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CFTC Commitments of Traders – Traders Trimmed Bets on USD Index Futures amidst Economic Uncertainty

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended May 5, NET LENGTH in USD Index added +337 contracts to 16 425. Speculative long positions dropped -1 556 contracts and short positions were down -1 893 contracts. Concerning European currencies, NET LENGTH in EUR futures fell -3 382 contracts to 76 299. NET SHORT for GBP futures gained +5 324 contracts to 12 005 for the week.

On safe-haven currencies, NET LENGTH on CHF futures added +2 215 contracts to 7 791. NET LENGTH on JPY futures dropped -5 112 contracts to 27 214. On commodity currencies, NET SHORT for AUD futures declined -4 286 contracts to 33 455. Speculative long positions added +1 805 contracts while shorts dropped -2 481 contracts. Separately, NET SHORT for NZD futures added +1 174 contracts to 14 953 during the week while NET SHORT for CAD futures rose +3 008 contracts to 32 052.

 

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