August 11, 2018 – By CountingPips.com – Receive our weekly COT Reports by Email
10-Year Note Non-Commercial Speculator Positions:
Large bond speculators decreased 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 -586,299 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday August 7th. This was a weekly gain of 3,829 contracts from the previous week which had a total of -590,128 net contracts.
The speculative bearish position had been sharply rising to new record high bearish levels in each of the past three weeks before this week’s small turnaround. The overall bearish position remains above the -500,000 net contract level for a third straight week.
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10-Year Note Commercial Positions:
Meanwhile, the commercial traders position, hedgers or traders engaged in buying and selling for business purposes, totaled a net position of 774,028 contracts on the week. This was a weekly decrease of -8,988 contracts from the total net of 783,016 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 $101.56 which was a decline of $-0.02 from the previous close of $101.58, 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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