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CFTC Commitments of Traders – Traders Bet on Higher Euro as ECB Shrugged Off its Strength

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended January 19 NET SHORT of USD Index futures +370 contracts to 14 277. Speculative long positions gained +1 492 contracts, and short positions increased +1 862 contracts. The greenback's correction proves to be short-lived. The ECB...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Crude Oil Bets Trimmed Sharply on Price Correction

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended January 19, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures sank -19 133 contracts to 508 584 for the week. Speculative long position slumped  -27 482 contracts, while shorts fell -8 349 contracts. As we predicted in last week's...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Rebound in USD Prone to be Short-lived

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended January 12, NET SHORT of USD Index futures fell -1 045 contracts to 14 952. Speculative long positions dropped -941 contracts, and short positions decreased -1 986 contracts. USD rebounded as talks about Fed's balance sheet...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Crude Oil Price Lost Momentum after Gaining Three Weeks in a Row

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended January 12, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures gained +9 068 contracts to 527 717 for the week. Speculative long position rose +8 183 contracts, while shorts slipped -885 contracts. While recording its third consecutive weekly gain,...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – USD Started 2021 with More Selling

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended January 5, NET SHORT of USD Index futures added +395 contracts to 14 952. Speculative long positions climbed higher, by +279 contracts, and short positions increased +788 contracts. Concerning European currencies, NET LENGTH in EUR futures...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Gold and Silver Prices Corrected Sharply on Profit-taking

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended January 5, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures gained +6 918 contracts to 518 649 for the week. Speculative long position jumped +28 438 contracts, while shorts rose +21 520 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Decline in Net Length Seen in Both Crude Oil and Gold as Traders Took Profit at Year-End

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended December 29, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures slumped -13 971 contracts to 511 731 for the week. Speculative long position fell -9 904 contracts, while shorts gained +4 067 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – USD Index Finished 2020 in Net Short, Losing 6%

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended December 29, NET SHORT of USD Index futures slipped -318 contracts to 14 557. Speculative long positions gained +1 106 contracts and short positions added +788 contracts. USD Index dropped about -6% last year. Concerning European...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Traders Trimmed Bets on US dollar. Better Sentiment Lifted Risk Currencies

US dollar's weakness continued as risk appetite improved. As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended December 15, NET SHORT of USD Index futures more than doubled to 14 056 contracts. Speculative long positions plunged -8 499 contracts and short positions dropped -929 contracts....

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Bets Trimmed on Crude Oil Futures as Traders Took Profit after 7-Week Rally

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended December 15, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures decreased -825 contracts to 513 804 for the week. Speculative long position fell -6 539 contracts, while shorts declined -5 714 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH for...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Gold Price Rebounded after Correction

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended December 8, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures decreased -2 536 contracts to 514 629 for the week. Speculative long position fell -6 251 contracts, while shorts dropped -3 715 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – USD Weakened Further while GBP Slumped on Concerns over No-Deal Brexit

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended December 8, NET SHORT of USD Index futures more than doubled to 6 486 contracts. Speculative long positions decreased -500 contracts and short positions gained +2 911 contracts. Concerning European currencies, NET LENGTH in EUR futures...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Further Downside Risk for Gold Limited

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended December 1, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures declined -5 474 contracts to 517 165 for the week. Speculative long position gained +4 190 contracts, while shorts rose +9 664 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Sterling and Loonie Strengthened while US Dollar Lacked Direction

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended December 1, NET SHORT of USD Index futures added  +321 contracts to 3 075. Speculative long positions increased +4 061 contracts and short positions gained +4 382 contracts. The greenback continued to move without direction. Concerning...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – US Dollar on Defensive as Risk Appetite Improved

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended November 24, NET SHORT of USD Index futures added +1 780 contracts to 2 754. Speculative long positions increased +107 contracts and short positions gained +1 887 contracts. Concerning European currencies, NET LENGTH in EUR futures...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Traders Bet Stronger Crude Oil Price as Vaccine News Lifted Sentiment

