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COT-Speculators Buy US Dollar after a 2 Month Hiatus

COT-Speculators Buy US Dollar after a 2 Month Hiatus

Jamie Saettele, CMT, Sr. Technical Strategist
  • Speculators buy USD after a 2 month hiatus
  • Speculators sell most gold in 1 week since after the US election
  • Silver specs pull back from record long position

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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 March 7, 2017

Week (Data for Tuesdays)
US Dollar78
Euro71
British Pound33
Australian Dollar94
Japanese Yen16
Canadian Dollar94
Swiss Franc33
Mexican Peso77
Gold22
Silver92
Copper67
Crude96

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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