COT Currency Futures Charts: US Dollar, Euro, Canadian Dollar, New Zealand Dollar, Peso

April 24, 2021

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Here are the latest charts and statistics for the Commitment of Traders (COT) data published by the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

The latest COT data is updated through Tuesday April 20 2021 and shows a quick view of how large traders (for-profit speculators and commercial entities) were positioned in the futures markets. All currency positions are in direct relation to the US dollar where, for example, a bet for the euro is a bet that the euro will rise versus the dollar while a bet against the euro will be a bet that the euro will decline versus the dollar.


US Dollar Index Futures:


The US Dollar Index large speculator standing this week was a net position of 3,518 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly fall of -2,435 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 5,953 net contracts.

This week’s current strength score (the trader positioning range over the past three years, measured from 0 to 100) shows the speculators are currently Bearish with a score of 31.9 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 63.4 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 61.2 percent.


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US DOLLAR INDEX Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 67.2 5.5 17.7
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 57.6 23.8 8.9
– Net Position: 3,518 -6,746 3,228
– Gross Longs: 24,707 2,017 6,498
– Gross Shorts: 21,189 8,763 3,270
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.2 to 1 0.2 to 1 2.0 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 31.9 63.4 61.2
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 21.4 -22.4 13.5

 


Euro Currency Futures:

Euro Currency Futures
The Euro Currency Futures large speculator standing this week was a net position of 80,808 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly advance of 13,957 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 66,851 net contracts.

This week’s current strength score (the trader positioning range over the past three years, measured from 0 to 100) shows the speculators are currently Bullish with a score of 59.8 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 39.2 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 75.5 percent.

EURO Currency Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 29.8 55.3 13.8
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 17.6 74.8 6.5
– Net Position: 80,808 -129,232 48,424
– Gross Longs: 197,137 365,754 91,482
– Gross Shorts: 116,329 494,986 43,058
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.7 to 1 0.7 to 1 2.1 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 59.8 39.2 75.5
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -6.5 8.0 -12.4

 


British Pound Sterling Futures:

British Pound Sterling Futures
The British Pound Sterling large speculator standing this week was a net position of 25,178 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly decrease of -412 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 25,590 net contracts.

This week’s current strength score (the trader positioning range over the past three years, measured from 0 to 100) shows the speculators are currently Bullish-Extreme with a score of 92.1 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 1.8 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish-Extreme with a score of 100.0 percent.

BRITISH POUND Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 37.2 37.1 24.5
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 21.8 64.6 12.3
– Net Position: 25,178 -45,196 20,018
– Gross Longs: 61,053 60,909 40,167
– Gross Shorts: 35,875 106,105 20,149
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.7 to 1 0.6 to 1 2.0 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 92.1 1.8 100.0
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bullish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -6.3 -0.5 20.4

 


Japanese Yen Futures:


The Japanese Yen large speculator standing this week was a net position of -59,819 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly decrease of -1,507 contracts from the previous week which had a total of -58,312 net contracts.

This week’s current strength score (the trader positioning range over the past three years, measured from 0 to 100) shows the speculators are currently Bearish with a score of 33.4 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 70.6 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 25.1 percent.

JAPANESE YEN Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 16.4 71.1 11.2
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 53.1 24.4 21.2
– Net Position: -59,819 76,083 -16,264
– Gross Longs: 26,617 115,715 18,258
– Gross Shorts: 86,436 39,632 34,522
– Long to Short Ratio: 0.3 to 1 2.9 to 1 0.5 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 33.4 70.6 25.1
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -40.0 30.9 2.0

 


Swiss Franc Futures:

Swiss Franc Futures:

The Swiss Franc large speculator standing this week was a net position of -1,642 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly reduction of -2,466 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 824 net contracts.

This week’s current strength score (the trader positioning range over the past three years, measured from 0 to 100) shows the speculators are currently Bullish with a score of 70.8 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 41.9 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 36.7 percent.

SWISS FRANC Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 27.3 49.3 23.1
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 31.3 19.5 48.9
– Net Position: -1,642 12,276 -10,634
– Gross Longs: 11,264 20,329 9,550
– Gross Shorts: 12,906 8,053 20,184
– Long to Short Ratio: 0.9 to 1 2.5 to 1 0.5 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 70.8 41.9 36.7
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -24.9 18.5 -3.8

 


Canadian Dollar Futures:


The Canadian Dollar large speculator standing this week was a net position of 13,246 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly advance of 10,840 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 2,406 net contracts.

This week’s current strength score (the trader positioning range over the past three years, measured from 0 to 100) shows the speculators are currently Bullish with a score of 66.0 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 21.2 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish-Extreme with a score of 88.9 percent.

