Special Topics – Action Forex https://www.actionforex.com Live Forex Analysis, Currency Rates, Economic Calendar, Technical Forecast, Fundamental News, Free Trading Signals. Best. USD Dollar, EUR Euro, JPY Yen, GBP Pound, CHF Swiss Franc, CAD Canadian Dollar, AUD Australian Dollar, NZD New Zealand Dollar Tue, 07 Jul 2020 04:41:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 CFTC Commitments of Traders – Bet on Lower USD Continued. Expect Risk Appetite to Shrink in Coming Week as Coronavirus Cases Increase in Various Countries https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/308833-cftc-commitments-of-traders-bet-on-lower-usd-continued-expect-risk-appetite-to-shrink-in-coming-week-as-coronavirus-cases-increase-in-various-countries/ https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/308833-cftc-commitments-of-traders-bet-on-lower-usd-continued-expect-risk-appetite-to-shrink-in-coming-week-as-coronavirus-cases-increase-in-various-countries/#respond Tue, 07 Jul 2020 04:41:23 +0000 https://www.actionforex.com/?p=308833 As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended June 30, NET SHORT for USD Index futures dropped -339 to 4 975 contracts. Speculative long positions decreased +857 contracts and short positions declined -2 180 contracts. Bets on both sides fell as the market remained directionless. Concerning European currencies, NET LENGTH […]

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Policy Divergence Continues to Support AUDNZD Strength https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/307382-policy-divergence-continues-to-support-audnzd-strength/ https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/307382-policy-divergence-continues-to-support-audnzd-strength/#respond Wed, 01 Jul 2020 04:09:39 +0000 https://www.actionforex.com/?p=307382 Both Australian dollar and New Zealand dollar have outperformed other G7 currencies over the past two months, as investors expressed their confidence to global economic recovery through higher-risk assets. A key reason for Australian dollar’s relative better performance over New Zealand dollar, despite the similarities in terms of risk exposure and economic structure (close economic […]

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CFTC Commitments of Traders – Net Length on Gold Soared to Two-Month High as Rally Resumed https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/306603-cftc-commitments-of-traders-net-length-on-gold-soared-to-two-month-high-as-rally-resumed/ https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/306603-cftc-commitments-of-traders-net-length-on-gold-soared-to-two-month-high-as-rally-resumed/#respond Sat, 27 Jun 2020 05:29:30 +0000 https://www.actionforex.com/?p=306603 According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended June 23, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures jumped +14 611 contracts to 560 883 for the week. Speculative long positions gained +4 774 contracts while shorts plunged -9 837 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH for gasoline added +734 contracts to […]

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CFTC Commitments of Traders fx – Bets on USD Still Limited as Traders Weighed Recovery against Second Coronavirus Wave https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/306584-cftc-commitments-of-traders-fx-bets-on-usd-still-limited-as-traders-weighed-recovery-against-second-coronavirus-wave/ https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/306584-cftc-commitments-of-traders-fx-bets-on-usd-still-limited-as-traders-weighed-recovery-against-second-coronavirus-wave/#respond Sat, 27 Jun 2020 04:37:36 +0000 https://www.actionforex.com/?p=306584 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 […]

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CFTC Commitments of Traders – USD Index Futures Drifted to Net Short https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/304872-cftc-commitments-of-traders-report-usd-index-futures-drifted-to-net-short/ https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/304872-cftc-commitments-of-traders-report-usd-index-futures-drifted-to-net-short/#respond Sat, 20 Jun 2020 13:02:15 +0000 https://www.actionforex.com/?p=304872 As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended June 16, USD Index drifted to NET SHORT of 5 344 contracts. Speculative long positions decreased -10 080 contracts and short positions slipped -47 contracts. Traders trimmed bets on US dollar as risk appetite lifted other currencies. Concerning European currencies, NET LENGTH […]

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CFTC Commitments of Traders – Improved Risk Appetite Weighed on US dollar and Lifted Euro. The Trend may Reverse https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/303052-cftc-commitments-of-traders-improved-risk-appetite-weighed-on-us-dollar-and-lifted-euro-the-trend-may-reverse/ https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/303052-cftc-commitments-of-traders-improved-risk-appetite-weighed-on-us-dollar-and-lifted-euro-the-trend-may-reverse/#respond Sat, 13 Jun 2020 14:46:26 +0000 https://www.actionforex.com/?p=303052 As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended June 9, NET LENGTH in USD Index fell -3 569 contracts to 4 689. Speculative long positions increased +2 999 contracts and short positions rose +6 568 contracts. Concerning European currencies, NET LENGTH in EUR futures soared +14 409 contracts to 95 […]

