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10-Year Note Speculators decrease positions into new bearish level

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10-Year Note Non-Commercial Speculator Positions:

Large speculators sharply lowered their net positions in the 10-Year Note futures markets this week, according to the latest Commitment of Traders (COT) data released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday.

The non-commercial futures contracts of 10-Year Note futures, traded by large speculators and hedge funds, totaled a net position of -44,230 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday December 26th. This was a weekly lowering of -88,971 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 44,741 net contracts.

Speculative positions are now in a bearish overall standing for the first time since April 18th when net positions totaled -41,300 contracts.

10-Year Note Commercial Positions:

The commercial traders position, hedgers or traders engaged in buying and selling for business purposes, totaled a net position of 242,045 contracts on the week. This was a weekly uptick of 81,114 contracts from the total net of 160,931 contracts reported the previous week.

IEF ETF:

Over the same weekly reporting time-frame, from Tuesday to Tuesday, the 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (IEF) closed at approximately $105.24 which was a decline of $-0.35 from the previous close of $105.59, according to unofficial market data.

*COT Report: The COT data, released weekly to the public each Friday, is updated through the most recent Tuesday (data is 3 days old) and shows a quick view of how large speculators or non-commercials (for-profit traders) as well as the commercial traders (hedgers & traders for business purposes) were positioned in the futures markets. 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). Find CFTC criteria here: (http://www.cftc.gov/MarketReports/CommitmentsofTraders/ExplanatoryNotes/index.htm).

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