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10-Year Note Speculators once again raised their bearish bets for 4th week

April 20th – By CountingPips.comReceive our weekly COT Reports by Email

10-Year Note Non-Commercial Speculator Positions:

Large bond speculators continued to boost their bearish net positions in the 10-Year Note futures markets this week, according to the latest Commitment of Traders (COT) data released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday.

The non-commercial futures contracts of 10-Year Note futures, traded by large speculators and hedge funds, totaled a net position of -275,650 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday April 16th. This was a weekly change of -14,086 net contracts from the previous week which had a total of -261,564 net contracts.

The week’s net position was the result of the gross bullish position (longs) sinking by -9,869 contracts to a weekly total of 620,384 contracts which combined with the gross bearish position (shorts) that saw an advance by 4,217 contracts for the week to a total of 896,034 contracts.

The net speculative bearish position has now risen for four straight weeks and by a total of -111,676 net contracts over that time-period. The current net position is at the most bearish level since December 31st (-308,287 contracts) but remains a far ways off the levels of the August-to-October period which had peaks of more than -700,000 contracts.

10-Year Note Commercial Positions:

The commercial traders position, hedgers or traders engaged in buying and selling for business purposes, totaled a net position of 263,707 contracts on the week. This was a weekly advance of 46,473 contracts from the total net of 217,234 contracts reported the previous week.

10-Year Note Futures:

Over the same weekly reporting time-frame, from Tuesday to Tuesday, the 10-Year Note Futures (Front Month) closed at approximately $122.82 which was a decrease of $-0.82 from the previous close of $123.64, according to unofficial market data.

*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) as well as the commercial traders (hedgers & traders for business purposes) 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).

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10-Year Note Speculators boosted their bearish bets to highest of 2019

April 13th – By CountingPips.comReceive our weekly COT Reports by Email

10-Year Note Non-Commercial Speculator Positions:

Large bond speculators added to their bearish net positions in the 10-Year Note futures markets again this week, according to the latest Commitment of Traders (COT) data released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday.

The non-commercial futures contracts of 10-Year Note futures, traded by large speculators and hedge funds, totaled a net position of -261,564 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday April 9th. This was a weekly change of -37,341 net contracts from the previous week which had a total of -224,223 net contracts.

The week’s net position was the result of the gross bullish position (longs) dropping by -14,217 contracts to a weekly total of 630,253 contracts in addition to the gross bearish position (shorts) which saw a gain by 23,124 contracts for the week to a total of 891,817 contracts.

The net speculative bearish bets rose higher for a third straight week and by a total of -97,590 contracts over that period. Speculators are now at their most bearish level of the new year as bearish bets haven’t been this high since December 31st when the net position totaled -308,287 contracts.

10-Year Note Commercial Positions:

Meanwhile, the commercial traders position, hedgers or traders engaged in buying and selling for business purposes, totaled a net position of 217,234 contracts on the week. This was a weekly boost of 52,968 contracts from the total net of 164,266 contracts reported the previous week.

10-Year Note Futures:

Over the same weekly reporting time-frame, from Tuesday to Tuesday, the 10-Year Note Futures (Front Month) closed at approximately $123.64 which was a fall of $-0.12 from the previous close of $123.76, according to unofficial market data.

*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) as well as the commercial traders (hedgers & traders for business purposes) 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).

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

April 6th – By CountingPips.comReceive our weekly COT Reports by Email

10-Year Note Non-Commercial Speculator Positions:

Large bond speculators raised their bearish net positions in the 10-Year Note futures markets this week, according to the latest Commitment of Traders (COT) data released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday.

The non-commercial futures contracts of 10-Year Note futures, traded by large speculators and hedge funds, totaled a net position of -224,223 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday April 2nd. This was a weekly change of -57,705 net contracts from the previous week which had a total of -166,518 net contracts.

The week’s net position was the result of the gross bullish position (longs) declining by -55,282 contracts to a weekly total of 644,470 contracts in addition to the gross bearish position (shorts) which saw a rise by 2,423 contracts for the week to a total of 868,693 contracts.

The net speculator bearish position rose for a second straight week after three weeks of declining bearish bets. This week’s rise in bearish positions pushed the current standing back over the -200,000 net contract level for the first time since the beginning of March.

