COT Report: Speculators trim USD, Bitcoin shorts. Crude bets up. 10YR, Gold bets drop

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

Speculators trim US Dollar bearish bets, Euro bets slide from record high

WTI Crude Oil Speculators raised bullish bets, new record high

10-Year Note Speculators sharply added to bearish net positions

Gold Speculator positions fell for 2nd week


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S&P500 Mini Speculators sharply boosted bullish bets

Silver Speculators net positions fell strongly this week

Copper Speculators cut back on bullish positions

Bitcoin Speculators slightly reduced their bearish net positions


Forex Speculators cut back on their US Dollar bearish positions this week

US Dollar net speculator positions leveled at $-12.93 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 slightly trimmed their bearish bets for the US dollar this week. See full article


WTI Crude Oil Speculators slightly added to record high for 5th week

The non-commercial contracts of WTI crude futures totaled a net position of 739,097 contracts, according to data from this week. This was a lift of 4,539 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article


Gold Speculators dropped their bullish net positions this week

The large speculator contracts of gold futures totaled a net position of 190,877 contracts. This was a weekly decline of -16,385 contracts from the previous week. See full article


10-Year Note Speculators raised bearish bets for 3rd week

The large speculator contracts of 10-year treasury note futures totaled a net position of -327,540 contracts. This was a weekly reduction of -111,940 contracts from the previous week. See full article


S&P500 Mini Speculators sharply boosted their bullish positions this week

The large speculator contracts of S&P 500 Mini futures jumped this week as specs bought heavily after two days of market drops. See full article


Silver Speculators sharply lowered their bullish net positions this week

The non-commercial contracts of silver futures totaled a net position of 16,540 contracts, according to data from this week. This was a weekly fall of -15,882 contracts from the previous totals. See full article


Copper Speculators trimmed their bullish net positions this week

The large speculator contracts of copper futures totaled a net position of 52,955 contracts. This was a weekly shortfall of -884 contracts from the data of the previous week. See full article


Bitcoin Speculators slightly trimmed their bearish bets this week

The large speculator contracts of Bitcoin futures trimmed there short positions. See full article


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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