COT Report: USD bets continue to improve. WTI,10YR,Gold & Silver bets rise

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

-FX Speculators continued to trim US Dollar bearish positions for 6th straight week

WTI Crude Oil Speculators sharply lifted bullish bets for 4th week

10-Year Note Speculators bullish bets rebounded this week

Gold Speculators raised bullish net positions for 2nd week


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S&P500 Speculators raised their bearish net positions

Silver Speculators boosted their bullish bets to 8 week high

Copper Speculators cut back on bullish bets for 2nd week


Currency Speculators improved US Dollar positions for 6th straight week

US Dollar net speculator positions leveled at $-1.92 billion as of Tuesday

The latest data for the weekly Commitment of Traders (COT) report, released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Monday due to the Veteran’s Day holiday, showed that large traders and currency speculators continued to trim their bearish bets of the US dollar last week. See full article


WTI Crude Oil Speculators sharply increased bullish bets for 4th week

The non-commercial contracts of WTI crude futures totaled a net position of 545,206 contracts, according to data from this week. This was a lift of 42,257 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article


Gold Speculators advanced their bullish net positions for 2nd week

The large speculator contracts of gold futures totaled a net position of 195,790 contracts. This was a weekly advance of 2,695 contracts from the previous week. See full article


10-Year Note Speculators net positions rebounded last week

The large speculator contracts of 10-year treasury note futures totaled a net position of 50,063 contracts. This was a weekly increase of 47,339 contracts from the previous week. See full article


S&P500 Speculators increased net short positions this week

The large speculator contracts of S&P 500 futures totaled a net position of -1,725 contracts. This was a decrease of -1,477 contracts from the reported data of the previous week. See full article


Silver Speculators boosted net positions to best level in 8 weeks

The non-commercial contracts of silver futures totaled a net position of 68,902 contracts, according to data from this week. This was a weekly gain of 8,750 contracts from the previous totals. See full article


Copper Speculators lowered their net positions for 2nd week

The large speculator contracts of copper futures totaled a net position of 42,575 contracts. This was a weekly shortfall of -5,018 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