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COT Report: US Dollar bets drop while WTI, Gold, 10 Year bets go higher

By CountingPips.com

Here is a short summary and this week’s links (below) to the latest Commitment of Traders changes.

– Speculators sharply reduced their bullish bets for the US dollar to the lowest since September at $8.32 billion, USD bets fell 4 out of the last 5 weeks

WTI Crude speculative positions surged higher last week with the largest one week increase since December

– The 10-year note speculators rose for a third straight week and to the highest speculative level since 2007

Gold speculators jumped higher last week following three weeks of declines by over -73,000 contracts

Silver bets rebounded after falling for five straight weeks

Copper speculative bets rose for a 2nd week and are back over the +10,000 level

– Large S&P500 speculative bets fell for the 3rd out of the last 4 weeks and to the lowest level since October 2104


Speculators cut US Dollar bullish bets to lowest since September

US Dollar net speculator positions leveled at $8.32 billion last week

The latest data for the weekly Commitment of Traders (COT) report, released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday, showed that large traders and currency speculators sharply reduced their combined bullish bets for the US dollar last week to the lowest level in over eight months. See full article


WTI Crude Oil Speculators boosted their bullish net positions last week

The non-commercial contracts of WTI crude futures totaled a net position of 372,989 contracts, according to data from last week. This was a gain of 44,037 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article


Gold Speculators sharply raised bullish net positions after 3 down weeks

The large speculator contracts of gold futures advanced to a total net position of 159,767 contracts. This was a weekly advance of 33,043 contracts from the previous week. See full article


10 Year Treasury Note Speculators continued to sharply increase bets last week

The large speculator contracts of 10-year treasury note futures totaled a net position of 362,501 contracts. This was a weekly boost of 122,491 contracts from the previous week. See full article


Large S&P500 Speculators trimmed positions for 3rd out of last 4 weeks

The large speculator contracts of S&P 500 futures totaled a net position of -6,586 contracts. This was a decline of -2,015 contracts from the reported data of the previous week. See full article


Silver Speculators raised bullish net positions for 1st time in 6 weeks

The non-commercial contracts of silver futures totaled a net position of 51,173 contracts, according to data from last week. This was a weekly rise of 8,169 contracts from the previous totals. See full article


Copper Speculators added to bullish net positions for 2nd week

The large speculator contracts of copper futures totaled a net position of 13,031 contracts. This was a weekly addition of 4,385 contracts from the data of the previous week. See full article


Article by CountingPips.com

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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