COT Metals Futures Charts: Copper, Silver, Gold, Platinum & Palladium

May 29, 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 25 2021 and shows a quick view of how large traders (for-profit speculators and commercial entities) were positioned in the futures markets.


Gold Comex Futures Futures:


The Gold Comex Futures large speculator standing this week reached a net position of 214,642 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly lift of 15,753 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 198,889 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 64.5 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 32.7 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 71.6 percent.


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Gold Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 56.5 21.8 11.7
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 14.4 70.9 4.6
– Net Position: 214,642 -250,869 36,227
– Gross Longs: 288,266 111,024 59,511
– Gross Shorts: 73,624 361,893 23,284
– Long to Short Ratio: 3.9 to 1 0.3 to 1 2.6 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 64.5 32.7 71.6
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 8.6 -10.2 20.3

 


Silver Comex Futures Futures:


The Silver Comex Futures large speculator standing this week reached a net position of 50,482 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly lowering of -499 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 50,981 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 74.4 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 24.7 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 68.6 percent.

Silver Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 47.6 28.5 17.4
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 19.6 68.4 5.3
– Net Position: 50,482 -72,274 21,792
– Gross Longs: 86,013 51,487 31,411
– Gross Shorts: 35,531 123,761 9,619
– Long to Short Ratio: 2.4 to 1 0.4 to 1 3.3 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 74.4 24.7 68.6
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 13.2 -14.5 16.4

 


Copper Grade #1 Futures Futures:


The Copper Grade #1 Futures large speculator standing this week reached a net position of 23,713 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly decrease of -15,265 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 38,978 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 Bullish with a score of 59.4 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 34.6 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish-Extreme with a score of 98.5 percent.

Copper Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 40.8 33.1 10.3
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 30.6 48.8 4.9
– Net Position: 23,713 -36,202 12,489
– Gross Longs: 94,206 76,319 23,807
– Gross Shorts: 70,493 112,521 11,318
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.3 to 1 0.7 to 1 2.1 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 59.4 34.6 98.5
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bullish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -8.8 8.5 -0.8

 


Platinum Futures Futures:


The Platinum Futures large speculator standing this week reached a net position of 22,987 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly fall of -2,827 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 25,814 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 43.9 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 53.4 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish-Extreme with a score of 93.7 percent.

Platinum Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 56.8 20.2 17.8
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 22.6 68.4 3.8
– Net Position: 22,987 -32,422 9,435
– Gross Longs: 38,188 13,577 11,960
– Gross Shorts: 15,201 45,999 2,525
– Long to Short Ratio: 2.5 to 1 0.3 to 1 4.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 43.9 53.4 93.7
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bullish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -2.1 2.3 -2.8

 


Palladium Futures Futures:


The Palladium Futures large speculator standing this week reached a net position of 1,893 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly fall of -644 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 2,537 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 10.9 percent. The commercials are Bullish-Extreme with a score of 84.2 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish-Extreme with a score of 86.3 percent.

Palladium Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 51.8 28.9 14.8
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 34.0 53.3 8.2
– Net Position: 1,893 -2,598 705
– Gross Longs: 5,508 3,066 1,575
– Gross Shorts: 3,615 5,664 870
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.5 to 1 0.5 to 1 1.8 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 10.9 84.2 86.3
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish-Extreme Bullish-Extreme Bullish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -6.5 6.3 0.5

 


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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).