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Here is a short summary and this week’s links (below) to the latest Commitment of Traders changes.
– Speculators dropped US dollar bets for 4th out of last 5 weeks
– WTI crude oil speculators sharply pared bullish bets after 4 weeks of gains
– The 10-year note speculators boosted bullish bets for 1st time in 3 weeks
– Gold speculative bets pulled back after 3 weeks of strong gains
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– Silver bets fell but remain over the +60,000 contract level for a third week
– Copper spec bets gained for a second week and for four out of the last five weeks
– Large S&P500 bearish bets fell for a 2nd week after reaching most bearish level since 2012 on May 30th
US Dollar net speculator positions leveled at $6.48 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 reduced their bullish bets for the US dollar last week to the lowest point in over nine months. See full article
The non-commercial contracts of WTI crude futures totaled a net position of 382,469 contracts, according to data from last week. This was a change of 8,714 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article
The large speculator contracts of gold futures advanced to a total net position of 204,465 contracts. This was a weekly change of 37,375 contracts from the previous week. See full article
The large speculator contracts of 10-year treasury note futures totaled a net position of 212,066 contracts. This was a weekly change of -46,099 contracts from the previous week. See full article
The large speculator contracts of S&P 500 futures totaled a net position of -7,343 contracts. This was a change of 742 contracts from the reported data of the previous week. See full article
The non-commercial contracts of silver futures totaled a net position of 65,941 contracts, according to data from last week. This was a weekly change of 4,527 contracts from the previous totals. See full article
The large speculator contracts of copper futures totaled a net position of 12,726 contracts. This was a weekly change of 3,082 contracts from the data of the previous week. See full article
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