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Speculators Cut Yen Longs; Commercials Flip

Speculators Cut Yen Longs; Commercials Flip

Jamie Saettele, CMT, Sr. Technical Strategist

Latest CFTC Release dated February 21, 2012:

Week (Data for Tuesdays)

52 week Percentile / Comment (if applicable)

US Dollar

67

Euro

10

British Pound

37

Australian Dollar

75

Japanese Yen

14

Canadian Dollar

59

Swiss Franc

0

Gold

61

Silver

71

Copper

59

Crude

80

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

Speculators_Cut_Yen_Longs_but_Remain_Net_Long_body_usd.png, Speculators Cut Yen Longs; Commercials Flip

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Euro

Speculators_Cut_Yen_Longs_but_Remain_Net_Long_body_eur.png, Speculators Cut Yen Longs; Commercials Flip

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

British Pound

Speculators_Cut_Yen_Longs_but_Remain_Net_Long_body_gbp.png, Speculators Cut Yen Longs; Commercials Flip

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Australian Dollar

Speculators_Cut_Yen_Longs_but_Remain_Net_Long_body_aud.png, Speculators Cut Yen Longs; Commercials Flip

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Japanese Yen

Speculators_Cut_Yen_Longs_but_Remain_Net_Long_body_jpy.png, Speculators Cut Yen Longs; Commercials Flip

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Canadian Dollar

Speculators_Cut_Yen_Longs_but_Remain_Net_Long_body_cad.png, Speculators Cut Yen Longs; Commercials Flip

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Swiss Franc

Speculators_Cut_Yen_Longs_but_Remain_Net_Long_body_chf.png, Speculators Cut Yen Longs; Commercials Flip

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Gold

Speculators_Cut_Yen_Longs_but_Remain_Net_Long_body_gold.png, Speculators Cut Yen Longs; Commercials Flip

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Silver

Speculators_Cut_Yen_Longs_but_Remain_Net_Long_body_silver.png, Speculators Cut Yen Longs; Commercials Flip

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Copper

Speculators_Cut_Yen_Longs_but_Remain_Net_Long_body_copper.png, Speculators Cut Yen Longs; Commercials Flip

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Crude

Speculators_Cut_Yen_Longs_but_Remain_Net_Long_body_crude.png, Speculators Cut Yen Longs; Commercials Flip

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

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

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Jamie is the author of Sentiment in the Forex Market.

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