The Currency Report
Large Currency Speculators trimmed short Canadian dollar bets, while adding to long Yen, latest CFTC data shows…
(Commitments of Traders Data)
The latest CFTC data shows large Currency Speculators trimmed short Canadian dollar bets, while adding to long Yen holdings. Particular importance should be given to this recent change in Canadian positions, as it may be reflective of the short covering we are likely seeing in crude oil futures as well.
Significant percent change moves highlight one of the main goals of this report; which is to keep an eye on what large speculators have been doing over the longer term with their positions, with the assumption that they large speculators are positioning in the direction of the longer term trend.
Due to the delayed dissemination of this information, this information should in no way be considered in any way as a trade recommendation or advice.
Highlighted Currency, net position and % change
Net Longs Net Shorts
JY +59k, +13% EC -68k, +46%
CD -30k, -17%
The most recent Commitments of Traders data shows some significant percentage changes in non-commercial futures only net positions from the prior week including the following:
An important 17.49% decrease from 36,940 to 30,478 contracts net short of the Canadian dollar, which represents 4.06% of open interest;
A 61.1% increase from 2,321 to 3,507 contracts net short of the Swiss Franc, which represents 6.04% of open interest;
A strong 19.08% increase from 33,068 to 33,.068 contracts net short of the British Pound, which represents 2.29% of open interest;
A building 13.07% increase from 52,734 to 6,891 contracts long of the Japanese Yen, which represents 2.63% of open interest;
A rebuilding 46.28% increase from 46,857 to 68,541 contracts net short of the Euro, which represents 5.19% of open interest;
A strengthening 107.43% increase from 9,575 to 19,861 contracts long the Australian dollar, which represents 8.37% of open interest;
A small 8.97% decrease from 29,425 to 26,785 contracts net long of the US Dollar Index, which represents 4.11% of open interest;
For those interested in Stock Index Futures, it may be of interest that over the same period large speculators increased their net short positions in E-Mini S&P 500 Stock Index Futures by 4.95% from 208,122 to 218,422 contracts. Feel free to contact me directly for more specific information.
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