Overall, the net short position is relatively small compared to the levels of the fall where net positions reached as high as -740,192 contracts in early October.

10-Year Note Commercial Positions:

The commercial traders position, hedgers or traders engaged in buying and selling for business purposes, totaled a net position of 164,266 contracts on the week. This was a weekly uptick of 52,164 contracts from the total net of 112,102 contracts reported the previous week.

10-Year Note Futures:

Over the same weekly reporting time-frame, from Tuesday to Tuesday, the 10-Year Note Futures (Front Month) closed at approximately $123.76 which was a fall of $-0.64 from the previous close of $124.40, according to unofficial market data.

*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) as well as the commercial traders (hedgers & traders for business purposes) 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).

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10-Year Note Speculators edged their bearish bets slightly higher

March 30th – By CountingPips.comReceive our weekly COT Reports by Email

10-Year Note Non-Commercial Speculator Positions:

Large bond speculators slightly added to their bearish net positions in the 10-Year Note futures markets this week, according to the latest Commitment of Traders (COT) data released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday.

The non-commercial futures contracts of 10-Year Note futures, traded by large speculators and hedge funds, totaled a net position of -166,293 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday March 26th. This was a weekly change of -2,319 net contracts from the previous week which had a total of -163,974 net contracts.

The week’s net position was the result of the gross bullish position (longs) falling by -4,812 contracts to a weekly total of 699,752 contracts compared to the gross bearish position (shorts) which saw a decline by -2,493 contracts for the week to a total of 866,045 contracts.

The net speculative position had seen declining bearish bets in the previous three weeks by a total of +70,021 contracts before this week’s slight turnaround.

The current standing remains under the -200,000 net contract level for a third straight week and is now (at -166,293 contracts) less than half of the bearish standing of December 18th (-380,779 contracts).

10-Year Note Commercial Positions:

The commercial traders position, hedgers or traders engaged in buying and selling for business purposes, totaled a net position of 112,102 contracts on the week. This was a weekly boost of 11,075 contracts from the total net of 101,027 contracts reported the previous week.

10-Year Note Futures:

Over the same weekly reporting time-frame, from Tuesday to Tuesday, the 10-Year Note Futures (Front Month) closed at approximately $124.40 which was an increase of $1.64 from the previous close of $122.76, according to unofficial market data.

*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) as well as the commercial traders (hedgers & traders for business purposes) 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).

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10-Year Note Speculators cut back on their bearish bets for 3rd week

March 23rd – By CountingPips.comReceive our weekly COT Reports by Email

10-Year Note Non-Commercial Speculator Positions:

Large bond speculators continued to decrease their bearish net positions in the 10-Year Note futures markets this week, according to the latest Commitment of Traders (COT) data released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday.

The non-commercial futures contracts of 10-Year Note futures, traded by large speculators and hedge funds, totaled a net position of -163,974 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday March 19th. This was a weekly gain of 12,460 net contracts from the previous week which had a total of -176,434 net contracts.

The week’s net position was the result of the gross bullish position (the longs) ascending by 68,105 contracts to a weekly total of 704,564 contracts compared to the gross bearish position (the shorts) which saw a increase by 55,645 contracts for the week to a total of 868,538 contracts.

The speculators have now trimmed their net position for three straight weeks after boosting their bearish bets in the previous five consecutive weeks. The current standing shows that speculators have brought their net positioning under the -200,000 contract level for a second straight week and with the treasury yield curve inverting on Friday, we could see this position go even lower in weeks or months to come.

10-Year Note Commercial Positions:

The commercial traders position, hedgers or traders engaged in buying and selling for business purposes, totaled a net position of 101,027 contracts on the week. This was a weekly decline of -23,702 contracts from the total net of 124,729 contracts reported the previous week.

10-Year Note Futures:

Over the same weekly reporting time-frame, from Tuesday to Tuesday, the 10-Year Note Futures (Front Month) closed at approximately $122.77 which was a decrease of $-0.10 from the previous close of $122.87, according to unofficial market data.

*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) as well as the commercial traders (hedgers & traders for business purposes) 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).

