COT Speculator Report: Dollar bearish bets fall again. Crude, SP500 Mini, VIX bets slide

May 12, 2018

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


Forex Speculators cut US Dollar bearish bets for third week

US Dollar net speculator positions leveled at $-10.84 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 sharply reduced their aggregate bearish bets for the US dollar again this week. See full article


WTI Crude Oil Speculators lowered bullish bets for 3rd straight week


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The non-commercial contracts of WTI crude futures totaled a net position of 679,928 contracts, according to data from this week. This was a slide of -10,799 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article


Gold Speculators edged their bullish bets slightly higher this week

The large speculator contracts of gold futures totaled a net position of 107,440 contracts. This was a weekly advance of 661 contracts from the previous week. See full article


10-Year Note Speculators cut back on bearish net positions for 2nd week

The large speculator contracts of 10-year treasury note futures totaled a net position of -408,629 contracts. This was a weekly increase of 37,049 contracts from the previous week. See full article


S&P500 Mini Speculators sharply cut their bullish net positions this week

The non-commercial futures contracts of S&P500 Mini futures, traded by large speculators and hedge funds, totaled a net position of 162,355 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday May 8th. See full article


Silver Speculators cut bearish bets to a small short position this week

The non-commercial contracts of silver futures totaled a net position of -121 contracts, according to data from this week. This was a weekly gain of 7,075 contracts from the previous totals. See full article


Copper Speculators reduced their bullish net positions for 2nd week

The large speculator contracts of copper futures totaled a net position of 33,452 contracts. This was a weekly shortfall of -1,464 contracts from the data of the previous week. 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