The British pound opinion continued to sour since speculator stakes have increased their bearishness for 3 consecutive months to the most high level level since January.
Even the VIX net speculative bearish position retreated this week following having a couple of small moves in the past weeks. The VIX speculator stakes have moved further away in the all time record high bearish amount of -180,359 contracts that has been achieved on April 30th.
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WTI Crude oil speculators continued to pull on their bullish stakes for a 6th straight week and have cut positions by a full of -147,191 contracts within this age.
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 last five weeks. The speculators, usually reliable trend-followers, have found themselves gambling against the current 10-Year Bond strength (bond costs are reverse of the bond yield and the 10-Year yield ended this week way down at 2.09percent ).
In inventories , the USD Index Speculator bets dipped slightly this week and also continued the new steady downtrend in spec places. Euro stakes sharply enhanced this week along with the bearish level is now back below the -100,000 web contract amount (maybe the worst is over to the Euro?) . Japanese Rolex bets saw more improvement and hit at the least bearish amount in 14 weeks.
Here are this week’s links to the latest Commitment of Traders data fluctuations which were published on Friday.
*COT Report: The COT information, published weekly to the public each Friday, is updated through the latest Tuesday (data is old) and shows a fast view of how large speculators or non-commercials (for-profit dealers ) were positioned in the futures markets.
This week in the COT Report data, valuable metals speculators failed a u-turn and stacked in to Gold bullish positions from the largest one-week gain on record. Copper bets, nevertheless, continued to see high levels of bearishness and dropped to the most bearish standing since January.
Metals speculator contracts of the aluminum futures lacked a web ranking of -26,746 contracts, according to the newest data this past week. This was a change of -2,913 contracts from the previous weekly complete. See whole post .
The massive speculator contracts of WTI crude futures lacked a web place of 400,168 contracts, according to the newest data this past week. This was an alteration of -38,770 contracts in the prior weekly total. See complete post .
Find CFTC criteria : (http://www.cftc.gov/MarketReports/CommitmentsofTraders/ExplanatoryNotes/index.htm).
In the end, Mexican peso positions furthered their slide (although stay strongly bullish) after sinking to a record high heeled amount on April 16th.
The CFTC categorizes trader positions based on commercial hedgers (dealers using futures contracts for hedging within their company ), non-commercials (big dealers who speculate to realize trading profits) and nonreportable traders (usually smallish traders/speculators).
Substantial precious metals speculator contracts of the silver futures totaled a net position of -8,443 contracts, according to the latest information this week. This was a change of 13,966 contracts in the last weekly total. See whole article.
Big speculator contracts of the 10-Year Bond futures totaled a net position of -467,702 contracts, according to the newest data this week. This was an alteration of -91,529 contracts from the last weekly total. See full post .
Large stock exchange volatility speculator contracts of the VIX stocks lacked a net position of -85,510 contracts, according to the latest data this past week. This was an alteration of 20,317 contracts from the previous weekly total. See full post .
Large currency speculators decreased their web positions at the US Dollar Index futures markets this week, according to the latest Commitment of Traders (COT) data released from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday. Watch full post .
Substantial valuable metals speculator contracts of this Gold futures totaled a net ranking of 156,115 contracts, and according to the most recent data this week. This was an alteration of 69,427 contracts from the prior weekly total. Watch complete post .
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