COT Report: USD Index bets rise. Gold, Silver bets take a breather while VIX & Copper go more bearish

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Large currency speculators increased their web positions at the US Dollar Index stocks markets this past week, according to the most recent Commitment of Traders (COT) data published by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday. Watch complete article.


10-Year Notice Speculators bearish bets were nearly unchanged this week

Large precious metals speculator contracts of the Gold futures totaled a net position of 244,763 contracts, according to the most recent data this past week. This was an alteration of -14,183 contracts in the last weekly total. Watch complete article.
Copper speculators, meanwhile, lasted along a more bearish path as short stakes rose once more and again for the time from the previous fourteen days.

Large precious metals speculator contracts of this silver futures lacked a web place of 25,151 contracts, and according to the latest information this week. This was a change of -5,304 contracts in the prior weekly total. Watch complete article.
Metals speculator contracts of the copper futures totaled a net place of -39,987 contracts, according to the newest data this week. This was a change of -10,771 contracts in the last weekly complete. Watch complete article.


Silver Speculators pulled back on their bullish bets for 2nd week after strong profits

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Large speculator contracts of this 10-Year Bond futures totaled a net position of -288,836 contracts, according to the newest data this past week. This was an alteration of 48 contracts from the prior weekly complete. Watch full post .
The 10-Year Bond positions were almost unchanged this week as the bearish posture is under the -300,000 net contract level for a third week.
At length, VIX speculators are continuing in their own manners as brief positions have improved now for five straight months and for the seventh time from their past eight weeks.
In currencies, the USD Index Speculator stakes got a boost this week while the Mexican peso stakes rose by over +18,000 contracts. Canadian dollar bets gained for a third consecutive week because speculators pushed their recently bullish net positions higher.



Copper Speculators continued to improve their bearish bets this week

Silver stakes have dipped for 2 weeks after a solid streak of its own which filed a four-week total gain of +52,974 contracts from June 4th to June 25th.
Large stock exchange volatility speculator contracts of the VIX futures totaled a net position of -132,182 contracts, according to the most recent information this past week. This was an alteration of -7,958 contracts from the last weekly total. Watch whole article.
Here are the week’s links to the most recent Commitment of Traders data changes that were published on Friday.
This week in the COT data, we saw that valuable metals speculators cooled off in their latest surge of bullish stakes into Gold and Silver. Gold positions had jumped by +172,258 web contracts in the past five weeks to the highest level since September of 2016 before per week’s retreat.

The massive speculator contracts of WTI crude futures lacked a web place of 390,149 contracts, according to the latest information this week. This was a change of -2,661 contracts from the prior weekly complete. Watch complete article.

Mexican Peso bets jump higher

The CFTC Forex dealer positions according to commercial hedgers (traders using futures contracts for hedging within their industry ), non-commercials (big dealers who speculate to realize trading profits) and nonreportable traders (generally smallish traders/speculators).
The WTI Crude oil speculators cut on their bullish web positions after three consecutive months of gains. This data shows that the current standing is below the contract amount for a fourth consecutive week.


Gold Speculator bullish bets take a breather after powerful 5-week run

*COT Report: The COT data, released to the public each Friday, is upgraded via the latest Tuesday (data is 3 days old) and shows a fast view of how large speculators or non-commercials (for-profit dealers ) were placed in the futures markets.