According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended October 15, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures gained +1 799 contracts to 356 884 for the week. Speculative long positions jumped +16 123 contracts while shorts rose 14 324 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH for gasoline gained +6 566 contracts to 58 789, while NET SHORT for heating oil decreased -6 589 contracts to 9 516 for the week. NET SHORT for natural gas futures jumped +25 682 contracts to 185 684 contracts for the week.

NET LENGTH for gold futures plunged -22 536 contracts to 253 027. Speculative long positions declined -15 013 contracts, while shorts gained +7 523. Silver futures saw further decline in NET LENGTH, by -6 765 contracts to 43 989. Speculative long positions dropped -5 004 contracts while shorts added +1 761. For PGMs, NET LENGTH of Nymex platinum futures rose +1 433 contracts to 28 247 while that for palladium dropped -407 contracts to 13 303.

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