• Latest commitment of traders positions (fx) as at December 12th 2017

    Source: FxWire Pro - Commentary / 18 Dec 2017 02:54:46   America/New_York

    CFTC commitment of traders report was released on Friday (15th December) and cover positions up to Tuesday (12th November).  COT report is not a complete presenter of entire market positions since the future market is relatively smaller compared to Spot FX market. Nevertheless, it presents a crucial picture of how key participants are looking at future moves.

    Key highlights:

    Market participants are net long in all currencies against the dollar except the Japanese yen, New Zealand dollar, and the Swiss franc.

    Shorts increased:

    • Short positions in the New Zealand dollar increased last week and by 535 contracts that pushed the net position to -13.4K contracts.

    Long positions increased:

    • The long positions in the Australian dollar rose for the second consecutive week by 392 contracts to +40.7K contracts.
    • Long positions in the British pound increased for a second straight week by 4,982 to 11.4K contracts.
    • Long positions in the euro increased for a second consecutive week by 20,783 contracts to +113.9K contracts.

    Long positions decreased:

    • The long positions in the Canadian dollar declined for a second consecutive week and by 506 contracts that pushed the net position to +42K contracts.
    • The long positions in the Mexican peso declined last week by 10,347 contracts that pushed the net position to +86.2K contracts.

    Short positions decreased:

    • Short positions in Swiss franc declined for the second consecutive week and by 802 contracts to -28.8K contracts.
    • Short positions in the Japanese yen declined last week and by 144 contracts to -114.1K contracts.

     

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