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

    Source: FxWire Pro - Commentary / 02 Jan 2018 03:14:00   America/New_York

    CFTC commitment of traders report was released on Friday (26th December) and cover positions up to Tuesday (29th 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 crucial picture on 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 Australian dollar rose last week by 979 contracts to -13.6K contracts.
    • Short positions in the Japanese yen rose last week and by 1,713 contracts to -116.1K contracts.
    • Short positions in the New Zealand dollar rose for a fourth consecutive week and by 967 contracts to -17.6K contracts.

    Long positions increased:

    • Long positions in the euro increased last week by 5,924 contracts to +92.1K contracts.

    Long positions decreased:

    • The long positions in the Canadian dollar declined last week and by 28,555 contracts that pushed the net position to +17.3K contracts.
    • The long positions in the Mexican peso declined for the third consecutive week by 17,510 contracts that pushed the net position to +36.4K contracts.
    • The long positions in the British pound declined last week by 7,712 contracts to +12.7K contracts.

    Short positions decreased:

    • Short positions in the Swiss franc declined for a third consecutive week and by 3,493 contracts that pushed the net position to -13.9K contracts.

     

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