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Copper Non-Commercial Speculator Positions:
Large metals speculators slightly increased their bullish net positions in the Copper futures markets last week, according to the latest Commitment of Traders (COT) data released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Monday due to the Thanksgiving’s Day holiday.
The non-commercial futures contracts of Copper futures, traded by large speculators and hedge funds, totaled a net position of 40,613 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday November 21st. This was a weekly boost of 899 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 39,714 net contracts.
Speculative positions had fallen the previous three weeks to the lowest level in six weeks before last week’s turnaround.
Copper Commercial Positions:
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The commercial traders position, hedgers or traders engaged in buying and selling for business purposes, totaled a net position of -45,913 contracts on the week. This was a weekly decline of -269 contracts from the total net of -45,644 contracts reported the previous week.
Over the same weekly reporting time-frame, from Tuesday to Tuesday, the JJC iPath Bloomber Copper ETN, which tracks the price of copper, closed at approximately $35.71 which was a boost of $0.88 from the previous close of $34.83, according to unofficial market data.
*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) as well as the commercial traders (hedgers & traders for business purposes) 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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