Financial investors extend short position in Euronext wheat

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PARIS, Sept 27 (Reuters) -

  • Non-commercial market participants increased their net short position in Euronext's milling wheat futures and options in the week to Sept. 22, data published by Euronext on Wednesday showed.

  • Non-commercial participants, which include investment funds and financial institutions, expanded their net short position to 62,608 contracts from 46,619 a week earlier, the data showed.

  • Commercial participants raised their net long position to 46,558 contracts from 34,152 a week earlier.

  • Commercials' short positions accounted for 53.7% of the total short position, while commercial long positions accounted for 64.9% of total long positions.

  • Non-commercial short positions represented 46.3% of total short positions, while non-commercial net long positions accounted for 35.1% of the total longs.

  • In Euronext's rapeseed futures and options, non-commercial market participants extended their net short position to 22,648 contracts from 15,627 a week earlier.

  • Commercial participants increased their net long position in rapeseed to 21,419 contracts from 14,583 a week earlier.

  • To access Euronext's position data for commodity trading, which also covers maize futures:

Reporting by Gus Trompiz;Editing by Elaine Hardcastle


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