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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...

CFTC Commitments of Traders -Bets on Lower Crude Price Soared

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended October 1, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures slumped -34 843 contracts to 389 319 for the week. Speculative long positions declined -13 664 contracts while shorts jumped +21 179 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Sentiment Improves amidst Expectations of Trade Talks

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended September 24, NET LENGTH in USD Index added +165 contracts to 41 939. Speculative long positions added +687 contracts and short positions slipped -522 contracts. Concerning European currencies, NET SHORT for EUR futures plunged -7 837...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Crude Oil Price Slumps as Middle East Tensions Ease

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended September 24, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures dropped -2 943 contracts to 424 162 for the week. Speculative long positions were down -1 864 contracts while shorts gained +1 079 contracts. Crude oil prices slumped last...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Traders Trimmed Bets on USD as Fed Expected to Cut Rate Next Week

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended September 10, NET LENGTH in USD Index added +296 contracts to 32 032. Speculative long positions ell -4 927 contracts and short positions also declined -5 223 contracts. Traders trimmed bets on the greenback ahead of...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Bets for Higher Crude Price Likely Short-Lived

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended September 10, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures jumped +44 048 contracts to 428 205 for the week. Speculative long positions soared +18 639 contracts and shorts plunged -25 409 contracts. The front-month WTI crude oil contract...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Bets for Higher Crude Oil Price Continued to Fall

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended September 3, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures fell -7 493 contracts to 384 157 for the week. Speculative long positions dropped -4 525 contracts and shorts gained +2 968 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Greenback Lacks Direction Ahead of FOMC Meeting

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended September 3, NET LENGTH in USD Index added +1 839 contracts to 31 336. Speculative long positions rose +6 308 contracts and short positions also added +4 469 contracts. Greenback becomes directionless ahead of the FOMC...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Long Bets Increased for Safe Haven Currencies

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended August 27, NET LENGTH in USD Index added +398 contracts to 29 897. Speculative long positions dropped -961 contracts while short positions fell -1 359 contracts during the week. Traders trimmed bets on the greenback. Concerning...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Bets for Higher Crude Oil Prices Trimmed amidst Recession Concerns

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended August 20, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures slumped -22 985 contracts to 391 650 for the week. Speculative long positions declined -15 504 contracts and shorts gained +7 481 contracts. As we mentioned in our previous...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Crude Oil Price to Fall Again in Coming Week as Trade War Re- escalates

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended August 20, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures jumped +32 491 contracts to 414 635 for the week. Speculative long positions declined -18 071 contracts and shorts sank -50 562 contracts. Crude oil prices rallied during the...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – USD’s Outlook Clouded by Trade War and Fed’s Policy

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended August 20, NET LENGTH in USD Index slipped -343 contracts to 29 499. Speculative long positions gained +1 189 contracts while short positions rose +1 532 contracts during the week. we expect greenback's outlook to remain...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Long Bets Trimmed on Gold and Silver Futures

Energy prices remained under pressure as US- China trade re-escalates. According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended August 13, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures increased +6 503 contracts to 382 144 for the week. Speculative long positions gained +6 116 contracts and shorts...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – NET LENGTH for JPY Rose as Sentiment in Rick- Off Mode

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended August 13, NET LENGTH in USD Index declined -1 487 contracts to 29 842. Speculative long positions dropped -1 457 contracts while short positions added +30 contracts during the week. Concerning European currencies, NET SHORT for...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – JPY Drifted to NET LENGTH for First Time in Over a Year as Market in Risk- Off Mode

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended August 6, NET LENGTH in USD Index added +1 046 contracts to 31 329. Speculative long positions added +26 contracts while short positions dropped -1 020 contracts during the week. Concerning European currencies, NET SHORT for...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Net Length on Energy Futures Trimmed Further as Risk Appetite Diminished

Energy prices remained under pressure as US- China trade re-escalates. According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended August 6, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures declined -11 650 contracts to 375 641 for the week. Speculative long positions added +686 contracts and shorts jumped...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – All Major Currencies in NET SHORT Positions, Except USD and CAD

As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended August 1, NET LENGTH in USD Index added +1 155 contracts to 30 283. Speculative long positions rose +7 087 contracts while short positions gained +5 932 contracts during the week.Concerning European currencies, NET SHORT for...