COT Report: USD Index, Euro, Bitcoin Speculator bets fall. Crude, Gold & Mexican Peso bets gain

3rd March 2019 Off By binary
COT Report: USD Index, Euro, Bitcoin Speculator bets fall. Crude, Gold & Mexican Peso bets gain

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The CFTC put out their latest Commitment of Traders data release on Friday for data that is updated through February 19th. 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.

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

  • USD Index Speculators reduced their bullish bets. Euro bets drop, MXN bets up
  • WTI Crude OilSpeculators bullish bets rebounded in mid-February
  • 10-Year Note Speculators raised bearish bets for 4th straight week
  • Gold Speculators pushed bullish bets to highest since April 2018 in mid-February
  • Bitcoin Speculators raised their bearish bets for 3rd week. Commercials go bullish
  • S&P500 Mini Speculators continued to raise their bearish bets in mid-February
  • Silver Speculators trimmed bullish bets off of highest level since Nov. 2017 for 2nd week
  • Copper Speculators edged their bullish bets lower in middle of February

USD Index Speculators reduced their bullish bets. Euro bets drop, MXN bets up

Large currency speculators decreased their net positions in the US Dollar Index futures markets, 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 bullish bets rebounded in mid-February

The large speculator contracts of WTI crude futures totaled a net position of 313,967 contracts, according to the latest data. This was a change of 25,753 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


10-Year Note Speculators raised bearish bets for 4th straight week

Large speculator contracts of the 10-Year Bond futures totaled a net position of -215,091 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of -49,602 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


Gold Speculators pushed bullish bets to highest since April 2018 in mid-February

Large precious metals speculator contracts of the Gold futures totaled a net position of 145,647 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of 40,773 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


Bitcoin Speculators raised their bearish bets for 3rd week. Commercials go bullish

Cryptocurrency speculator contracts of the Bitcoin futures totaled a net position of -1,439 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of -210 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


S&P500 Mini Speculators continued to raise their bearish bets in mid-February

Large stock market speculator contracts of the S&P500 mini futures totaled a net position of -130,834 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of -11,329 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


Silver Speculators trimmed bullish bets off of highest level since Nov. 2017 for 2nd week

Large precious metals speculator contracts of the silver futures totaled a net position of 50,269 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of -2,934 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


Copper Speculators edged their bullish bets lower in middle of February

Metals speculator contracts of the copper futures totaled a net position of 878 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of -325 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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