COT Report: Speculators drop bets for Euro, USD Index & WTI Crude Oil. Raise Gold, Copper & VIX bets

November 26, 2018

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

  • Currencies: US Dollar Index Speculators trimmed bullish bets for 1st time in 8 weeks. Euro bets drop
  • WTI Crude Oil Speculators reduced their bullish bets for 8th straight week
  • 10-Year Note Speculators added to bearish bets after previous week’s huge move
  • Gold Speculators raised their bullish bets back into bullish territory
  • Bitcoin Speculators edged their bearish net positions higher last week
  • S&P500 Mini Speculators boosted their bullish bets again last week
  • VIX Speculators raised volatility bets for 7th week to highest since April
  • Silver Speculators cut back on their bearish bets for 2nd time in 3 weeks
  • Copper Speculators lifted their bullish net positions to highest since July

Currencies: US Dollar Index Speculators trimmed bullish bets for 1st time in 8 weeks. Euro bets drop

Large currency speculators reduced their net positions in the US Dollar Index futures markets last week, according to the latest Commitment of Traders (COT) data released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday. See full article.


WTI Crude Oil Speculators reduced their bullish bets for 8th straight week

The large speculator contracts of WTI crude futures totaled a net position of 367,187 contracts, according to the latest data last week. This was a change of -14,011 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


10-Year Note Speculators added to bearish bets after previous week’s huge move

Large speculator contracts of the 10-Year Bond futures totaled a net position of -367,265 contracts, according to the latest data last week. This was a change of -34,070 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


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Gold Speculators raised their bullish bets back into bullish territory

Large precious metals speculator contracts of the Gold futures totaled a net position of 8,896 contracts, according to the latest data last week. This was a change of 18,143 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


Bitcoin Speculators edged their bearish net positions higher last week

Cryptocurrency speculator contracts of the Bitcoin futures totaled a net position of -1,199 contracts, according to the latest data last week. This was a change of -14 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


S&P500 Mini Speculators boosted their bullish bets again last week

Large stock market speculator contracts of the S&P500 mini futures totaled a net position of 224,270 contracts, according to the latest data last week. This was a change of 22,858 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


VIX Speculators raised volatility bets for 7th week to highest since April

Large stock market volatility speculator contracts of the VIX futures totaled a net position of 35,528 contracts, according to the latest data last week. This was a change of 13,482 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


Silver Speculators cut back on their bearish bets for 2nd time in 3 weeks

Large precious metals speculator contracts of the silver futures totaled a net position of -10,728 contracts, according to the latest data last week. This was a change of 6,417 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


Copper Speculators lifted their bullish net positions to highest since July

Metals speculator contracts of the copper futures totaled a net position of 12,602 contracts, according to the latest data last week. This was a change of 9,187 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


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*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) 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).