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COT: US Dollar Commercial Short Position is Largest on Record

COT: US Dollar Commercial Short Position is Largest on Record

2014-09-22 16:54:00
Jamie Saettele, CMT, Sr. Technical Strategist
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  • USD ownership profile warns of a turn
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Latest CFTC Release dated September 16, 2014:

Week (Data for Tuesdays)

52 week Percentile

US Dollar

100

Euro

8

British Pound

0

Australian Dollar

65

Japanese Yen

35

Canadian Dollar

78

Swiss Franc

12

Mexican Peso

49

Gold

35

Silver

35

Copper

33

Crude

0

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

COT: US Dollar Commercial Short Position is Largest on Record

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Euro

COT: US Dollar Commercial Short Position is Largest on Record

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

British Pound

COT: US Dollar Commercial Short Position is Largest on Record

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Australian Dollar

COT: US Dollar Commercial Short Position is Largest on Record

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Japanese Yen

COT: US Dollar Commercial Short Position is Largest on Record

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Canadian Dollar

COT: US Dollar Commercial Short Position is Largest on Record

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Swiss Franc

COT: US Dollar Commercial Short Position is Largest on Record

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Mexican Peso

COT: US Dollar Commercial Short Position is Largest on Record

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Gold

COT: US Dollar Commercial Short Position is Largest on Record

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Silver

COT: US Dollar Commercial Short Position is Largest on Record

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Copper

COT: US Dollar Commercial Short Position is Largest on Record

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Crude

COT: US Dollar Commercial Short Position is Largest on Record

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

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

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