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CFTC: USD longs keep contracting

Here are the essentials of the latest Commitments of Traders (COT) report, released on Friday, May 3, by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for a week ended April 30.

Large speculators slightly decreased their USD net long positions from $24.9 bln to $24.5 bln.

It’s necessary to note that the figures cited above are always a week old at the time of their release. Never the less, CFTC data gives a good oversight into how the market is positioned and if/how these positions are being unwound. Although the CME speculators represent a small fraction of trading in the currency markets, their trades are widely seen as typical of hedge fund investors' currency movements.

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