• Latest commitment of traders positions (fx) as at September 18th 2018

    Source: FxWire Pro - Commentary / 24 Sep 2018 06:43:25   America/New_York

    CFTC commitment of traders report was released on Friday (21st September) and cover positions up to Tuesday (18th September). COT report is not a complete presenter of entire market positions since the future market is relatively smaller compared to the spot FX market. Nevertheless, it presents a crucial picture of how key participants are looking at future moves.

    Key highlights:

    Market participants are net short in all currencies against the dollar except the Mexican peso and the euro.

    Short positions decreased:

    • The short positions in the Swiss franc declined for the fourth consecutive week, and by 16,912 contracts to -18.4K contracts.

    Short positions increased:

    • The short positions in the Australian dollar rose for the second consecutive week, and by 23,691 contracts to -68K contracts.
    • The short positions in the Japanese yen rose for the 3rd time in 8 weeks and by 9,869 contracts to -63.7K contracts.
    • The short positions in the Canadian dollar rose for a fourth consecutive week and by 3,169 contracts to -30.1K contracts.
    • The short positions in the British pound sterling rose last week and by 18,079 contracts to -79.3K contracts.  
    • The short positions in the New Zealand dollar rose last week and by 9,342 contracts to -32K contracts.

    Long positions increased:

    • The long positions in the Mexican Peso rose for the second consecutive week and by 25,977 contracts to +40.5K contracts.

    Long positions decreased:

    • The net long positions in the euro declined last week by 9,504 contracts to +1.7K contracts.

     

     

     

     

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