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended November 24, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures soared +41 828 contracts to 522 39 for the week. Speculative long position gained +34 912 contracts, while shorts fell -6 916 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Net Short in GBP Futures could Trim on Signs of Resolving Brexit Deadlock

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended November 17, NET SHORT of USD Index futures dropped -154 contracts to 974. Speculative long positions increased +937 contracts and short positions gained +783 contracts. Concerning European currencies, NET LENGTH in EUR futures fell -1 327...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Bets for Lower Crude Oil Price Trimmed Significantly

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended November 17, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures jumped +17 273 contracts to 480 811 for the week. Speculative long position added +4 502 contracts, while shorts slumped -12 771 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Bets for Lower GBP Increased. Brexit Back on Driver’s Seat as Transition Period Ends Soon

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended November 10, USD Index futures drifted to NET SHORT of 1 128 contracts. Speculative long positions increased +1 177 contracts and short positions gained +3 046 contracts. Concerning European currencies, NET LENGTH in EUR futures fell...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Soaring market sentiment Increased Bets on Higher Commodity Prices, Except for Gold

With the exception of gold, commodities under our coverage saw net increase in long positions. Optimistic news about coronavirus vaccine lifted market sentiment, raising hopes that global economy could return to normal later next year. According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended November 10, NET...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – USD’s Weakness Expected to Lift NET LENGTH in Precious Metals Next Week

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended November 3, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures plunged -29 360 contracts to 442 460 for the week. Speculative long position declined -20 633 contracts, while shorts gained +8 997 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – USD Index Futures to Return to NET SHORT Next Week as US election Results Get Clearer

The latest CFTC Commitments of Traders report covered the period just before the US presidential election. During the week, bets on US futures slipped on both sides amidst the highly uncertain election outcome. With Joe Biden on the way to become the next president, risk appetite has increased significantly....

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Bets on Falling Euro Soared amidst Fresh Lockdown Measures

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended October 27, NET SHORT of USD Index futures slipped -412 to 1 254 contracts. Speculative long positions increased +687 contracts and short positions added +275 contracts. Concerning European currencies, NET LENGTH in EUR futures dived -10...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Energy Prices Declined as Resurgent Covid Cases Raised Concerns over Demand Outlook

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended October 27, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures declined -18 258 contracts to 472 090 for the week. Speculative long position dropped -4 919 contracts, while shorts soared +13 339 contracts. The front-month WTI crude oil contract...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – US Dollar Resumed Weakness

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended October 20, USD Index futures returned to NET SHORT of 1 666 contracts. Speculative long positions decreased - 2042 contracts and short positions added +61 contracts. Concerning European currencies, NET LENGTH in EUR futures declined -2...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Traders Bet Precious Metals to Go Higher as US Dollar Sank

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended October 20, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures jumped +17 551 contracts to 490 348 for the week. Speculative long position rose +14 764 contracts, while shorts dropped -2 787 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – USD Index Futures Drifted Back to NET LENGTH as Greenback Rebounded

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended October 13, USD Index futures drifted to NET LENGTH of 437 contracts. Speculative long positions increased +1 601 contracts and short positions dropped -1 870 contracts. It is likely that NET LENGTH will increase further in...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Bets of Lower Gold Price Markedly Increaed

WTI crude oil price fluctuated about US$40/bbl last week. Latest forecasts from major oil agencies suggest that impacts of the pandemic on demand will be long-lasting. This could be a barrier for price to go higher. Bets on gold increased in both directions. However, short positions more than doubled...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – NET LENGTH on EUR Futures Slumped although Price Climbed Higher

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended October 6, NET SHORT for USD Index futures dropped further, by -2 521 to 3 034 contracts. Speculative long positions increased +3 669 contracts and short positions added +1 148 contracts. Concerning European currencies, NET LENGTH...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Traders Bet Natural Gas Price to Rise. Demand could Increase as Weather Gets Cooler

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended October 6, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures gained +9 625 contracts to 471 536 for the week. Speculative long position jumped +9 165 contracts, while shorts dropped -460 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH for...