COT Report: Specs cut US Dollar bets again. Gold, Silver, Copper bets keep rising

By CountingPips.com

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

US Dollar Speculators pushed USD bets to lowest since 2013

WTI Crude Oil Speculator bets slide after 6 weeks of gains

10-Year Note Speculators added to bullish bets after 2 down weeks

Gold bets continued to gain sharply for 3rd straight week


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– Large S&P500 Speculators edged bets higher, still in small bearish position

Silver Speculator bets boosted for 3rd week to best level since June 27th

Copper bets advanced higher for 3rd week, highest level since February 28th


Currency Speculators reduced US Dollar bets for 7th week

US Dollar net speculator positions leveled at $-10.23 billion 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 push their bets lower for the US dollar this week for a seventh straight week. See full article


WTI Crude Oil Speculators pulled back on bullish bets for 1st time in 6 weeks

The non-commercial contracts of WTI crude futures totaled a net position of 480,629 contracts, according to data from last week. This was a slide of -6,136 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article


Gold Speculators sharply raised bullish net positions for 3rd straight week

The large speculator contracts of gold futures totaled a net position of 148,837 contracts. This was a weekly advance of 19,165 contracts from the previous week. See full article


10-Year Note Speculators advanced bullish bets after 2 down weeks

The large speculator contracts of 10-year treasury note futures totaled a net position of 229,836 contracts. This was a weekly increase of 18,956 contracts from the previous week. See full article


S&P500 Speculators slightly edged their bets higher this week

The large speculator contracts of S&P 500 futures totaled a net position of -132 contracts. This was a rise of 259 contracts from the reported data of the previous week. See full article


Silver Speculators boosted their bullish positions for 3rd week

The non-commercial contracts of silver futures totaled a net position of 33,864 contracts, according to data from last week. This was a weekly gain of 3,105 contracts from the previous totals. See full article


Copper Speculators lifted bullish net positions for 4th week

The large speculator contracts of copper futures totaled a net position of 33,136 contracts. This was a weekly boost of 1,921 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