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10-Year Note Speculators sharply cut their bearish bets this week

March 16th – By CountingPips.comReceive our weekly COT Reports by Email

10-Year Note Non-Commercial Speculator Positions:

Large bond speculators decreased their bearish net positions in the 10-Year Note futures markets this week, according to the latest Commitment of Traders (COT) data released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday.

The non-commercial futures contracts of 10-Year Note futures, traded by large speculators and hedge funds, totaled a net position of -176,434 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday March 12th. This was a weekly change of 56,942 net contracts from the previous week which had a total of -233,376 net contracts.

The week’s net position was the result of the gross bullish position (longs) gaining by 81,978 contracts to a weekly total of 636,459 contracts that overcame the gross bearish position (shorts) which saw a gain by 25,036 contracts for the week to a total of 812,893 contracts.

The strong paring of bearish positions this week follows a small decrease last week and brings the overall speculator position back under the -200,000 contract level for the first time in a month. This week’s 56,942 contract change is the largest since January 8th when spec positions rose by 120,219 contracts.

10-Year Note Commercial Positions:

The commercial traders position, hedgers or traders engaged in buying and selling for business purposes, totaled a net position of 124,729 contracts on the week. This was a weekly shortfall of -77,383 contracts from the total net of 202,112 contracts reported the previous week.

10-Year Note Futures:

Over the same weekly reporting time-frame, from Tuesday to Tuesday, the 10-Year Note Futures (Front Month) closed at approximately $122.87 which was a rise of $1.00 from the previous close of $121.87, according to unofficial market data.

*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) as well as the commercial traders (hedgers & traders for business purposes) 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).

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10-Year Note Speculator position is virtually unchanged this week

March 9th – By CountingPips.comReceive our weekly COT Reports by Email

10-Year Note Non-Commercial Speculator Positions:

Large bond speculators very slightly edged their bearish net positions lower in the 10-Year Note futures markets this week, according to the latest Commitment of Traders (COT) data released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday. The latest COT data is now up to date after delays in previous weeks due to the government shutdown.

The non-commercial futures contracts of 10-Year Note futures, traded by large speculators and hedge funds, totaled a net position of -233,376 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday March 5th. This was a weekly increase of 619 net contracts from the previous week which had a total of -233,995 net contracts.

The week’s net position was the result of the gross bullish position (longs) sinking by -107,881 contracts to a weekly total of 554,481 contracts but was offset by the gross bearish position (shorts) which saw a decline by -108,500 contracts for the week to a total of 787,857 contracts.

The net speculative position had seen increasing bearish bets in the previous five weeks before this week’s edge higher. The current standing remains above the -200,000 net contract level for a third consecutive week after spending six straight weeks below this level into early February.

10-Year Note Commercial Positions:

The commercial traders position, hedgers or traders engaged in buying and selling for business purposes, totaled a net position of 202,112 contracts on the week. This was a weekly increase of 24,067 contracts from the total net of 178,045 contracts reported the previous week.

10-Year Note Futures:

Over the same weekly reporting time-frame, from Tuesday to Tuesday, the 10-Year Note Futures (Front Month) closed at approximately $121.87 which was a decline of $-0.80 from the previous close of $122.67, according to unofficial market data.

*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) as well as the commercial traders (hedgers & traders for business purposes) 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).

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10-Year Note Speculators raised bearish bets for 4th straight week

March 2nd – By CountingPips.comReceive our weekly COT Reports by Email

10-Year Note Non-Commercial Speculator Positions:

Large bond speculators added to their bearish net positions in the 10-Year Note futures markets in February, according to the latest Commitment of Traders (COT) data released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday.

This latest COT data is from the middle of February due to the government shutdown which suspended the releases for approximately a month. The CFTC is releasing data on Tuesdays and Fridays going forward until the data is back up to date.

The non-commercial futures contracts of 10-Year Note futures, traded by large speculators and hedge funds, totaled a net position of -215,091 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday February 19th. This was a weekly decline of -49,602 net contracts from the previous week which had a total of -165,489 net contracts.

The week’s net position was the result of the gross bullish position (longs) advancing by 8,766 contracts to a weekly total of 702,945 contracts compared to the gross bearish position (shorts) which saw a boost by 58,368 contracts for the week to a total of 918,036 contracts.

The speculative 10-year positioning saw greater bearish bets for the fourth week in a row and to the highest level in the previous seven weeks, according to the latest data. The overall net standing rose back over the -200,000 contract level for the first time since January 15th.

