According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended October 22, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures soared +9 288 contracts to 366 172 for the week. Speculative long positions jumped +12 545 contracts while shorts added +3 257 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH for gasoline gained +3 139 contracts to 61 928, while NET SHORT for heating oil increased +4 413 contracts to 5 103 for the week. NET SHORT for natural gas futures jumped +23 612 contracts to 209 077 contracts for the week.

NET LENGTH for gold futures gained +6 105 contracts to 259 132. Speculative long positions added +3 547 contracts, while shorts fell -2 558. Silver futures saw increase in NET LENGTH, by +2 754 contracts to 46 743. Speculative long positions rose +4 659 contracts while shorts added +1 905. For PGMs, NET LENGTH of Nymex platinum futures gained +2 115 contracts to 35 716 while that for palladium dropped -207 contracts to 13 085.

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