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COT Reports: US Dollar bets edge up, Gold & Crude Oil rise bets sharply

By CountingPips.com

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

– Speculators raised US dollar bets after two down weeks, positions remain under +$10 billion

WTI crude oil speculators pushed bullish positions sharply higher, gain for 4th week

– The 10-year note speculators sharply decreased bullish bets for 2nd week

Gold speculative bets jumped higher for 3rd week, to over +200,000 contracts

Silver bets rose again for 3rd week to highest since May 2nd

Copper speculative bets rose for 3rd out of last 4 weeks

– Large S&P500 speculative bets edged higher after falling to lowest since 2012 previously


FX Speculators raised US Dollar bullish bets for 1st time in 3 weeks

US Dollar net speculator positions leveled at $8.0 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 increased their bullish bets in favor of the US dollar for the first time in three weeks last week. See full article


WTI Crude Oil Speculators raised bullish net positions for 4th week

The non-commercial contracts of WTI crude futures totaled a net position of 382,469 contracts, according to data from last week. This was a rise of 8,714 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article


Gold COT Speculator positions rose sharply, up for 3rd straight week

The large speculator contracts of gold futures advanced to a total net position of 204,465 contracts. This was a weekly boost of 37,375 contracts from the previous week. See full article


10 Year Treasury Note Speculators pulled back on bullish positions for 2nd week

The large speculator contracts of 10-year treasury note futures totaled a net position of 212,066 contracts. This was a weekly drop of -46,099 contracts from the previous week. See full article


Large S&P500 Speculator bearish positions edged higher last week

The large speculator contracts of S&P 500 futures totaled a net position of -7,343 contracts. This was an edge higher of 742 contracts from the reported data of the previous week. See full article


Silver Speculators continued to raise bullish net positions for 3rd week

The non-commercial contracts of silver futures totaled a net position of 65,941 contracts, according to data from last week. This was a weekly advance of 4,527 contracts from the previous totals. See full article


Copper Speculators added to bullish net positions last week

The large speculator contracts of copper futures totaled a net position of 12,726 contracts. This was a weekly rise of 3,082 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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