COT Energy Charts: WTI Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Bloomberg Index, Heating Oil & Brent Oil Futures

July 18, 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 July 13 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 Futures COT ChartThe WTI Crude Oil Futures large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 499,096 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly increase of 1,745 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 497,351 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 27.8 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish-Extreme with a score of 83.3 percent.

WTI Crude Oil Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 26.4 34.0 4.5
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 5.7 56.7 2.5
– Net Position: 499,096 -547,555 48,459
– Gross Longs: 636,318 819,975 108,781
– Gross Shorts: 137,222 1,367,530 60,322
– Long to Short Ratio: 4.6 to 1 0.6 to 1 1.8 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 66.0 27.8 83.3
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bullish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 2.3 -0.3 -9.6

 


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Brent Crude Oil Futures :

Brent Last Day Crude Oil Futures COT ChartThe Brent Crude Oil Futures large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of -29,547 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly reduction of -4,701 contracts from the previous week which had a total of -24,846 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 62.4 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 39.5 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 47.9 percent.

Brent Crude Oil Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 17.7 54.8 4.6
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 32.9 40.3 3.9
– Net Position: -29,547 28,125 1,422
– Gross Longs: 34,315 106,223 8,921
– Gross Shorts: 63,862 78,098 7,499
– Long to Short Ratio: 0.5 to 1 1.4 to 1 1.2 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 62.4 39.5 47.9
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -10.8 11.6 -4.7

 


Natural Gas Futures :

Natural Gas Futures COT ChartThe Natural Gas Futures large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of -119,404 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly reduction of -11,350 contracts from the previous week which had a total of -108,054 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 42.7 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 56.6 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 67.6 percent.

Natural Gas Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 24.4 40.5 4.3
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 32.6 34.9 1.7
– Net Position: -119,404 81,780 37,624
– Gross Longs: 355,814 590,815 62,749
– Gross Shorts: 475,218 509,035 25,125
– Long to Short Ratio: 0.7 to 1 1.2 to 1 2.5 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 42.7 56.6 67.6
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -9.6 6.4 37.5

 


Gasoline Blendstock Futures :

RBOB Gasoline Energy Futures COT ChartThe Gasoline Blendstock Futures large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 48,570 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly decrease of -1,847 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 50,417 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 8.6 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 79.2 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 77.2 percent.

Nasdaq Mini Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 25.6 46.4 6.7
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 12.3 62.7 3.7
– Net Position: 48,570 -59,550 10,980
– Gross Longs: 93,548 169,716 24,492
– Gross Shorts: 44,978 229,266 13,512
– Long to Short Ratio: 2.1 to 1 0.7 to 1 1.8 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 8.6 79.2 77.2
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish-Extreme Bullish Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -8.2 5.8 8.7

 


#2 Heating Oil NY-Harbor Futures :

NY Harbor Heating Oil Energy Futures COT ChartThe #2 Heating Oil NY-Harbor Futures large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 22,140 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly lowering of -2,681 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 24,821 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 65.9 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 24.5 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish-Extreme with a score of 99.9 percent.

Heating Oil Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 15.7 50.3 11.4
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 10.4 61.7 5.4
– Net Position: 22,140 -47,473 25,333
– Gross Longs: 65,362 209,536 47,696
– Gross Shorts: 43,222 257,009 22,363
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.5 to 1 0.8 to 1 2.1 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 65.9 24.5 99.9
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bullish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -0.7 -1.4 7.8

 


Bloomberg Commodity Index Futures :

Bloomberg Commodity Index Futures COT ChartThe Bloomberg Commodity Index Futures large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of -18,762 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly lowering of -2,249 contracts from the previous week which had a total of -16,513 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 19.6 percent. The commercials are Bullish-Extreme with a score of 80.4 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 40.0 percent.

Bloomberg Index Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 45.0 53.4 1.1
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 91.0 8.3 0.3
– Net Position: -18,762 18,404 358
– Gross Longs: 18,363 21,804 469
– Gross Shorts: 37,125 3,400 111
– Long to Short Ratio: 0.5 to 1 6.4 to 1 4.2 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 19.6 80.4 40.0
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish-Extreme Bullish-Extreme Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -0.6 0.6 0.7

 


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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).