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10-Year Note Non-Commercial Speculator Positions:
Large bond speculators reduced their bearish net positions in the 10-Year Note 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 10-Year Note futures, traded by large speculators and hedge funds, totaled a net position of -439,148 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday July 10th. This was a weekly rise of 60,928 contracts from the previous week which had a total of -500,076 net contracts.
Speculative bearish positions retreated this week after surging to a record bearish level last week that marked the first time bearish positions had pierced the -500,000 contract level. The overall net position level is above the -400,000 contract standing for a second straight week and for the fourth week out of the past ten.
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10-Year Note Commercial Positions:
The commercial traders position, hedgers or traders engaged in buying and selling for business purposes, totaled a net position of 614,541 contracts on the week. This was a weekly loss of -53,927 contracts from the total net of 668,468 contracts reported the previous week.
Over the same weekly reporting time-frame, from Tuesday to Tuesday, the 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (IEF) closed at approximately $102.27 which was a decrease of $-0.24 from the previous close of $102.51, 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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