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COT Report: US Dollar bets more short. Metals, 10YR bets go higher. Crude falls sharply

By CountingPips.com

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

– US Dollar Speculators pushed USD bearish bets higher, USD now down 9 out of 10 weeks

– WTI Crude Oil Speculator bets decline for 4th week, bets now under +400,000 net position

– 10-Year Note Speculators bullish bets rise for 2nd week, above the +250,000 contract level

– Gold spec bets continue higher for 6th straight week, best since October 4th 2016

– Large S&P500 Speculators pushed bearish bets higher for 3rd week, most bearish since June 13th

– Silver Speculator bets gain for 6th consecutive week, highest since June 13th

– Copper bets keep rising, up now for 7th week in a row, high since February 14th


Forex Speculators again raised their bearish US Dollar positions this week

US Dollar net speculator positions leveled at $-10.28 billion as of Tuesday

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 continued to increase their bearish bets for the US dollar this week. See full article


WTI Crude Oil Speculators sharply dropped their bullish bets this week

The non-commercial contracts of WTI crude futures totaled a net position of 365,865 contracts, according to data from last week. This was a slide of -79,583 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article


Gold Speculators boosted bullish net positions to highest in almost a year

The large speculator contracts of gold futures totaled a net position of 231,047 contracts. This was a weekly advance of 22,609 contracts from the previous week. See full article


10-Year Note Speculators advanced their bullish net positions for 2nd week

The large speculator contracts of 10-year treasury note futures totaled a net position of 283,719 contracts. This was a weekly increase of 22,474 contracts from the previous week. See full article


Large S&P500 Speculators raised their bearish positions for 3rd week

The large speculator contracts of S&P 500 futures totaled a net position of -3,955 contracts. This was a decrease of -486 contracts from the reported data of the previous week. See full article


Silver Speculators once again pushed bullish net positions higher

The non-commercial contracts of silver futures totaled a net position of 53,645 contracts, according to data from last week. This was a weekly gain of 9,099 contracts from the previous totals. See full article


Copper Speculators raise bullish net positions for 7th straight week

The large speculator contracts of copper futures totaled a net position of 43,652 contracts. This was a weekly boost of 2,806 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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