10-Year Note Commercial Positions:

The commercial traders position, hedgers or traders engaged in buying and selling for business purposes, totaled a net position of 191,580 contracts on the week. This was a weekly boost of 64,977 contracts from the total net of 126,603 contracts reported the previous week.

10-Year Note Futures:

Over the same weekly reporting time-frame, from Tuesday to Tuesday, the 10-Year Note Futures (Front Month) closed at approximately $122.51 which was an uptick of $0.28 from the previous close of $122.23, according to unofficial market data.

*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) as well as the commercial traders (hedgers & traders for business purposes) 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).

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10-Year Note Speculators increased their bearish bets for 2nd week into February

February 23rd – By CountingPips.comReceive our weekly COT Reports by Email

10-Year Note Non-Commercial Speculator Positions:

Large bond speculators raised their bearish net positions in the 10-Year Note futures markets in February, according to the latest Commitment of Traders (COT) data released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday.

This latest COT data is from early February due to the government shutdown which suspended the releases for approximately a month. The CFTC is releasing data on Tuesdays and Fridays going forward until the data is back up to date.

The non-commercial futures contracts of 10-Year Note futures, traded by large speculators and hedge funds, totaled a net position of -162,950 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday February 5th. This was a weekly change of -28,503 net contracts from the previous week which had a total of -134,447 net contracts.

The week’s net position was the result of the gross bullish position (longs) decreasing by -4,796 contracts to a weekly total of 636,682 contracts compared to the gross bearish position (shorts) which rose by 23,707 contracts for the week to a total of 799,632 contracts.

The speculative net position saw increasing bearish bets for two straight weeks into February 5th after sharp declines in the previous two months. The overall standing for speculators continued to be under the -200,000 net contract level for the third straight week.

10-Year Note Commercial Positions:

The commercial traders position, hedgers or traders engaged in buying and selling for business purposes, totaled a net position of 119,063 contracts on the week. This was a weekly increase of 9,749 contracts from the total net of 109,314 contracts reported the previous week.

10-Year Note Futures:

Over the same weekly reporting time-frame, from Tuesday to Tuesday, the 10-Year Note Futures (Front Month) closed at approximately $122.14 which was a rise of $0.10 from the previous close of $122.04, according to unofficial market data.

*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) as well as the commercial traders (hedgers & traders for business purposes) 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).

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10-Year Note Speculators cut bearish bets for 5th time in 6 weeks

February 16, 2019 – By CountingPips.comReceive our weekly COT Reports by Email

10-Year Note Non-Commercial Speculator Positions:

Large bond speculators continued to reduce their bearish net positions in the 10-Year Note futures markets in January, according to the latest Commitment of Traders (COT) data released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday.

This latest COT data is from later in January due to the government shutdown which suspended the releases. The CFTC is releasing data on Tuesdays and Fridays going forward until the data is back up to date.

The non-commercial futures contracts of 10-Year Note futures, traded by large speculators and hedge funds, totaled a net position of -125,752 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday January 22nd. This was a weekly gain of 74,432 net contracts from the previous week which had a total of -200,184 net contracts.

The week’s net position was the result of the gross bullish position (longs) advancing by 36,952 contracts to a weekly total of 686,934 contracts compared to the gross bearish position (shorts) which saw a decline by -37,480 contracts for the week to a total of 812,686 contracts.

The net speculative position continued to shed bearish bets through January 22nd. The bearish position has now declined from a net position of -380,779 contracts on December 18th to a total of -125,752 contracts on January 22nd. The speculative standing marked the lowest bearish level in almost exactly one year (January 23, 2018).

10-Year Note Commercial Positions:

The commercial traders position, hedgers or traders engaged in buying and selling for business purposes, totaled a net position of 112,854 contracts on the week. This was a weekly fall of -43,744 contracts from the total net of 156,598 contracts reported the previous week.

10-Year Note Futures:

Over the same weekly reporting time-frame, from Tuesday to Tuesday, the 10-Year Note Futures (Front Month) closed at approximately $121.82 which was a drop of $-0.07 from the previous close of $121.90, according to unofficial market data.

*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) as well as the commercial traders (hedgers & traders for business purposes) 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).

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