Sept. 15, 2018 – By CountingPips.com – Receive our weekly COT Reports by Email
Eurodollar Non-Commercial Speculator Positions:
Large interest rate speculators increased their bearish net positions in the Eurodollar 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 Eurodollar futures, traded by large speculators and hedge funds, totaled a net position of -3,122,612 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday September 11th. This was a weekly decline of -140,904 contracts from the previous week which had a total of -2,981,708 net contracts.
The speculative bearish position rose for a third straight week following a streak of six weeks of declining bearish bets. Overall, the current spec standing is back over the -3,000,000 net contract level for the first time in five weeks.
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Eurodollar Commercial Positions:
The commercial traders position, hedgers or traders engaged in buying and selling for business purposes, totaled a net position of 3,766,030 contracts on the week. This was a weekly gain of 111,553 contracts from the total net of 3,654,477 contracts reported the previous week.
Over the same weekly reporting time-frame, from Tuesday to Tuesday, the Eurodollar Futures closed at approximately $96.905 which was a drop of $-0.11 from the previous close of $97.015, 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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