COT Report: Speculators cut USD Index, Silver bets. Boost Crude Oil, 10YR & Gold bets

March 23, 2019

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

  • Speculators sharply dropped US Dollar Index bets. MXN & GBP bets gain strongly
  • WTI Crude Oil Speculators strongly lifted bullish bets this week, up for 5th week
  • 10-Year Note Speculators cut back on their bearish bets for 3rd week
  • Gold Speculators lifted bullish bets after 3 down weeks
  • Bitcoin Speculators edged their bearish bets lower for 2nd week
  • S&P500 Mini Speculators decreased their bearish bets for 2nd week
  • Silver Speculators cut back on their bullish bets for 3rd week
  • Copper Speculators reduced bullish bets for 2nd week, to 4 week low
  • US 10-Year Bond Yield Inverts with 3-Month & 1-Year: Early Recession Warning

Speculators sharply dropped US Dollar Index bets. MXN & GBP bets gain strongly

Large currency speculators decreased their net positions in the US Dollar Index futures markets this 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 strongly lifted bullish bets this week, up for 5th week

The large speculator contracts of WTI crude futures totaled a net position of 414,746 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of 52,481 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


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10-Year Note Speculators cut back on their bearish bets for 3rd week

Large speculator contracts of the 10-Year Bond futures totaled a net position of -163,974 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of 12,460 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


Gold Speculators lifted bullish bets after 3 down weeks

Large precious metals speculator contracts of the Gold futures totaled a net position of 88,396 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of 9,577 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


Bitcoin Speculators edged their bearish bets lower for 2nd week

Cryptocurrency speculator contracts of the Bitcoin futures totaled a net position of -1,286 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of 45 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


S&P500 Mini Speculators decreased their bearish bets for 2nd week

Large stock market speculator contracts of the S&P500 mini futures totaled a net position of -48,034 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of 18,864 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


Silver Speculators cut back on their bullish bets for 3rd week

Large precious metals speculator contracts of the silver futures totaled a net position of 23,310 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of -3,772 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


Copper Speculators reduced bullish bets for 2nd week, to 4 week low

Metals speculator contracts of the copper futures totaled a net position of 16,355 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of -9,212 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).