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Euro Speculators Pile on Short Positions

Euro Speculators Pile on Short Positions

Jamie Saettele, CMT, Sr. Technical Strategist
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Latest CFTC Release dated August 4, 2014:

Week (Data for Tuesdays)

52 week Percentile

US Dollar

88

Euro

0

British Pound

53

Australian Dollar

96

Japanese Yen

61

Canadian Dollar

100

Swiss Franc

0

Mexican Peso

90

Gold

92

Silver

94

Copper

88

Crude

53

The COT Index is the difference between net speculative positioning and net commercial positioning measured. A 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 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. 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 (all charts are continuous contract)

Non Commercials (speculators) – Red

Commercials – Blue

Small Speculators – Black

COTDiff (COT Index) – Black

US Dollar

Euro Speculators Pile on Short Positions

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Euro

Euro Speculators Pile on Short Positions

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

British Pound

Euro Speculators Pile on Short Positions

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Australian Dollar

Euro Speculators Pile on Short Positions

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Japanese Yen

Euro Speculators Pile on Short Positions

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Canadian Dollar

Euro Speculators Pile on Short Positions

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Swiss Franc

Euro Speculators Pile on Short Positions

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Mexican Peso

Euro Speculators Pile on Short Positions

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Gold

Euro Speculators Pile on Short Positions

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Silver

Euro Speculators Pile on Short Positions

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Copper

Euro Speculators Pile on Short Positions

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Crude

Euro Speculators Pile on Short Positions

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

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

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