CFTC: traders' commitments
Here are the essentials of the latest Commitments of Traders (COT) report, released on Sept. 13 by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for a week ended on Sept. 10.
The value of US dollar’s net long position reached the highest level in 6 weeks as it increased from $20.08B in the week ended Sept. 3 to $22.01B in the week ended Sept. 10. The net long USD position rose for a third straight week.
EUR net long positions contracted by about 10K contracts.
GBP net short positions declined by about 5K contracts.
JPY net short positions increased by about 15K contracts.
AUD net shorts decreased by about 12K contracts.
CHF positioning demonstrates rather small net longs.
CAD net shorts decreased by about 5K.
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.