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Huge sales by speculators fuelled wheat price dip

Posted on 18 December 2012

A massive sell-off by speculators fuelled a decline in values of US wheat which has left the grain looking amongst the cheapest in the world, challenging Indian supplies on price. Managed money, a proxy for speculators, cut it net long position in Chicago wheat futures and options by more than 22,000 contracts, the biggest sell-down since January, regulatory data showed.
The data were for the week to December 11 – a day marked by the US Department of Agriculture’s 50m-bushel cut to its forecast for US wheat exports in 2012-13, a downgrade which sent prices of the grain tumbling to their lowest since July……………………………………Full Article: Source


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