COT Report: Speculators boosted WTI Crude bets, cut SP500-Mini, Gold & Silver bets

17th February 2019 Off By binary
COT Report: Speculators boosted WTI Crude bets, cut SP500-Mini, Gold & Silver bets

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The CFTC put out their latest Commitment of Traders data release on Friday for data that is updated through January 22nd. The releases were delayed for over a month due to the government shutdown and are being released twice a week to catch up to current data.

  • US Dollar Index Speculators trimmed their net positions. Mexican Peso bets gained
  • WTI Crude Oil Speculators sharply boosted their bullish bets in January
  • 10-Year Note Speculators cut bearish bets for 5th time in 6 weeks
  • Gold Speculators cooled off their bullish bets for 3rd week
  • Bitcoin Speculators trimmed their bearish bets for 2nd week in January
  • S&P500 Mini Speculators retreated into a net bearish position
  • Copper Speculators cut bearish positions for 1st time in 9 weeks
  • Silver Speculators lowered their bullish bets for 2nd week in January

US Dollar Index Speculators trimmed their net positions. Mexican Peso bets gained

Large currency speculators cut back on 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.


WTI Crude Oil Speculators sharply boosted their bullish bets in January

The large speculator contracts of WTI crude futures totaled a net position of 334,859 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of 27,934 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


10-Year Note Speculators cut bearish bets for 5th time in 6 weeks

Large speculator contracts of the 10-Year Bond futures totaled a net position of -125,752 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of 74,432 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


Gold Speculators cooled off their bullish bets for 3rd week

Large precious metals speculator contracts of the Gold futures totaled a net position of 74,504 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of -13,409 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


Bitcoin Speculators trimmed their bearish bets for 2nd week in January

Cryptocurrency speculator contracts of the Bitcoin futures totaled a net position of -1,010 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of 194 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


S&P500 Mini Speculators retreated into a net bearish position in January

Large stock market speculator contracts of the S&P500 mini futures totaled a net position of -4,581 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of -68,783 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


Silver Speculators lowered their bullish bets for 2nd week in January

Large precious metals speculator contracts of the silver futures totaled a net position of 48,156 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of -4,019 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


Copper Speculators cut bearish positions for 1st time in 9 weeks

Metals speculator contracts of the copper futures totaled a net position of -24,525 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of 3,067 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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