• Latest commitment of traders positions (commodities) as of may 15th 2018

    Source: FxWire Pro - Commentary / 21 May 2018 02:12:22   America/New_York

    CFTC commitment of traders report was released on Friday (18th May) and cover positions up to Tuesday (15th May). 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 declined last week. The net long positions got decreased by 14,997 contracts to +92.4K contracts.               

    • Copper – Net position long and increasing

    Long positions rose for the first time in seven weeks. The net longs rose by 2,903 contracts to +36.3K contracts.

    • Silver – Net position shifted from short to long

    The long positions rose last week and by 779 contracts to +658 contracts.

    • WTI Crude – Net position long and decreasing

    Speculators reduced long positions for a fourth consecutive week and by 35,484 contracts, which brought the net positions to +644.4K contracts.

    • Natural gas – Net position short and decreasing

    Short positions declined sharply last week and by 30,595 contracts that pushed the net position to -93.4K contracts.

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