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Australian Dollar Spec Short Position is Largest Since January 2014

Australian Dollar Spec Short Position is Largest Since January 2014

Jamie Saettele, CMT, Sr. Technical Strategist
  • Largest AUD spec short position since January 2014
  • Smallest Yen spec short position since November 2012
  • Largest CAD spec short position since last March

Latest CFTC Release dated February 24, 2014:

Week (Data for Tuesdays)

52 week Percentile

US Dollar

88

Euro

12

British Pound

24

Australian Dollar

0

Japanese Yen

92

Canadian Dollar

4

Swiss Franc

57

Mexican Peso

16

Gold

71

Silver

75

Copper

24

Crude

18

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

Australian Dollar Spec Short Position is Largest Since January 2014

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Euro

Australian Dollar Spec Short Position is Largest Since January 2014

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

British Pound

Australian Dollar Spec Short Position is Largest Since January 2014

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Australian Dollar

Australian Dollar Spec Short Position is Largest Since January 2014

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Japanese Yen

Australian Dollar Spec Short Position is Largest Since January 2014

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Canadian Dollar

Australian Dollar Spec Short Position is Largest Since January 2014

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Swiss Franc

Australian Dollar Spec Short Position is Largest Since January 2014

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Mexican Peso

Australian Dollar Spec Short Position is Largest Since January 2014

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Gold

Australian Dollar Spec Short Position is Largest Since January 2014

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Silver

Australian Dollar Spec Short Position is Largest Since January 2014

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Copper

Australian Dollar Spec Short Position is Largest Since January 2014

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Crude

Australian Dollar Spec Short Position is Largest Since January 2014

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

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

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