COT Energy Futures Charts: Brent  Crude Oil, Gasoline Blendstock RBOB Futures, NY Heating Oil

May 8, 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 May 04 2021 and shows a quick view of how large traders (for-profit speculators and commercial entities) were positioned in the futures markets.


WTI Crude Oil Futures :

wti crude oil
The WTI Crude Oil Futures large speculator standing this week equaled a net position of 500,013 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly rise of 10,302 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 489,711 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 58.7 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 31.7 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish-Extreme with a score of 94.9 percent.


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WTI Crude Oil Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 27.2 34.7 4.6
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 6.6 57.7 2.3
– Net Position: 500,013 -556,470 56,457
– Gross Longs: 658,677 838,839 112,353
– Gross Shorts: 158,664 1,395,309 55,896
– Long to Short Ratio: 4.2 to 1 0.6 to 1 2.0 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 58.7 31.7 94.9
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bullish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -6.1 5.2 2.5

 


Brent Crude Oil Futures :

brent crude oil
The Brent Crude Oil Futures large speculator standing this week equaled a net position of -24,600 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly lowering of -2,028 contracts from the previous week which had a total of -22,572 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 31.9 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 33.5 percent.

Brent Crude Oil Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 17.7 47.3 3.8
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 30.7 34.9 3.3
– Net Position: -24,600 23,543 1,057
– Gross Longs: 33,496 89,453 7,276
– Gross Shorts: 58,096 65,910 6,219
– Long to Short Ratio: 0.6 to 1 1.4 to 1 1.2 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 70.8 31.9 33.5
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -0.4 3.6 -12.5

 


Natural Gas Futures :

natgas futures
The Natural Gas Futures large speculator standing this week equaled a net position of -55,814 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly advance of 3,802 contracts from the previous week which had a total of -59,616 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 61.9 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 40.6 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 26.3 percent.

Natural Gas Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 22.7 40.8 4.9
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 27.4 38.2 2.8
– Net Position: -55,814 31,157 24,657
– Gross Longs: 270,765 485,812 58,289
– Gross Shorts: 326,579 454,655 33,632
– Long to Short Ratio: 0.8 to 1 1.1 to 1 1.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 61.9 40.6 26.3
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -5.8 4.2 19.2

 


Gasoline Blendstock Futures :

gasoline futures
The Gasoline Blendstock Futures large speculator standing this week equaled a net position of 59,995 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly increase of 8,090 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 51,905 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 21.8 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 68.7 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 70.1 percent.

Nasdaq Mini Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 27.2 44.7 6.1
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 11.0 63.4 3.4
– Net Position: 59,995 -69,798 9,803
– Gross Longs: 100,953 165,913 22,479
– Gross Shorts: 40,958 235,711 12,676
– Long to Short Ratio: 2.5 to 1 0.7 to 1 1.8 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 21.8 68.7 70.1
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 13.8 -10.4 -10.5

 


#2 Heating Oil NY-Harbor Futures :

ny harbor heating oil futures
The #2 Heating Oil NY-Harbor Futures large speculator standing this week equaled a net position of 3,711 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly reduction of -2,117 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 5,828 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 40.6 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 43.2 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish-Extreme with a score of 100.0 percent.

Heating Oil Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 15.8 48.0 12.4
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 14.9 55.4 6.0
– Net Position: 3,711 -29,058 25,347
– Gross Longs: 62,580 190,169 49,028
– Gross Shorts: 58,869 219,227 23,681
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.1 to 1 0.9 to 1 2.1 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 40.6 43.2 100.0
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bearish Bullish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -6.5 -2.3 30.2

 


Bloomberg Commodity Index Futures :

bloomberg commodities index futures cot chart
The Bloomberg Commodity Index Futures large speculator standing this week equaled a net position of -10,059 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly decrease of -716 contracts from the previous week which had a total of -9,343 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 37.8 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 62.2 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 63.5 percent.

Bloomberg Index Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 56.6 42.1 1.1
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 87.3 12.3 0.2
– Net Position: -10,059 9,767 292
– Gross Longs: 18,557 13,807 360
– Gross Shorts: 28,616 4,040 68
– Long to Short Ratio: 0.6 to 1 3.4 to 1 5.3 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 37.8 62.2 63.5
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 21.1 -21.2 -2.3

 


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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).