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CFTC Commitments of Traders fx – Bets on USD Still Limited as Traders Weighed Recovery against Second Coronavirus Wave

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended June 23, NET SHORT for USD Index futures slipped -30 to 5 314 contracts. Speculative long positions increased +857 contracts and short positions added +827 contracts. Bets on both sides climbed slightly and were largely balanced, suggesting that the market still lacked direction. Concerning European currencies, NET LENGTH in EUR futures gained +1 316 contracts to 118 448. NET SHORT for GBP futures rose +2 518 contracts to 18 516 for the week.
On safe-haven currencies, NET LENGTH on CHF futures dropped -158 contracts to 1 448. NET LENGTH on JPY futures rose +5 348 contracts to 27458. Net shorts of commodity currencies futures fell across the board. NET SHORT for AUD futures dropped -1 722 to 4 810. Speculative long positions increased +4 289 contracts while shorts added +2 567 contracts. Separately, NET SHORT for NZD futures dropped -1 917 contracts to just 15 during the week while NET SHORT for CAD futures fell -4 652 contracts to 20 834.

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