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COT: USD Records in Commercial Shorts, Spec Longs, and Open Interest

COT: USD Records in Commercial Shorts, Spec Longs, and Open Interest

Jamie Saettele, CMT, Sr. Technical Strategist
  • Another record in USD ownership profile
  • Mexican Peso positioning is extreme
  • Crude specs still trying to pick the bottom

Latest CFTC Release dated January 06, 2014:

Week (Data for Tuesdays)
US Dollar100
Euro10
British Pound12
Australian Dollar6
Japanese Yen35
Canadian Dollar59
Swiss Franc0
Mexican Peso0
Gold78
Silver84
Copper0
Crude18

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

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Euro

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British Pound

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Australian Dollar

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Japanese Yen

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Canadian Dollar

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Swiss Franc

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Mexican Peso

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Gold

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Silver

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Copper

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Crude

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

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