COT Report: USD, Crude Oil & Gold bets rise. VIX & 10-Year bets get more bearish

April 13, 2019

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

  • US Dollar Speculators raise bullish bets. Euro bets at 2-year low, Peso bets at record high
  • WTI Crude Oil Speculators continued to push their bullish bets to higher levels
  • 10-Year Note Speculators boosted their bearish bets to highest of 2019
  • Gold Speculator’s bullish bets rebounded this week
  • S&P500 Mini Speculators drop their bets into new bearish position
  • Silver Speculators slightly cut back on their bullish bets again
  • Copper Speculators trimmed bullish net positions further
  • VIX Speculators push volatility bets to most bearish level since October 2017

US Dollar Speculators raise bullish bets. Euro bets at 2-year low, Peso bets at record high

Large currency speculators boosted 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 continued to push their bullish bets to higher levels

The large speculator contracts of WTI crude futures totaled a net position of 516,662 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of 35,301 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


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10-Year Note Speculators boosted their bearish bets to highest of 2019

Large speculator contracts of the 10-Year Bond futures totaled a net position of -261,564 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of -37,341 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


Gold Speculator’s bullish bets rebounded this week

Large precious metals speculator contracts of the Gold futures totaled a net position of 105,364 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of 10,808 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


S&P500 Mini Speculators drop their bets into new bearish position

Large stock market speculator contracts of the S&P500 mini futures totaled a net position of -3,139 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of -14,474 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


VIX Speculators push volatility bets to most bearish level since October 2017

Large stock market volatility speculator contracts of the VIX futures totaled a net position of -164,383 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of -22,900 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


Silver Speculators slightly cut back on their bullish bets again this week

Large precious metals speculator contracts of the silver futures totaled a net position of 16,418 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of -365 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


Copper Speculators trimmed bullish net positions further this week

Metals speculator contracts of the copper futures totaled a net position of 3,014 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of -1,542 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).