COT Report: Gold, Silver, Copper bets surge higher. USD more bearish. Crude bets gain

By CountingPips.com

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

– US Dollar Speculators add to USD bearish bets, USD has been down 10 out of 11 weeks

– WTI Crude Oil Speculator bets rebounded after 4 down weeks

– 10-Year Note Speculators bullish bets fell after 2 weeks of gains, back under +250,000 level

– Gold bets go sharply higher for 7th straight week


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– Large S&P500 Speculators pushed bearish bets higher for 4th week

– Silver Speculator bets rise for 7th consecutive week, continue strong bullishness

– Copper bets gained for 8th week in a row


FX Speculators added to US Dollar bearish bets again this week

US Dollar net speculator positions leveled at $-10.89 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 added to their bearish bets for the US dollar this week for a third straight week. See full article


WTI Crude Oil Speculator bets bounce back after 4 down weeks

The non-commercial contracts of WTI crude futures totaled a net position of 382,113 contracts, according to data from last week. This was a lift of 16,248 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article


Gold Speculators continued to sharply raise bullish positions this week

The large speculator contracts of gold futures totaled a net position of 245,298 contracts. This was a weekly advance of 14,251 contracts from the previous week. See full article


10-Year Note Speculators cut back on bullish net positions this week

The large speculator contracts of 10-year treasury note futures totaled a net position of 221,806 contracts. This was a weekly reduction of -61,913 contracts from the previous week. See full article


S&P500 Speculators edged their bearish net positions higher

The large speculator contracts of S&P 500 futures totaled a net position of -4,028 contracts. This was a decrease of -73 contracts from the reported data of the previous week. See full article


Silver Speculators their positions last week

The non-commercial contracts of silver futures totaled a net position of 64,171 contracts, according to data from last week. This was a weekly gain of 10,526 contracts from the previous totals. See full article


Copper Speculators pushed bullish net positions higher for 8th week

The large speculator contracts of copper futures totaled a net position of 48,865 contracts. This was a weekly boost of 5,213 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