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Positioning Indicates that Yen Remains Vulnerable

Positioning Indicates that Yen Remains Vulnerable

Jamie Saettele, CMT, Sr. Technical Strategist

Latest CFTC Release dated February 14, 2012:

Week (Data for Tuesdays)

52 week Percentile / Comment (if applicable)

US Dollar

67

Euro

8

British Pound

24

Australian Dollar

75

Japanese Yen

33

Canadian Dollar

51

Swiss Franc

4

Gold

43

Silver

63

Copper

63

Crude

76

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 – Black

COTDiff – Black

Volume on bottom

US Dollar

Positioning_Indicates_that_Yen_Remains_Vulnerable_body_usd.png, Positioning Indicates that Yen Remains Vulnerable

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Euro

Positioning_Indicates_that_Yen_Remains_Vulnerable_body_eur.png, Positioning Indicates that Yen Remains Vulnerable

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

British Pound

Positioning_Indicates_that_Yen_Remains_Vulnerable_body_gbp.png, Positioning Indicates that Yen Remains Vulnerable

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Australian Dollar

Positioning_Indicates_that_Yen_Remains_Vulnerable_body_aud.png, Positioning Indicates that Yen Remains Vulnerable

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Japanese Yen

Positioning_Indicates_that_Yen_Remains_Vulnerable_body_jpy.png, Positioning Indicates that Yen Remains Vulnerable

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Canadian Dollar

Positioning_Indicates_that_Yen_Remains_Vulnerable_body_cad.png, Positioning Indicates that Yen Remains Vulnerable

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Swiss Franc

Positioning_Indicates_that_Yen_Remains_Vulnerable_body_chf.png, Positioning Indicates that Yen Remains Vulnerable

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Gold

Positioning_Indicates_that_Yen_Remains_Vulnerable_body_gold.png, Positioning Indicates that Yen Remains Vulnerable

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Silver

Positioning_Indicates_that_Yen_Remains_Vulnerable_body_silver.png, Positioning Indicates that Yen Remains Vulnerable

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Copper

Positioning_Indicates_that_Yen_Remains_Vulnerable_body_copper.png, Positioning Indicates that Yen Remains Vulnerable

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Crude

Positioning_Indicates_that_Yen_Remains_Vulnerable_body_crude.png, Positioning Indicates that Yen Remains Vulnerable

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

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

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