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COT: Crude Speculative Long Position at 18 Month Low

COT: Crude Speculative Long Position at 18 Month Low

Jamie Saettele, CMT, Sr. Technical Strategist
  • USD positioning moderates slightly
  • CHF ownership profile returns to June 2013 level
  • Crude spec longs at 16 month lows

Latest CFTC Release dated October 14, 2014:

Week (Data for Tuesdays)

52 week Percentile

US Dollar

92

Euro

4

British Pound

2

Australian Dollar

35

Japanese Yen

31

Canadian Dollar

55

Swiss Franc

0

Mexican Peso

18

Gold

45

Silver

14

Copper

14

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: Crude Speculative Long Position at 18 Month Low

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Euro

COT: Crude Speculative Long Position at 18 Month Low

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

British Pound

COT: Crude Speculative Long Position at 18 Month Low

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Australian Dollar

COT: Crude Speculative Long Position at 18 Month Low

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Japanese Yen

COT: Crude Speculative Long Position at 18 Month Low

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Canadian Dollar

COT: Crude Speculative Long Position at 18 Month Low

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Swiss Franc

COT: Crude Speculative Long Position at 18 Month Low

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Mexican Peso

COT: Crude Speculative Long Position at 18 Month Low

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Gold

COT: Crude Speculative Long Position at 18 Month Low

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Silver

COT: Crude Speculative Long Position at 18 Month Low

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Copper

COT: Crude Speculative Long Position at 18 Month Low

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Crude

COT: Crude Speculative Long Position at 18 Month Low

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

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

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