COT Report: Specs push USD Index, Gold & VIX bets higher. WTI Crude, SP500 Mini bets drop

November 10, 2018

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Here are this week’s links to the latest Commitment of Traders data changes that were released on Friday.

  • Forex Speculators raise US Dollar Index Speculators bullish bets. Euro & Peso bets fall
  • WTI Crude Oil Speculators continued to cut back on their bullish bets for 6th week
  • 10-Year Note Speculators pushed their bearish bets higher for 1st time in 6 weeks
  • Bitcoin Speculators raised their cryptocurrency bearish bets for a 2nd straight week
  • Gold Speculators advanced their bullish bets higher this week
  • S&P500 Mini Speculators sharply pulled back on their bullish bets
  • VIX Speculators continued to boost their volatility bets
  • Silver Speculators reduced their bearish bets to best position in 13 weeks
  • Copper Speculator bullish positions rebounded this week

Forex Speculators raise US Dollar Index Speculators bullish bets. Euro & Peso bets fall

US Dollar Index speculator positions go higher once again this week

Large currency speculators continued to raise their bullish bets for the US Dollar Index futures markets while sharply cutting back on their Euro and Mexican peso bets this week, according to the latest Commitment of Traders (COT) data released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday. See full article


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WTI Crude Oil Speculators continued to cut back on their bullish bets for 6th week

The non-commercial contracts of WTI crude futures totaled a net position of 403,783 contracts, according to data from this week. This was a slide of -28,855 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article


Gold Speculators advanced their bullish bets higher this week

The large speculator contracts of gold futures totaled a net position of 19,026 contracts. This was a weekly advance of 5,832 contracts from the previous week. See full article


10-Year Note Speculators pushed their bearish bets higher for 1st time in 6 weeks

The large speculator contracts of 10-year treasury note futures totaled a net position of -539,186 contracts. This was a weekly reduction of -36,347 contracts from the previous week. See full article


S&P500 Mini Speculators sharply pulled back on their bullish bets this week

The large speculator contracts of S&P500 Mini futures totaled a net position of 198,022 contracts. This was a decrease of -64,986 contracts from the reported data of the previous week. See full article


Silver Speculators reduced their bearish bets to best position in 13 weeks

The non-commercial contracts of silver futures totaled a net position of -2,470 contracts, according to data from this week. This was a weekly gain of 6,000 contracts from the previous totals. See full article


Copper Speculator bullish positions rebounded this week

The large speculator contracts of copper futures totaled a net position of 6,386 contracts. This was a weekly boost of 5,719 contracts from the data of the previous week. See full article


Article by CountingPips.com

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