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CFTC Commitments of Traders – NET SHORT on Safe Haven Currencies Fell as Risk Sentiment Improved

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended January 7. NET LENGTH in USD Index added +414 contracts to 12 468. Speculative long positions dropped -1 120 contracts and short positions fell -1 534 contracts. Concerning European currencies, NET SHORT for EUR futures declined...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – NET LENGTH on Safe Haven Assets Trimmed Last Week

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended January 7. NET LENGTH for crude oil futures rose + 12 415 contracts to 567 272 for the week. Speculative long positions gained +12 161 contracts while shorts dropped -254 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – NET LENGTH on Crude Oil and Heating Oil Futures Gained Last Week

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended December 31. NET LENGTH for crude oil futures gained +4 780 contracts to 554 857 for the week. Speculative long positions added +1 546 contracts while shorts dropped -3 234 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – NET LENGTH for USD Futures Shrank as Market Sentiment Improved

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended December 31. NET LENGTH in USD Index dropped -1 177 contracts to 12 054. Speculative long positions added +907 contracts and short positions added +2 084 contracts. Concerning European currencies, NET SHORT for EUR futures added...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Crude Oil’s Increase in NET LENGTH Moderated as Price Entered Fourth-Week Rally

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended December 24. NET LENGTH for crude oil futures gained +13 700 contracts to 550 077 for the week. Speculative long positions added +13 189 contracts while shorts dropped -511 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH for...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – British Pound Futures Positions Returned to NET LENGTH for First Time since April

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended December 24. NET LENGTH in USD Index gained +1 535 contracts to 13 231. Speculative long positions added +990 contracts and short positions dropped -545 contracts. Concerning European currencies, NET SHORT for EUR futures rose +7...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Net Length on USD Index Futures Halved on Improved Risk Appetite

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended December 17. NET LENGTH in USD Index declined -10 565 contracts to 11 696. Speculative long positions fell -7 706 contracts and short positions gained +2 859 contracts. Concerning European currencies, NET SHORT for EUR futures...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Bets for Higher Oil Price Remained Though Momentum Eased

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended December 17. NET LENGTH for crude oil futures jumped +40 838 contracts to 536 377 for the week. Speculative long positions gained +34 897 contracts while shorts declined -5 941 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Net Short of GBP Declined Sharply as Brexit Uncertainty Diminished

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended December 10. NET LENGTH in USD Index dropped -1 616 contracts to 22 261. Speculative long positions slipped -428 contracts and short positions addd +1 188 contracts. Concerning European currencies, NET SHORT for EUR futures fell...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Improved Risk Appetite Lifted Bets on Oil Prices

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended December 10. NET LENGTH for crude oil futures jumped +67 504 contracts to 495 539 for the week. Speculative long positions gained +46 096 contracts while shorts declined -21 408 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Commodity Currencies Gained Support while Safe-Haven Currencies Lost Ground

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended December 3. NET LENGTH in USD Index slipped -261 contracts to 23 877. Speculative long positions added +1 949 contracts and short positions gained +2 210 contracts. Concerning European currencies, NET SHORT for EUR futures rose...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Bets for Higher Crude Oil Price Could Continue as OPEC+ Agreed to Cut Deeper

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended December 3, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures declined -42 901 contracts to 428 035 for the week. Speculative long positions fell -22 617 contracts while shorts gained +20 284 contracts. On December 5, OPEC+ agreed to...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Selling Pressure in GBP Increased as Elections Approach

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended November 26. NET LENGTH in USD Index slipped -487 contracts to 24 138. Speculative long positions fell -2 276 contracts and short positions dropped -1 789 contracts. Concerning European currencies, NET SHORT for EUR futures fell...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Traders Bet for Higher Crude Oil Price ahead of OPEC+ Meeting

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended November 26, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures soared +40 961 contracts to 470 936 for the week. Speculative long positions rose 12 317 contracts while shorts declined -26 844 contracts. Traders were speculating that OPEC and...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – NET SHORT in GBP Gained as Elections Approach

