Non-trading market participants extended their net long position in Euronext milling wheat futures and options during the week to October 22, according to data released by Euronext on Wednesday.
Non-commercial participants, which include investment funds and financial institutions, raised their net long position to 160,364 contracts from 153,690 a week earlier, the data showed.
Trade participants lowered their net short position to 166,206 contracts from 174,723 a week earlier.
Short positions in advertisements accounted for 66.8% of total short positions, while long trading positions represented 40.1% of total long positions.
Non-trade short positions represented 33.1% of total short positions, while net non-trade long positions represented 59.9% of total long positions.
The report covered 99.9% of open short positions and almost all open long positions in wheat derivatives.
On Euronext rapeseed futures and options, non-commercial market participants extended their net short position to 1,661 contracts from 113 the previous week.
Trade participants reduced their net short position in rapeseed to 1,831 contracts from 3,365 a week earlier.
Source: Reuters (Forrest Crellin report edited by Mark Potter)