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HKD Supported by Low US Yield and Seasonal Factors, Despite Huge Political Uncertainty Ahead https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/303087-hkd-supported-by-low-us-yield-and-seasonal-factors-despite-huge-political-uncertainty-ahead/ https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/303087-hkd-supported-by-low-us-yield-and-seasonal-factors-despite-huge-political-uncertainty-ahead/#respond Sat, 13 Jun 2020 10:21:05 +0000 https://www.actionforex.com/?p=303087 Recent strength of HKD has triggered the territory’s de facto central bank, HKMA, to defend the currency system. The key reasons for strong HKD are broad-based USD weakness, HIBOR-LIBOR spread, semiannual settlement and IPO activities in Hong Kong. Policy uncertainty has taken a backseat as the US government is ridden by mass scale protests and […]

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CFTC Commitments of Traders – Traders Trimmed Long bets on USD, whilst Shorts in NZD and CAD Futures Dropped https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/301193-cftc-commitments-of-traders-traders-trimmed-long-bets-on-usd-whilst-shorts-in-nzd-and-cad-futures-dropped/ https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/301193-cftc-commitments-of-traders-traders-trimmed-long-bets-on-usd-whilst-shorts-in-nzd-and-cad-futures-dropped/#respond Sun, 07 Jun 2020 10:00:04 +0000 https://www.actionforex.com/?p=301193 As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended June 2, NET LENGTH in USD Index fell -6 541 contracts to 8 258. Speculative long positions decreased -3 162 contracts and short positions were up +3 379 contracts. Concerning European currencies, NET LENGTH in EUR futures rose +6 018 contracts to […]

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CFTC Commitments of Traders – Euro Rallied to Highest in 2 Months after European Commission’s Stimulus Plan https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/299278-cftc-commitments-of-traders-euro-rallied-to-highest-in-2-months-after-european-commissions-stimulus-plan/ https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/299278-cftc-commitments-of-traders-euro-rallied-to-highest-in-2-months-after-european-commissions-stimulus-plan/#respond Sat, 30 May 2020 09:27:48 +0000 https://www.actionforex.com/?p=299278 As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended May 26, NET LENGTH in USD Index dropped -2 498 contracts to 14 799. Speculative long positions decreased -3 476 contracts and short positions were down -978 contracts. Concerning European currencies, NET LENGTH in EUR futures gained +2 660 contracts to 75 […]

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HKD Weakened Despite Widening HIBOR-LIBOR Spread; Hong Kong’s Autonomy at Risk as China Seeks to Impose New Law https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/297850-hkd-weakened-despite-widening-hibor-libor-spread-hong-kongs-autonomy-at-risk-as-china-seeks-to-impose-new-law/ https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/297850-hkd-weakened-despite-widening-hibor-libor-spread-hong-kongs-autonomy-at-risk-as-china-seeks-to-impose-new-law/#respond Tue, 26 May 2020 11:53:11 +0000 https://www.actionforex.com/?p=297850 Volatility in USDHKD has increased since last week. HKD fell from the strong-side convertibility undertakings against USD after the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) announced the plan to impose national security law in the city. The 12-month HKD FX swap points jumped from 240 to 700 in two days’ time. Although both HKD spot and forward […]

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CFTC Commitments of Traders – NET SHORT of GBP Futures Jumped as Concerns about Brexit Talks Reemerged https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/297425-cftc-commitments-of-traders-net-short-of-gbp-futures-jumped-as-concerns-about-brexit-talks-reemerged/ https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/297425-cftc-commitments-of-traders-net-short-of-gbp-futures-jumped-as-concerns-about-brexit-talks-reemerged/#respond Sun, 24 May 2020 06:02:09 +0000 https://www.actionforex.com/?p=297425 As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended May 19, NET LENGTH in USD Index added +847 contracts to 17 297. Speculative long positions gained +559 contracts and short positions were down -288 contracts. Concerning European currencies, NET LENGTH in EUR futures declined -5 578 contracts to 72 562. NET […]

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CFTC Commitments of Traders report – Traders Trimmed Bets on USD Futures https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/295608-cftc-commitments-of-traders-report-traders-trimmed-bets-on-usd-futures/ https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/295608-cftc-commitments-of-traders-report-traders-trimmed-bets-on-usd-futures/#respond Sat, 16 May 2020 13:57:26 +0000 https://www.actionforex.com/?p=295608 As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended May 12, NET LENGTH in USD Index added +25 contracts to 16 450. Speculative long positions dropped -757 contracts and short positions were down -782 contracts. Concerning European currencies, NET LENGTH in EUR futures gained +1 841 contracts to 78 140. NET […]

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CFTC Commitments of Traders – Traders Trimmed Bets on USD Index Futures amidst Economic Uncertainty https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/293746-cftc-commitments-of-traders-traders-trimmed-bets-on-usd-index-futures-amidst-economic-uncertainty/ https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/293746-cftc-commitments-of-traders-traders-trimmed-bets-on-usd-index-futures-amidst-economic-uncertainty/#respond Sat, 09 May 2020 10:42:04 +0000 https://www.actionforex.com/?p=293746 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 […]

