• Latest commitment of traders positions (commodities) as of January 16th 2018

    Source: FxWire Pro - Commentary / 22 Jan 2018 02:30:25   Eastern Standard Time

    CFTC commitment of traders report was released on Friday (19th January) and cover positions up to Tuesday (16th January). 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 a fifth consecutive week.  The net long position increased by 8,423 contracts to +211.7K contracts.           

    • Copper – Net position long and decreasing

    Long positions declined last week. The net longs decreased by 1,118 contracts to +61.2K contracts.

    • Silver – Net position long and decreasing

    Long positions declined last week. Last week, speculators reduced long positions by 823 contracts to +37.2K contracts.

    • WTI Crude – Net position long and increasing

    Speculators increased long positions for a second straight week and by 50,197 contracts, which brought the net positions to +707.8K contracts.

    • Natural gas – Net position short and decreasing

    Short positions declined for a third consecutive last week and by 67,735 contracts that pushed the net position to -69K contracts.

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