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Gold Trader Positioning is at Level Consistent with a Bottom

By , Sr. Technical Strategist
26 February 2013 18:31 GMT

Latest CFTC Release dated February 19, 2013:

Week (Data for Tuesdays)

52 week Percentile / Comment (if applicable)

US Dollar

45

Euro

92

British Pound

4

Australian Dollar

31

Japanese Yen

18

Canadian Dollar

18

Swiss Franc

75

Gold

0 – speculators most short in over 52 weeks (see red bars on chart)

Silver

49

Copper

90

Crude

90

The COT Index is the difference between net speculative positioning and net commercial positioning measured. A light blue colored bar indicates that the difference in positioning is the greatest it has been in 52 weeks (bullish) with speculators selling and commercials buying. A light red colored bar indicates that the difference in positioning is the greatest it has been in 52 weeks (bearish) with speculators buying and commercials selling. Crosses above and below 0 are in bold. Non commercials tend to be on the wrong side at the turn and commercials the correct side. Use of the index is covered closely in detail in my book.

Charts

Non Commercials (speculators) – Red

Commercials – Blue

Small Speculators – White

COTDiff (COT Index) – White

US Dollar

Gold_Trader_Positioning_is_at_Level_Consistent_with_a_Bottom__body_usd.png, Gold Trader Positioning is at Level Consistent with a Bottom

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Euro

Gold_Trader_Positioning_is_at_Level_Consistent_with_a_Bottom__body_eur.png, Gold Trader Positioning is at Level Consistent with a Bottom

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

British Pound

Gold_Trader_Positioning_is_at_Level_Consistent_with_a_Bottom__body_GBP.png, Gold Trader Positioning is at Level Consistent with a Bottom

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Australian Dollar

Gold_Trader_Positioning_is_at_Level_Consistent_with_a_Bottom__body_AUD.png, Gold Trader Positioning is at Level Consistent with a Bottom

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Japanese Yen

Gold_Trader_Positioning_is_at_Level_Consistent_with_a_Bottom__body_JPY.png, Gold Trader Positioning is at Level Consistent with a Bottom

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Canadian Dollar

Gold_Trader_Positioning_is_at_Level_Consistent_with_a_Bottom__body_cad.png, Gold Trader Positioning is at Level Consistent with a Bottom

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Swiss Franc

Gold_Trader_Positioning_is_at_Level_Consistent_with_a_Bottom__body_chf.png, Gold Trader Positioning is at Level Consistent with a Bottom

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Gold

Gold_Trader_Positioning_is_at_Level_Consistent_with_a_Bottom__body_gold.png, Gold Trader Positioning is at Level Consistent with a Bottom

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Silver

Gold_Trader_Positioning_is_at_Level_Consistent_with_a_Bottom__body_silver.png, Gold Trader Positioning is at Level Consistent with a Bottom

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Copper

Gold_Trader_Positioning_is_at_Level_Consistent_with_a_Bottom__body_copper.png, Gold Trader Positioning is at Level Consistent with a Bottom

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Crude

Gold_Trader_Positioning_is_at_Level_Consistent_with_a_Bottom__body_crude.png, Gold Trader Positioning is at Level Consistent with a Bottom

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

--- Written by Jamie Saettele, CMT, Senior Technical Strategist for DailyFX.com

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26 February 2013 18:31 GMT