Latest commitment of traders positions (commodities) as of February 20th 2018
Source: FxWire Pro - Commentary / 26 Feb 2018 03:28:41 Eastern Standard Time
CFTC commitment of traders report was released on Friday (23rd February) and cover positions up to Tuesday (20th February). COT report is not a complete presenter of entire market positions; however, it represents a good chunk of institutional traders, to have a feel of what expected by the big players.
Kindly note, in some cases, numbers are rounded to nearest decimal.
- Gold – Net position long and increasing
Long positions rose for the first time in four weeks. The net long positions got increased by 15,316 contracts to +190.9K contracts.
- Copper – Net position long and increasing
Long positions rose for the first time in three weeks. The net longs increased by 2.553 contracts to +47.3K contracts.
- Silver – Net position long and decreasing
Long positions declined for a third consecutive week. Last week, speculators reduced long positions by 3,391 contracts to +5.3K contracts.
- WTI Crude – Net position long and decreasing
Speculators reduced long positions for the second consecutive week and by 22,895 contracts, which brought the net positions to +689.4K contracts.
- Natural gas – Net position short and increasing
Short positions rose for a third consecutive week and by 20,503 contracts that pushed the net position to -121.9K contracts.
FxWirePro launches Absolute Return Managed Program. For more details, visit http://www.fxwirepro.com/invest© FxWire Pro 2018. All rights reserved. The FxWire Pro content received through this service is the intellectual property of FxWire Pro or its third party suppliers. Republication or redistribution of content provided by FxWire Pro is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of FxWire Pro, except for personal and non-commercial use. Neither FxWire Pro nor its third party suppliers shall be liable for any errors, omissions or delays in content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.