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Commitment of Traders Weekly Roundup Nov. 22nd 2016: Speculator Positions vs Price

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Currency Speculators raised US Dollar bullish bets, up 8 out of 9 weeks

US Dollar net speculator positions rose to $22.25 billion last week

The latest data for the weekly Commitment of Traders (COT) report, released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Monday (due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday), showed that large traders and currency speculators renewed their bullishness for the US dollar last week.

The major currencies that improved against the US dollar last week were just the British pound sterling (5,995 weekly change in contracts) and the Canadian dollar (1,137 contracts).

The currencies whose speculative bets declined last week versus the dollar were the Australian dollar (-10,813 weekly change in contracts), Japanese yen (-9,776 contracts), Mexican peso (-3,161 contracts), New Zealand dollar (-2,576 contracts), Swiss franc (-706 contracts) and the euro (-166 contracts).

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WTI Crude Oil Speculators bullish positions were virtually unchanged last week

The non-commercial contracts of WTI crude futures totaled a net position of 276,320 contracts, according to data from last week. This was a change of just -6 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article…


Gold Speculators dropped bullish net positions to lowest since March

The large speculator contracts of gold futures declined to a total net position of 167,085 contracts. This was a weekly change of -10,575 contracts from the previous week. See full article…


10 Year Treasury Note Speculators raised bullish positions to highest since July

The large speculator contracts of 10-year treasury note futures totaled a net position of 172,648 contracts. This was a weekly change of 35,252 contracts from the previous week. See full article…


S&P500 Speculators cut back on bullish net positions for 2nd week

The large speculator contracts of S&P 500 futures totaled a net position of 5,537 contracts. This was a change of -1,166 contracts from the reported data of the previous week. See full article…


Silver Speculators trimmed their bullish net positions for 2nd week

The non-commercial contracts of silver futures totaled a net position of 60167 contracts, according to data from last week. This was a weekly change of -2439 contracts from the previous totals. See full article…


Copper Speculators boosted bullish net positions for 4th straight week

The large speculator contracts of copper futures totaled a net position of 46312 contracts. This was a weekly change of 1317 contracts from the data of the previous week. See full article…


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The Commitment of Traders report data is published in raw form every Friday by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and shows the futures positions of market participants as of the previous Tuesday (data is reported 3 days behind).

To learn more about this data please visit the CFTC website at http://www.cftc.gov/MarketReports/CommitmentsofTraders/index.htm

 

 

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