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CFTC Commitments of Traders – Bets on Higher Safe Haven Currencies Increased https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/291818-cftc-commitments-of-traders-bets-on-higher-safe-haven-currencies-increased/ https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/291818-cftc-commitments-of-traders-bets-on-higher-safe-haven-currencies-increased/#respond Sat, 02 May 2020 07:48:09 +0000 https://www.actionforex.com/?p=291818 As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended April 30, NET LENGTH in USD Index added +472 contracts to 16 088. Speculative long positions gained +1 425 contracts and short positions added +953 contracts. Concerning European currencies, NET LENGTH in EUR futures declined -7 537 contracts to 79 681. NET […]

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CFTC Commitments of Traders – Bets on Lower British Pound Rose on Disappointing UK Data https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/289978-cftc-commitments-of-traders-bets-on-lower-british-pound-rose-on-disappointing-uk-data/ https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/289978-cftc-commitments-of-traders-bets-on-lower-british-pound-rose-on-disappointing-uk-data/#respond Sat, 25 Apr 2020 06:48:38 +0000 https://www.actionforex.com/?p=289978 As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended April 21, NET LENGTH in USD Index added +259 contracts to 15 616. Speculative long positions gained +989 contracts and short positions added +723 contracts. Concerning European currencies, NET LENGTH in EUR futures rose +601 contracts to 87 218. NET SHORT for […]

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Canadian Dollar Weakness Expected to Catch Up with Recent Oil Price Collapse https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/289425-canadian-dollar-weakness-expected-to-catch-up-with-recent-oil-price-collapse/ https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/289425-canadian-dollar-weakness-expected-to-catch-up-with-recent-oil-price-collapse/#respond Thu, 23 Apr 2020 07:32:29 +0000 https://www.actionforex.com/?p=289425 Canadian dollar has only edged lower amidst the recent collapse in crude oil price. This is not usual given the strong correlation between the loonie and oil price, as well as the contribution of the energy sector to the country’s economy. We believe the FX market has not fully reacted to the recent selloff in […]

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CFTC Commitments of Traders – Traders Bet Higher Euro on First Sign that Coronavirus Pandemic is Under Control https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/288271-cftc-commitments-of-traders-traders-bet-higher-euro-on-first-sign-that-coronavirus-pandemic-is-under-control/ https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/288271-cftc-commitments-of-traders-traders-bet-higher-euro-on-first-sign-that-coronavirus-pandemic-is-under-control/#respond Mon, 20 Apr 2020 04:36:03 +0000 https://www.actionforex.com/?p=288271 As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended April 14, NET LENGTH in USD Index added +333 contracts to 15 357. Speculative long positions gained +1 044 contracts and short positions added +711 contracts. Concerning European currencies, NET LENGTH in EUR futures rose +6 993 contracts to 86 617. NET […]

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CFTC Commitments of Traders – Bets on US Dollar Trimmed while Increased in Safe Haven Currencies https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/286737-cftc-commitments-of-traders-bets-on-us-dollar-trimmed-while-increased-in-safe-haven-currencies/ https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/286737-cftc-commitments-of-traders-bets-on-us-dollar-trimmed-while-increased-in-safe-haven-currencies/#respond Sun, 12 Apr 2020 08:30:32 +0000 https://www.actionforex.com/?p=286737 As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended April 7, NET LENGTH in USD Index added +959 contracts to 15 014. Traders trimmed bets on both side as the market awaited more stimulus from the Fed. Speculative long positions dropped -134 contracts and short positions fell -1093 contracts. Concerning European […]

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CFTC Commitments of Traders – Bet on Higher Euro should Fade as Data in Eurozone Disappoint https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/285170-cftc-commitments-of-traders-bet-on-higher-euro-should-fade-as-data-in-eurozone-disappoint/ https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/285170-cftc-commitments-of-traders-bet-on-higher-euro-should-fade-as-data-in-eurozone-disappoint/#respond Sat, 04 Apr 2020 07:43:40 +0000 https://www.actionforex.com/?p=285170 As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended March 31, NET LENGTH in USD Index gained +1 545 contracts to 14 065. Speculative long positions added +496 contracts and short positions dropped -1 049 contracts. Concerning European currencies, NET LENGTH in EUR futures jumped +12 957 contracts to 74 247. […]

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CFTC Commitments of Traders – US Dollar Remained Firm again Major Currencies https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/283404-cftc-commitments-of-traders-us-dollar-remained-firm-again-major-currencies/ https://www.actionforex.com/action-insight/special-topics/283404-cftc-commitments-of-traders-us-dollar-remained-firm-again-major-currencies/#respond Sat, 28 Mar 2020 14:11:04 +0000 https://www.actionforex.com/?p=283404 The reporting period was ahead of Fed’s announcement of QE infinity. During the week, US dollar rallied against major currencies. Although the Fed announced to resumed QE, the purchase of US$700B of assets was small as a percentage of US GDP. Meanwhile, as other central banks have announced to join the QE camp, US dollar […]

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