COT Report: Speculators boost USD Index, Crude Oil bets. Trim 10-Year, SP500-Mini Shorts

17th March 2019 Off By binary
COT Report: Speculators boost USD Index, Crude Oil bets. Trim 10-Year, SP500-Mini Shorts

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Here are this week’s links to the latest Commitment of Traders data changes that were released on Friday.

  • US Dollar Index Speculators raise bets to a 12-week high. Peso bets fall
  • WTI Crude Oil Speculators boosted their bullish bets for 4th week
  • 10-Year Note Speculators sharply cut their bearish bets this week
  • Bitcoin Speculators lessened their bearish bets this week
  • Gold Speculators lowered their bullish bets for 3rd straight week
  • S&P500 Mini Speculators sharply pared their bearish bets this week
  • Silver Speculators lowered their bullish bets for a 2nd week
  • Copper Speculators reduced their bullish bets for 1st time in 3 weeks
  • Speculator Extremes: Eurodollar, Corn lead weekly Bullish & Bearish Positions

US Dollar Index Speculators raise bets to a 12-week high. Peso bets fall

Large currency speculators raised their net positions in the US Dollar Index futures markets this week, according to the latest Commitment of Traders (COT) data released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday. See full article.


Speculator Extremes: Eurodollar, Corn lead weekly Bullish & Bearish Positions

This weekly Extreme Positions report highlights the Top 5 Most Bullish and Top 5 Most Bearish Positions for the speculator category. Extreme positioning in these markets can foreshadow strong moves in the underlying instrument. See full article.


WTI Crude Oil Speculators boosted their bullish bets for 4th week

The large speculator contracts of WTI crude futures totaled a net position of 362,265 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of 13,464 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


10-Year Note Speculators sharply cut their bearish bets this week

Large speculator contracts of the 10-Year Bond futures totaled a net position of -176,434 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of 56,942 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


Gold Speculators lowered their bullish bets for 3rd straight week

Large precious metals speculator contracts of the Gold futures totaled a net position of 78,819 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of -9,199 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


Bitcoin Speculators lessened their bearish bets this week

Cryptocurrency speculator contracts of the Bitcoin futures totaled a net position of -1,331 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of 107 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


S&P500 Mini Speculators sharply pared their bearish bets this week

Large stock market speculator contracts of the S&P500 mini futures totaled a net position of -66,898 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of 36,489 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


Silver Speculators lowered their bullish bets for a 2nd week

Large precious metals speculator contracts of the silver futures totaled a net position of 27,082 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of -5,439 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


Copper Speculators reduced their bullish bets for 1st time in 3 weeks

Metals speculator contracts of the copper futures totaled a net position of 25,567 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of -5,689 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


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*COT Report: The COT data, released weekly to the public each Friday, is updated through the most recent Tuesday (data is 3 days old) and shows a quick view of how large speculators or non-commercials (for-profit traders) were positioned in the futures markets.

The CFTC categorizes trader positions according to commercial hedgers (traders who use futures contracts for hedging as part of the business), non-commercials (large traders who speculate to realize trading profits) and nonreportable traders (usually small traders/speculators).

Find CFTC criteria here: (http://www.cftc.gov/MarketReports/CommitmentsofTraders/ExplanatoryNotes/index.htm).

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