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Copper Non-Commercial Speculator Positions:
Large metals speculators advanced their bullish net positions in the Copper futures markets this week, according to the latest Commitment of Traders (COT) data released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday.
The non-commercial futures contracts of Copper futures, traded by large speculators and hedge funds, totaled a net position of 42,698 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday December 26th. This was a weekly gain of 14,944 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 27,754 net contracts.
Speculative positions rose for a second straight week and are at the highest standing since Ocotber 31st when net positions totaled 47,593 contracts.
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 -43,066 contracts on the week. This was a weekly loss of -11,937 contracts from the total net of -31,129 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 $35.76 which was a rise of $1.57 from the previous close of $34.19, 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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