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COT Report: USD bullish rise, WTI Crude bets fall for 2nd week from record high, Silver slips

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

This week’s COT results showed that speculators raised their bets for the US dollar last week (as of Tuesday and before non-farm payrolls) back above +$15 billion and off of a 4 month low.

In the other major markets, WTI Crude speculators reduced their bullish bets for a 2nd week after setting a record high bullish position on February 21st.

The 10-year note speculators sharply reversed bets last week and reduced their net bearish positions after pushing their bearish bets to a record high short position of over -400,000 contracts two weeks ago.

In metals, gold speculators decreased their bullish bets following two weeks of gains while silver specs trimmed bullish bets for the first time in 10 weeks and copper bets declined for the fifth straight week.

Finally, S&P500 speculators again slightly edged their bullish bets higher in S&P500 futures for a fourth straight week.


Large Forex Speculators pushed US Dollar bullish positions higher last week

US Dollar net speculator positions leveled at $15.26 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 raised their bullish bets for the US dollar last week after decreasing their bets for seven out of the previous eight weeks.

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WTI Crude Oil Speculators reduced their net bullish positions for 2nd week

The non-commercial contracts of WTI crude futures totaled a net position of 508525 contracts, according to data from last week. This was a change of -16729 contracts from the previous weekly total.

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Gold Speculators sharply decreased net bullish positions after 2 weeks in gains

The large speculator contracts of gold futures declined to a total net position of 133685 contracts. This was a weekly change of -30113 contracts from the previous week.

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10 Year Treasury Note Speculators sharply cut net bearish positions from record high

The large speculator contracts of 10-year treasury note futures totaled a net position of -298514 contracts. This was a weekly change of 111145 contracts from the previous week.

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S&P500 Speculators raised bullish net positions for 4th week

The large speculator contracts of S&P 500 futures totaled a net position of 6946 contracts. This was a change of 3974 contracts from the reported data of the previous week.

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Silver Speculators trimmed bullish net positions for 1st time in 10 weeks

The non-commercial contracts of silver futures totaled a net position of 93453 contracts, according to data from last week. This was a weekly change of -1970 contracts from the previous totals.

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Copper Speculators reduced bullish net positions for 5th week

The large speculator contracts of copper futures totaled a net position of 29719 contracts. This was a weekly change of -8279 contracts from the data of the previous week.

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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.

 

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