CFTC: USD longs increased
Here are the essentials of the latest Commitments of Traders (COT) report, released on Sep 6 by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for a week ended on Sep 3.
The value of US dollar’s net long position increased from $15.82B on a week ended Aug 27 to $20.08B on a week ended Sep 3. The net long USD position rose for a second straight week.
EUR net long positions contracted by about 17K contracts.
GBP net short positions rose by about 5K contracts.
JPY net short positions increased by about 2K contracts.
AUD net shorts increased by about 1K contracts.
CHF positioning demonstrates rather small net longs.
CAD net shorts increased by about 10K.
NZD positioning demonstrates rather small net shorts.
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.