CANADIAN DOLLAR Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 31.1 41.5 26.9
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 23.4 65.3 10.7
– Net Position: 13,246 -41,150 27,904
– Gross Longs: 53,824 71,858 46,500
– Gross Shorts: 40,578 113,008 18,596
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.3 to 1 0.6 to 1 2.5 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 66.0 21.2 88.9
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bullish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 1.9 1.0 -5.6

 


Australian Dollar Futures:


The Australian Dollar large speculator standing this week was a net position of -1,806 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly reduction of -5,565 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 3,759 net contracts.

This week’s current strength score (the trader positioning range over the past three years, measured from 0 to 100) shows the speculators are currently Bullish with a score of 79.8 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 9.2 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish-Extreme with a score of 92.5 percent.

AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 41.7 34.0 23.3
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 43.0 44.5 11.4
– Net Position: -1,806 -14,290 16,096
– Gross Longs: 56,723 46,349 31,677
– Gross Shorts: 58,529 60,639 15,581
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.0 to 1 0.8 to 1 2.0 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 79.8 9.2 92.5
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish-Extreme Bullish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -11.0 5.6 7.2

 


New Zealand Dollar Futures:


The New Zealand Dollar large speculator standing this week was a net position of 4,322 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly lift of 1,802 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 2,520 net contracts.

This week’s current strength score (the trader positioning range over the past three years, measured from 0 to 100) shows the speculators are currently Bullish with a score of 78.5 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 20.8 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 74.6 percent.

NEW ZEALAND DOLLAR Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 53.4 31.5 12.9
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 42.8 46.9 8.2
– Net Position: 4,322 -6,228 1,906
– Gross Longs: 21,695 12,816 5,227
– Gross Shorts: 17,373 19,044 3,321
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.2 to 1 0.7 to 1 1.6 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 78.5 20.8 74.6
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -21.5 20.6 -6.4

 


Mexican Peso Futures:


The Mexican Peso large speculator standing this week was a net position of -3,554 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly rise of 8,424 contracts from the previous week which had a total of -11,978 net contracts.

This week’s current strength score (the trader positioning range over the past three years, measured from 0 to 100) shows the speculators are currently Bearish-Extreme with a score of 13.0 percent. The commercials are Bullish-Extreme with a score of 85.4 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 64.5 percent.

MEXICAN PESO Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 46.4 47.1 5.4
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 48.8 48.1 1.9
– Net Position: -3,554 -1,501 5,055
– Gross Longs: 68,012 68,959 7,910
– Gross Shorts: 71,566 70,460 2,855
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.0 to 1 1.0 to 1 2.8 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 13.0 85.4 64.5
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish-Extreme Bullish-Extreme Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -2.7 0.9 15.3

 


Brazilian Real Futures:


The Brazilian Real large speculator standing this week was a net position of -25,995 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly boost of 596 contracts from the previous week which had a total of -26,591 net contracts.

This week’s current strength score (the trader positioning range over the past three years, measured from 0 to 100) shows the speculators are currently Bearish with a score of 41.8 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 60.0 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 74.4 percent.

BRAZIL REAL Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 27.4 65.5 5.8
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 80.6 12.9 5.3
– Net Position: -25,995 25,743 252
– Gross Longs: 13,407 32,029 2,850
– Gross Shorts: 39,402 6,286 2,598
– Long to Short Ratio: 0.3 to 1 5.1 to 1 1.1 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 41.8 60.0 74.4
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -4.4 4.7 -1.8

 


Russian Ruble Futures:


The Russian Ruble large speculator standing this week was a net position of 6,852 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly gain of 539 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 6,313 net contracts.

This week’s current strength score (the trader positioning range over the past three years, measured from 0 to 100) shows the speculators are currently Bearish with a score of 29.6 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 69.9 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 41.9 percent.

RUSSIAN RUBLE Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 30.0 63.0 7.0
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 5.0 87.9 7.1
– Net Position: 6,852 -6,831 -21
– Gross Longs: 8,212 17,233 1,929
– Gross Shorts: 1,360 24,064 1,950
– Long to Short Ratio: 6.0 to 1 0.7 to 1 1.0 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 29.6 69.9 41.9
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 20.0 -18.2 -17.1

 


Bitcoin Futures:

Bitcoin Futures

The Bitcoin Futures large speculator standing this week was a net position of -2,272 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly advance of 193 contracts from the previous week which had a total of -2,465 net contracts.

This week’s current strength score (the trader positioning range over the past three years, measured from 0 to 100) shows the speculators are currently Bearish with a score of 40.0 percent. The commercials are Bullish-Extreme with a score of 81.0 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 53.6 percent.

BITCOIN Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 58.4 6.0 30.1
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 84.1 2.3 8.1
– Net Position: -2,272 331 1,941
– Gross Longs: 5,147 530 2,652
– Gross Shorts: 7,419 199 711
– Long to Short Ratio: 0.7 to 1 2.7 to 1 3.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 40.0 81.0 53.6
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish-Extreme Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -10.1 23.9 5.9

 


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