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CFTC Commitments of Traders – Traders Trimmed Bets on Crude Oil after Strong Rally

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended February 23, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures fell -2 873 contracts to 511 840 for the week. Speculative long position sank -14 214 contracts, while shorts declined -11 341 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Platinum Catches Up with Precious Metals’ Rally

Crude oil price strengthened for the second consecutive week but the gain was last than the prior week. We expect to see more profit-taking in the coming weeks. Concerning the precious metal complex, silver retreated after rallying to the 8-year high in the prior week. The rally in precious...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Crude Oil Broke Above Recent Narrow Range

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended February 2, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures dropped -5 438 contracts to 499 174 for the week. Speculative long position dropped -932 contracts, while shorts added +4 506 contracts. WTI crude oil price broke above recent...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Silver Price Rallied on Safe-Haven Demand as Wall Street Slumped

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended January 26, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures dropped -3 972 contracts to 504 612 for the week. Speculative long position rose +11 560 contracts, while shorts jumped +15 532 contracts.  For refined oil products, NET LENGTH...

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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Safe Haven Buying in Gold Resumed

Net length in gold futures increased as a rise in speculative long positions was accompanied by a fall in speculative shorts. Traders also resumed accumulating gold on price correction. We expect net length in the yellow metal to rise further in the coming week as safe haven demand reemerged...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Gold’s NET LENGTH Shrank amidst Worst Price Decline since March

Losing more than -4%, the Comex Gold futures marked its worst week since March amidst US dollar's rebound. The yellow metal's outlook remains bearish in the near-term after the downward breakout after consolation. We expect NET LENGTH to shrink further in the coming week. Crude oil futures recorded increase...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Bets Increased in Both Side as Crude Oil Price Lacks Direction

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended September 15, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures added +378 contracts to 449 744 for the week. Speculative long position rose +11 868 contracts, while shorts also gained +11 490 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – NET LENGTH for Crude Oil has Sharpest Decline since May, on Demand Concerns

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended September 8, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures slumped  -41 549 contracts to 449 366 for the week. Speculative long position declined -28 235 contracts, but shorts rose +13 314 contracts. Crude oil prices sank over -6%...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Traders to Bet Lower Crude Oil Prices on Cloudy Demand Outlook

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended September 1, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures declined further, by -9 784 contracts to, 490 915 for the week. Speculative long position fell -6 429 contracts, but shorts rose +3 355 contracts. NET Length is expected...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – NET LENGTH in Crude Oil and Gold Fell, while that in Natural Gas Climbed Higher

All commodity futures under our coverage were in net speculative long positions last week. NET LENGTH in natural gas futures rose the most as hurricane Laura had raised concerns about supply, outweighing demand worries. NET LENGTH in crude oil futures declined, although price slowly climbed higher. Gold's NET LENGTH...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Bets on Gold and Silver Futures Trimmed as Prices Pulled Back after Rally

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended August 11, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures plunged -15 331 contracts to 520 935 for the week. Speculative long position declined -10 925 contracts, while shorts added +4 406. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH for...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Gold’s Net Length Climbed Slightly as Short Positions Emerged after Weeks’ of Rally

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended August 4, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures gained +3 697 contracts to 536 266 for the week. Speculative long position rose +16 930 contracts, while shorts gained +13 233. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH for...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – NET LENGTH on Crude Oil and Gold Futures Declined on Profit Taking

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended July 28, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures plunged -16 307 contracts to 532 569 for the week. Speculative long position slumped -11 088 contracts, while shorts gained +5 219. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH for...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Bets on Crude Oil Trimmed on Both Sides. Yet, Net Length Soared

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended July 21, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures rise +9 125 contracts to 548 876 for the week. Bets on both sides increased. Speculative short position plunged -13 473 contracts, more than offsetting the -13 473 decline...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Net Length on Crude Oil Futures Gained Modestly as Price Consolidated at 7-Month High

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended July 14, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures gained +4 434 contracts to 539 751 for the week. Speculative long positions rise +5 715 contracts while shorts added +1 281 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Bets on Crude Oil Trimmed on Renewed Inventory Build-Up

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended July 7, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures plunged -17 850 contracts to 686 543 for the week. Speculative long positions fell -17 850 contracts while shorts dropped -9 341 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH...

CFTC Commitments of Traders – Bets on Higher Energy Prices Dropped Across the Board

According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended June 30, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures plunged -17 057 contracts to 543 826 for the week. Speculative long positions dropped -6 864 contracts while shorts rose +10 193 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH...