knock from the Senate vote on Hong Kong. While stocks climbed bonds saw 10-year yields tumble to 1.78% and the yield curve flattening.
Bullish bets across 24 major commodity futures tracked in this report held close to unchanged at 651,000 lots. Cyclical commodities led by oil and copper were sold while net-longs grow in gold, silver and platinum. The grain sector led by corn and soybeans continued to be sold while strong buying of soft commodities continued. Not least due to short-covering in sugar and a further rise in cocoa longs.