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COT-Crude Oil Specs Cut Longs for First Time in 4 Weeks

COT-Crude Oil Specs Cut Longs for First Time in 4 Weeks

Jamie Saettele, CMT, Sr. Technical Strategist
  • Smallest Euro short position (specs) since June
  • Copper speculators are still extremely long
  • Crude oil specs cut longs for 2nd time this year

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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.

Latest CFTC Release dated February 7, 2017

Week (Data for Tuesdays)
US Dollar71
Euro88
British Pound51
Australian Dollar47
Japanese Yen16
Canadian Dollar61
Swiss Franc31
Mexican Peso33
Gold16
Silver71
Copper94
Crude98

Charts (all charts are continuous contract)

Non Commercials (speculators) – Red

Commercials – Blue

Small Speculators – Black

COTDiff (COT Index) – Black

Volume-Red

US Dollar ICEUS Continuous Contract

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Euro CME Continuous Contract

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

British Pound CME Continuous Contract

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Australian Dollar CME Continuous Contract

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Japanese Yen CME Continuous Contract

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Canadian Dollar CME Continuous Contract

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Swiss Franc CME Continuous Contract

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Mexican Peso CME Continuous Contract

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Gold COMEX Continuous Contract

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Silver COMEX Continuous Contract

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Copper COMEX Continuous Contract

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

Crude Oil NYMEX Continuous Contract

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT

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

To contact Jamie e-mail jsaettele@dailyfx.com.

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