Large Forex Speculators were bearish on US Dollar for 3 straight weeks to Oct 22nd

By CountingPips.com

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The latest data for the weekly Commitments of Traders (COT) report was released on Friday by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and showed that large futures speculators turned bearish on the US dollar on October 8th and then registered three straight weeks of bearish positions through October 22nd.

Non-commercial large futures traders, including hedge funds and large International Monetary Market speculators, had an overall US dollar short position totaling $-3.64 billion as of Tuesday October 22nd. This was a weekly change of $-2.4 billion from the total position of $-1.24 billion that was registered on October 15th, according to data from Reuters that calculates this amount by the total of US dollar contracts against the combined contracts of the euro, British pound, Japanese yen, Australian dollar, Canadian dollar and the Swiss franc.

US dollar positions, on October 22nd, were at a new lowest level since February 5th when US dollar bets were short at a total of $-9.15 billion.

This latest batch of data, three weeks worth for October 8th, 15th & 22nd, is a catch up for the missed releases during the government shutdown and does not cover last week’s positions.

Individual Currencies Large Speculators Positions in Futures:

The large non-commercial net positions for each of the individual major currencies directly against the US dollar on October 22nd showed weekly increases for the euro, British pound sterling, Swiss franc, Canadian dollar, Australian dollar and the New Zealand dollar while there were declines for the Japanese yen and the Mexican peso.

 

Individual Currency Charts:


EuroFX:

eurofx

Last Six Weeks of Large Trader Positions: EuroFX

Date Large Trader Net Positions Weekly Change
09/17/2013 31907 19211
09/24/2013 65844 33937
10/01/2013 68276 2432
10/08/2013 68683 407
10/15/2013 60374 -8309
10/22/2013 72434 12060



British Pound Sterling:

GBP

Last Six Weeks of Large Trader Positions: Pound Sterling

Date Lg Trader Net Weekly Change
09/17/2013 -6310 31856
09/24/2013 1174 7484
10/01/2013 1496 322
10/08/2013 8771 7275
10/15/2013 12231 3460
10/22/2013 14262 2031



Japanese Yen:

JPY

Last Six Weeks of Large Trader Positions: Yen

Date Lg Trader Net Weekly Change
09/17/2013 -88794 6272
09/24/2013 -92818 -4024
10/01/2013 -82324 10494
10/08/2013 -57097 25227
10/15/2013 -59266 -2169
10/22/2013 -71802 -12536



Swiss Franc:

chf

Last Six Weeks of Large Trader Positions: Franc

Date Lg Trader Net Weekly Change
09/17/2013 616 196
09/24/2013 5745 5129
10/01/2013 6636 891
10/08/2013 10415 3779
10/15/2013 10767 352
10/22/2013 10931 164



Canadian Dollar:

cad

Last Six Weeks of Large Trader Positions: CAD

Date Lg Trader Net Weekly Change
09/17/2013 -18764 12178
09/24/2013 -5675 13089
10/01/2013 -955 4720
10/08/2013 -8663 -7708
10/15/2013 -10814 -2151
10/22/2013 -5364 5450



Australian Dollar:

aud

Last Six Weeks of Large Trader Positions: AUD

Date Lg Trader Net Weekly Change
09/17/2013 -27360 32672
09/24/2013 -34819 -7459
10/01/2013 -28804 6015
10/08/2013 -26404 2400
10/15/2013 -32237 -5833
10/22/2013 -22111 10126



New Zealand Dollar:

nzd

Last Six Weeks of Large Trader Positions: NZD

Date Lg Trader Net Weekly Change
09/17/2013 5657 6258
09/24/2013 8055 2398
10/01/2013 10891 2836
10/08/2013 10766 -125
10/15/2013 12668 1902
10/22/2013 13114 446



Mexican Peso:

mxn

Last Six Weeks of Large Trader Positions: MXN

Date Lg Trader Net Weekly Change
09/17/2013 -10201 -18480
09/24/2013 14023 24224
10/01/2013 14601 578
10/08/2013 10933 -3668
10/15/2013 7761 -3172
10/22/2013 7214 -547



*COT Report: The weekly commitment of traders report summarizes the total trader positions for open contracts in the futures trading 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).

The Commitment of Traders report is published every Friday by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and shows futures positions data that was reported as of the previous Tuesday (3 days behind).

Each currency contract is a quote for that currency directly against the U.S. dollar, a net short amount of contracts means that more speculators are betting that currency to fall against the dollar and a net long position expect that currency to rise versus the dollar.

(The graphs overlay the forex spot closing price of each Tuesday when COT trader positions are reported for each corresponding spot currency pair.)

See more information and explanation on the weekly COT report from the CFTC website.




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