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COT-Speculative Selling in Metals Takes a Breather

COT-Speculative Selling in Metals Takes a Breather

Jamie Saettele, CMT, Sr. Technical Strategist
  • USD positioning little changed
  • Commercials near record CAD long position
  • Small specs retreat from record gold short position

For more analysis and trade setups, visit SB Trade Desk

Latest CFTC Release dated August 11, 2015:

Week (Data for Tuesdays)

52 week Percentile

US Dollar

69

Euro

84

British Pound

80

Australian Dollar

16

Japanese Yen

10

Canadian Dollar

0

Swiss Franc

41

Mexican Peso

10

Gold

6

Silver

33

Copper

22

Crude

4

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-Speculative Selling in Metals Takes a Breather

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Euro

COT-Speculative Selling in Metals Takes a Breather

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

British Pound

COT-Speculative Selling in Metals Takes a Breather

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Australian Dollar

COT-Speculative Selling in Metals Takes a Breather

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Japanese Yen

COT-Speculative Selling in Metals Takes a Breather

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Canadian Dollar

COT-Speculative Selling in Metals Takes a Breather

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Swiss Franc

COT-Speculative Selling in Metals Takes a Breather

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Mexican Peso

COT-Speculative Selling in Metals Takes a Breather

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Gold

COT-Speculative Selling in Metals Takes a Breather

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Silver

COT-Speculative Selling in Metals Takes a Breather

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Copper

COT-Speculative Selling in Metals Takes a Breather

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Crude

COT-Speculative Selling in Metals Takes a Breather

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

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

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