COT Report: Speculators trim USD Index, Euro, Gold & Crude Oil bets. 10Yr short bets fall

2nd December 2018 Off By binary
COT Report: Speculators trim USD Index, Euro, Gold & Crude Oil bets. 10Yr short bets fall

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

  • COT Currencies: US Dollar Index Speculators edged bets lower. Euro bets slide more bearish
  • WTI Crude Oil Speculators reduced their bullish bets for 9th week
  • 10-Year Note Speculators continued to drop their bearish bets
  • Gold Speculators cut their bullish net positions back down
  • Bitcoin Speculators pushed their bearish bets lower
  • S&P500 Mini Speculators reduced their bullish net positions after 2 up weeks
  • VIX Speculators bullish bets on volatility cooled off this week
  • Silver Speculators slightly edged their bearish net positions higher
  • Copper Speculators trimmed their bullish bets this week

Forex: US Dollar Index Speculators edged bets lower. Euro bets slide more bearish

Large currency speculators lowered 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 reduced their bullish bets for 9th week

The large speculator contracts of WTI crude futures totaled a net position of 348,121 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of -19,066 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


10-Year Note Speculators continued to drop their bearish bets this week

Large speculator contracts of the 10-Year Bond futures totaled a net position of -284,223 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of 83,042 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


Gold Speculators cut their bullish net positions back down this week

Large precious metals speculator contracts of the Gold futures totaled a net position of 1,871 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of -7,025 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


Bitcoin Speculators pushed their bearish bets lower this week

Cryptocurrency speculator contracts of the Bitcoin futures totaled a net position of -979 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of 220 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


S&P500 Mini Speculators reduced their bullish net positions after 2 up weeks

Large stock market speculator contracts of the S&P500 mini futures totaled a net position of 215,357 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of -8,913 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


VIX Speculators bullish bets on volatility cooled off this week

Large stock market volatility speculator contracts of the VIX futures totaled a net position of 27,613 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of -7,915 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


Silver Speculators slightly edged their bearish net positions higher

Large precious metals speculator contracts of the silver futures totaled a net position of -10,966 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of -238 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


Copper Speculators trimmed their bullish bets this week

Metals speculator contracts of the copper futures totaled a net position of 10,692 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of -1,910 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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