• Latest commitment of traders positions (commodities) as of February 27th 2018

    Source: FxWire Pro - Commentary / 05 Mar 2018 03:09:27   Eastern Standard Time

    CFTC commitment of traders report was released on Friday (2nd March) and cover positions up to Tuesday (27th 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 decreasing

    Long positions declined for the fourth time in five weeks. The net long positions got decreased by 12,204 contracts to +178.7K contracts.          

    • Copper – Net position long and decreasing

    Long positions declined for the third time in four weeks. The net longs decreased by 5,990 contracts to +41.4K contracts.

    • Silver – Net position shifted from long to short

    The short positions rose in such a fashion the net position turned short from long. Last week, speculators reduced long positions by 6,828 contracts to -1.5K contracts.

    • WTI Crude – Net position long and increasing

    Speculators increased long positions for the first time in three weeks and by 14,738 contracts, which brought the net positions to +704.1K contracts.

    • Natural gas – Net position short and increasing

    Short positions rose for a fourth consecutive week and by 8,960 contracts that pushed the net position to -130.9K contracts.

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