The British lb opinion continued to sour as speculator stakes have now increased their bearishness for 3 consecutive weeks to the maximum high level level since January.
The 10-Year Bond speculators aggressively pushed their net short positions higher this week and have been adding to bearish stakes for four out of the past five weeks. The speculators, usually dependable trend-followers, have found themselves betting against the new 10-Year Bond strength (bond prices are somewhat reverse of the bond yield and the 10-Year return ended this week way down at 2.09%).
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The CFTC categorizes trader places according to commercial hedgers (traders using futures contracts for hedging within the business), non-commercials (big traders that speculate to realize trading profits) and nonreportable traders (usually smaller traders/speculators).
Large stock exchange volatility speculator contracts of this VIX futures totaled a net place of -85,510 contracts, according to the most recent data this past week. This was a change of 20,317 contracts from the prior weekly complete. Watch complete post .
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Here are the week’s links to the most recent Commitment of Traders data changes that were released on Friday.
Substantial currency speculators decreased their net positions in the US Dollar Index stocks markets this week, according to the latest Commitment of Traders (COT) data published by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday. See whole article.
In Currencies, the USD Index Speculator stakes dipped slightly this week also continued the recent steady downtrend in spec places. Euro bets sharply improved this week and also the bearish level is back under the -100,000 net contract level (possibly the worst is over for the Euro?) . Japanese Rolex stakes also saw more advance and hit at the least bearish amount in 14 weeks.
*COT Report: The COT information, published weekly to the public each Friday, is updated via the latest Tuesday (information is old) and reveals a quick view of how large speculators or non-commercials (for-profit traders) were housed at the futures markets.
WTI Crude oil speculators continued to pull back on their bullish bets for a 6th consecutive week and have now cut rankings by a full of -147,191 contracts within this period.
Euro, Yen Shorts were decreased
In the end, Mexican peso positions furthered their slip (although stay firmly bullish) after sinking to a record high bullish level on April 16th.
Even the VIX net speculative bearish position retreated this week following having a few little moves in the prior weeks. The VIX speculator bets have moved farther away from the all-time record high bearish level of -180,359 contracts which has been achieved on April 30th.
Large valuable metals speculator contracts of the Gold futures lacked a web position of 156,115 contracts, and according to the latest information this past week. This was an alteration of 69,427 contracts in the last weekly complete. See complete post .
The huge speculator contracts of WTI crude futures lacked a web place of 400,168 contracts, according to the newest information this week. This was an alteration of -38,770 contracts in the last weekly complete. See whole article.
Find CFTC criteria here: (http://www.cftc.gov/MarketReports/CommitmentsofTraders/ExplanatoryNotes/index.htm).
Metals speculator contracts of those aluminum futures lacked a web place of -26,746 contracts, according to the newest data this past week. This was a change of -2,913 contracts from the prior weekly complete. Watch full article.
This was an alteration of -91,529 contracts in the weekly complete. Watch whole article.
This week at the COT Report data, valuable metals speculators failed a u-turn and piled to Gold bullish positions from the largest one-week profit on record. Bets for Silver were also radically higher. Copper stakes , however, continued to see higher levels of bearishness and dropped to the most bearish standing as January.
Substantial valuable metals speculator contracts of the silver futures lacked a web position of -8,443 contracts, according to the most recent data this past week. This was a change of 13,966 contracts from the last weekly complete. See full post .