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10-Year Note Speculators sharply cut bullish net positions for 4th week

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10-Year Note Non-Commercial Speculator Positions:

Large treasury speculators reduced their bullish net positions in the 10-Year Note futures markets again 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 106,291 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday October 17th. This was a weekly decline of -86,315 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 192,606 net contracts.

Speculative positions have dropped by -163,829 contracts over the past four weeks and are now at the lowest bullish level since April 18th when net positions were negative and 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 104,546 contracts on the week. This was a weekly advance of 89,841 contracts from the total net of 14,705 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 $106.64 which was an advance of $0.35 from the previous close of $106.29, 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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