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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