COT Report: USD & WTI Crude bets rise. Gold, 10-Year, Silver, SP500-Mini bets drop

April 6, 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 added to bullish bets while Euro bets drop to lowest since 2016
  • WTI Crude Oil Speculators continued their bullish push for 7th week
  • 10-Year Note Speculators sharply added to their bearish bets this week
  • Gold Speculators sharply dropped their bullish bets this week
  • Bitcoin Speculators raised their bearish net positions for 1st time in 4 weeks
  • S&P500 Mini Speculators pulled back on their bullish bets this week
  • Silver Speculators sharply dropped their bullish bets this week
  • Copper Speculators lifted their bullish bets slightly after 3 down weeks

US Dollar Speculators added to bullish bets while Euro bets drop to lowest since 2016

Large currency speculators raised 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 their bullish push for 7th week

The large speculator contracts of WTI crude futures totaled a net position of 481,361 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of 32,742 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


10-Year Note Speculators sharply added to their bearish bets this week

Large speculator contracts of the 10-Year Bond futures totaled a net position of -224,223 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of -57,705 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


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Gold Speculators sharply dropped their bullish bets this week

Large precious metals speculator contracts of the Gold futures totaled a net position of 94,556 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of -25,382 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


Bitcoin Speculators raised their bearish net positions for 1st time in 4 weeks

Cryptocurrency speculator contracts of the Bitcoin futures totaled a net position of -1,343 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of -99 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


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

Large stock market speculator contracts of the S&P500 mini futures totaled a net position of 11,335 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of -12,799 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


Silver Speculators sharply dropped their bullish bets this week

Large precious metals speculator contracts of the silver futures totaled a net position of 16,783 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of -9,894 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full article.


Copper Speculators lifted their bullish bets slightly after 3 down weeks

Metals speculator contracts of the copper futures totaled a net position of 4,556 contracts, according to the latest data this week. This was a change of 2,614 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).