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended November 19. NET LENGTH in USD Index dropped -3 159 contracts to 24 625. Speculative long positions fell -2 408 contracts and short positions added +751 contracts. Concerning European currencies, NET SHORT for EUR futures gained...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Traders Bet for Higher Oil and Gold Prices

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended November 19, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures gained +5 378 contracts to 429 975 for the week. Speculative long positions gained +2 338 contracts while shorts dropped -3 040 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Long Bets on Safe Haven Currencies Dropped amidst Optimism over Trade Deal

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended November 12. NET LENGTH in USD Index slid -595 contracts to 277 84. Speculative long positions fell -1 066 contracts and short positions dropped -471 contracts. Concerning European currencies, NET SHORT for EUR futures declined -3...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – NET LENGTH on Gold Declined as Traders Trimmed Bets on Both Sides

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended November 12, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures gained +18 457 contracts to 424 597 for the week. Speculative long positions declined -25 944 contracts while shorts slumped -44 401 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH...

US Crude Oil Stock-Build Exceeded Consensus

The report from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that total crude oil and petroleum products (ex. SPR) stocks slumped -5.86 mmb to 1273.57 mmb in the week ended November 8. Crude oil inventory added +2.22 mmb to 446 mmb (consensus: +1.65 mmb). Inventory gained in 3 out...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Bets on US Dollar Trimmed on both Sides

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended November 5. NET LENGTH in USD Index slid -1 130 contracts to 28 379. Speculative long positions fell -2 200 contracts and short positions dropped -1 070 contracts. Concerning European currencies, NET SHORT for EUR futures...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Traders Remained Bullish in Crude Oil Although Price is at 6-Week High

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended November 5, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures soared +22 793 contracts to 406 140 for the week. Speculative long positions rose +12 784 contracts while shorts slumped -10 009 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Significant Decline in GBP Net Short Suggests Market Hopeful of Election Outcome

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended October 29 NET LENGTH in USD Index slid -1 701 contracts to 39 509. Speculative long positions fell -3 650 contracts and short positions dropped -1 949 contracts. Concerning European currencies, NET SHORT for EUR futures...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Bets for Higher Commodity Prices Increased Across the Board

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended October 29, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures soared +17 175 contracts to 388 347 for the week. Speculative long positions added +3 291 contracts while shorts slumped -13 884 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Net LENGTH for CAD futures has More than Double amidst Narrowing Yield Spread with USD

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended October 22, NET LENGTH in USD Index declined -6 226 contracts to 31 210. Speculative long positions fell -3 455 contracts and short positions added +2771 contracts. USD fell across the board as market turned trade...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Bets for Higher Oil Prices Increased as Market Sentiment Improved

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...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Traders Trimmed on Higher Precious Metal Price Fell as Risk Appetite Improved

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended October 15, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures gained +1 799 contracts to 356 884 for the week. Speculative long positions jumped +16 123 contracts while shorts rose 14 324 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Traders Trimmed Bets on EUR and GBP as Brexit is in Focus

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended October 15, NET LENGTH in USD Index dropped -2 423 contracts to 37 436. Speculative long positions fell -4 689 contracts and short positions slipped -2 266 contracts. Concerning European currencies, NET SHORT for EUR futures...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Bets for Higher Gold and Silver Prices Increased

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended October 8, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures slumped -34 234 contracts to 355 085 for the week. Speculative long positions added +5 454 contracts while shorts jumped +39 688 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Bets Trimmed on Both Sides for USD

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended October 8, NET LENGTH in USD Index declined -3 169 contracts to 39 859. Speculative long positions fell -3 591 contracts and short positions slipped -422 contracts. Concerning European currencies, NET SHORT for EUR futures jumped...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Net Length on JPY Increased on Risk Aversion

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended October 1, NET LENGTH in USD Index added +1 089 contracts to 43 028. Speculative long positions rose +2 255 contracts and short positions added +1 166 contracts. Concerning European currencies, NET SHORT for EUR futures...