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COT Weekly Roundup – US Dollar,WTI Speculators boost bets. Gold, 10Yr fall

By CountingPips.com – Round up of Speculators and Commercial Traders in Futures Markets

Currency Speculators added to their US Dollar bullish positions last week

US Dollar net speculator positions leveled at $24.17 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 bets for the US dollar in the final week of 2016.

The currencies whose speculative bets declined last week versus the dollar were the Japanese yen (-11,560 contracts), Swiss franc (-17,201 contracts),  Australian dollar (-5,451 contracts) and the New Zealand dollar (-4,048 contracts).

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WTI Crude Oil Speculators raised bullish positions for 5th week

The non-commercial contracts of WTI crude futures totaled a net position of 444932 contracts, according to data from last week. This was a change of 8271 contracts from the previous weekly total.

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Gold Speculators continued to drop bullish positions for 7th consecutive week

The large speculator contracts of gold futures declined to a total net position of 98343 contracts. This was a weekly change of -16491 contracts from the previous week.

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10 Year Treasury Note Speculators piled into bearish positions last week

The large speculator contracts of 10-year treasury note futures totaled a net position of -341075 contracts. This was a weekly change of -120017 contracts from the previous week.

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S&P500 Speculators trimmed net bullish positions in final week of 2016

The large speculator contracts of S&P 500 futures totaled a net position of 4712 contracts. This was a change of -1254 contracts from the reported data of the previous week.

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Silver Speculators edged net bullish positions lower last week

The non-commercial contracts of silver futures totaled a net position of 58911 contracts, according to data from last week. This was a weekly change of -1983 contracts from the previous totals.

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Copper Speculators cut net bullish positions for 2nd week after strong run

The large speculator contracts of copper futures totaled a net position of 45763 contracts. This was a weekly change of -6263 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.htm

 

 

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