COT Report: US Dollar specs trim bets again. Crude bets gain while 10-yr, Gold, Silver slide

By CountingPips.com

Here is a short summary and this week’s links (below) to the latest Commitment of Traders changes.

US Dollar speculator bets slightly edged lower to a position of just $62.5 million after dropping by $-72.5 million this week

WTI Crude Oil Speculator bets gained for a second week following 3 down weeks and contracts back above +350,000 contract threshold

10-Year Note Speculators slightly reduced bullish bets for 3rd week

Gold bets continued sharp drop for 5th week, fell to lowest level since January 2016


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S&P500 Speculators increased bets for 6th week and to best level since April

Silver bets once again fell for a 5th week, at lowest level since August 2015

Copper bets fell for 1st time in three week but remain above the +10,000 level for 6th week


Currency Speculators trim US Dollar bullish positions for 3rd week

US Dollar net speculator positions leveled at $62.5 million as of Tuesday

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 continued to reduce their bullish bets for the US dollar last week. See full article


WTI Crude Oil Speculators raised bullish net positions for 2nd week

The non-commercial contracts of WTI crude futures totaled a net position of 358,025 contracts, according to data from last week. This was a lift of 16,978 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article


Gold Speculators cut bets for 5th week, to lowest since Jan 2016

The large speculator contracts of gold futures totaled a net position of 60,260 contracts. This was a weekly decline of -33,539 contracts from the previous week. See full article


10-Year Note Speculators lowered their bullish net positions for 3rd week

The large speculator contracts of 10-year treasury note futures totaled a net position of 257,027 contracts. This was a weekly reduction of -5,935 contracts from the previous week. See full article


S&P500 Speculators raised their net positions for 6th straight week

The large speculator contracts of S&P 500 futures totaled a net position of 2,627 contracts. This was a rise of 348 contracts from the reported data of the previous week. See full article


Silver Speculators continued to pare bullish net positions for 5th week

The non-commercial contracts of silver futures totaled a net position of 14,005 contracts, according to data from last week. This was a weekly fall of -12,270 contracts from the previous totals. See full article


Copper Speculators reduced bullish net positions for 1st time in 3 weeks

The large speculator contracts of copper futures totaled a net position of 12,006 contracts. This was a weekly shortfall of -4,339 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