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

    Source: FxWire Pro - Commentary / 22 Oct 2018 04:04:20   America/New_York

    CFTC commitment of traders report was released on Friday (19th October) and cover positions up to Tuesday (16th October).  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 – Position shifted from short to long

    The net long positions rose in such a fashion by 55,842 contracts that the net position shifted from short to +17.7K contracts.           

    • Copper – Net position long and increasing

    The net long positions rose last week by 671 contracts to +8.9K contracts.

    • Silver – Net position short and decreasing

    The short positions declined last week and by 7,423 contracts to -14.8K contracts.

    • WTI Crude – Net position long and decreasing

    Speculators reduced long positions for the 13th time in 17 weeks, and by 34,822 contracts, which brought the net positions to +493.2K contracts.

    • Natural gas – Net position short and decreasing

    Short positions declined for the 9th time in 12 weeks and by 18 contracts last week to -4.5K contracts.






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